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UASA addresses the situation at Richards Bay Minerals

UASA’s Franz Stehring was this morning in conversation with eNCA’s Xoli Mngambi regarding the situation at Richards Bay Minerals (RBM).

UASA, through FEDUSA, has written to Minister Gwede Mantashe pleading with the Department of Minerals and Energy (DMRE) to urgently assist with the situation at Richards Bay Minerals and save jobs. RBM employees have since been sent on compulsory leave for an indefinite period, while the mine has been put under care and maintenance as a result of community protests and unrests in the area.

RBM employee, Thulani Radebe,  was shot and wounded while commuting to work.

Other employees have been followed home and intimidated by protesters. UASA wants to save jobs and we are calling on the DMRE to urgently intervene before the mine is permanently closed and 1800 employees plus contractors are rendered unemployed.

To listen to the interview please click the link below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eOMmQ1rHpc&fbclid=IwAR1GUr2DSJ-KY3fcsPrrJVQ4TYJZrv0S8mt-CzHGzrzz7ZrRhOj6TcWOdd8

Link to Daily Maverick article:

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-12-08-union-calls-on-minister-to-step-in-at-violence-hit-richards-bay-minerals/

For further enquiries or to set up a personal interview, contact Franz Stehring at 082 806 5164

In this photo: eNCA’s  Xoli Mngambi in conversation with Mr Franz Stehring, UASA Divisional Manager


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