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Blyvoor Gold Mine Workers Threaten Operations Shutdown Amid New Labour Dispute



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Amid a fresh labour dispute, workers at the Blyvoor Gold mine, one of the prominent gold producers in the 1950s, are determined to halt operations at the Peter Skeat shaft.

According to EWN, more than 800 workers engaged in a 36-hour sit-in, demanding fair payment of incentives, including bonuses for the upcoming festive season. The dispute also revolves around the push to terminate the closed-shop agreement with the in-house union, the Blyvoor Workers Union.

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A brief meeting on Thursday night between shop stewards, the union, and management produced limited results, leading to ongoing tensions. Workers accuse Blyvoor Gold of reneging on profit-sharing, citing financial difficulties faced by the company.

The National Union of Mineworkers seeks to secure organising rights, potentially escalating the situation. As workers rally for their demands, the company may consider legal action to address the protest. However, there has been no official statement from management.


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Picture: Facebook / Blyvoor Gold

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