Cape City — Gold One has elected to hurry up disciplinary motion in opposition to 34 miners suspected to be liable for an alleged hostage scenario, The Sowetan reports.
This comes after the mining firm suspended alleged instigators primarily based on prices which Gold One detailed as “collaborating within the sit-in underground which changed into a hostage scenario, in addition to picketing on floor, which was in opposition to an organization instruction for all workers to not come to work throughout these days, in addition to a violation of two court docket orders stopping any strike motion”.
Head of authorized for Gold One, Ziyaad Hassam, stated that every one hearings can be performed individually and can be overseen by exterior chairpersons. The miners in opposition to whom the costs have been levelled face potential dismissal. Whereas none have been accused of felony motion, Gold One said that it will proceed its inside investigation and stated the variety of these charged might rise.
Over 550 miners have been held underground throughout a “voluntary” sit-in protest in opposition to Gold One’s refusal to recognise the Affiliation of Mineworkers’ and Building Union.