Peace accord signed on Marikana - NUM

Union appeals to AMCU to come on board and sign accord

NUM welcomes peace accord on Marikana

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) welcomes the peace accord signed by the various parties in the early hours of this morning in Marikana. The peace accord signals the good intentions of the participants to end the violence, threats and intimidation that has become a characteristic in the daily life of Marikana.

It further shows the commitment of parties to ending the three week long stand off. The NUM appreciates the commitment and efforts of the religious community, trade unions Solidarity and UASA, Lonmin and government in working hard to reach the accord which in itself paves the way to re-opening wage negotiations.

The NUM further appeals to AMCU to come on board and be a signatory of the peace accord. Not being part of the accord sends a wrong message to the workforce, a message of divisions and lack of common purpose. All parties must agree to organize in peace and harmony devoid of threats, intimidation and violence.

Statement issued by Lesiba Seshoka, NUM National Spokesman, September 6 2012

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