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South Africa’s NUM Awaits Answers from Rex Diamond

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12 July, 2005

The National Union of Mineworkers in South Africa still has not received answers to the sudden lay-offs of 400 diamond miners employed by Antwerp-based Rex Diamond Mining at the Loxton Mine in the Northern Cape. Despite inquiries by the NUM and ICEM over the status of the miners, the firm has said only the retrenchments are of a “short term arrangement,” yet has provided no information that would clarify the benefits due the workers.