Move against Amcu 'a ploy to bolster docile ANC union NUM,' says EFF

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- timeslive.co.za | 3 months ago

The EFF has lashed out at the department of labour over its intention to dissolve the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), charging that it is a move to bolster unions aligned to the ANC.

"It is obvious that this move aims to strengthen the more ANC aligned and docile NUM [National Union of Mineworkers] because once workers no longer have Amcu, they will be forced to return or join the ANC NUM," EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said in a statement on Thursday. The labour department on Wednesday announced its intention to dissolve Amcu because it was "no longer functioning according to its constitutional mandate".

Ndlozi said that mine workers would be hardest hit if this happened.

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