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Minerals Council and labour unions form a united front

The Minerals Council South Africa has met with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Solidarity and UASA to discuss the prevention of the spread of COVID-19, and to combat its impact on the mining industry, its employees and mining communities.

All parties have to date been actively involved in managing the adverse impacts of COVID-19 in numerous ways and have committed to collaborate to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are secured and efficiently rolled out to employees and host communities where possible, and to address misinformation to ensure voluntary and informed decision-making and participation to enable as many people as possible to be able will take up the opportunity to be vaccinated.

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Their joint message is: It is only through collaboration that we as an industry and as a nation will succeed in overcoming the pandemic to save lives and livelihoods.