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NUM supports balloting at Gold One mine

# The National Union of Mineworkers has expressed openness to balloting at Gold One Modder East Mine in Springs, Gauteng, as workers strive for organisational rights. The competing union, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, seeks to challenge the existing closed-shop agreement at the mine. In a recent protest, more than 500 workers stayed underground. Workers, alleging unfair dismissal for last month’s demonstrators, have given the mine until the end of business today for a balloting process or anticipate intensified industrial action. AMCU assures member cooperation despite indefinite suspension of operations.