The World Federation of Trade Unions representing 92 million workers in all the five continents expresses its solidarity and militant greetings to its affiliated organization, NUM-South Africa fir the big March it is preparing on August 1st, to Anglo Gold Ashanti mine in Matlosana.
The administration of the company, which employs 28,000 people and is Africa’s biggest gold mining company, said that the retrenchment of 8,500 workers is part of the restructuring of the company’s production and cost base in its South African business.
This is only an excuse, once more the capitalists are ready to sacrifice anything for their profits. The workers for them are only “production cost”, they are trying to reduce it by firing people, reducing health and safety measures and exploiting the workers and the natural riches of Africa.
We call all the workers of S. Africa to stand by the side of the Workers in Anglo Gold Ashanti, and our comrades of NUM to intensify their struggle to prevent the retrenchments, to fight for a world without exploitation, where the natural resources will belong to the people of each country and not to the monopolies.
Source: WFTU / RedGlobe