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Striking Miners accuse police, that they have tortured them in the prison! Police Killing of Africans, now torture-claims! What has changed since the time of Steve Biko? – But nevertheless the strike gets stronger! More then 90 percent are striking and now two Trade Unions overcome their division at Lonime: NUM now also supports the demand to bring salaries up from 400 to 1200 Euro per month. NUM President, Senzeni Zokwana, recently undertook a mission to Canada to study the salary grading of mineworkers. “Following this study, I can say that the amount that rock drillers are earning is far less than the extremes they are exposed to.” OccupyThinkTank: According to the General Declaration of Human rights, workers have worldwide, in South Africa as in Canada, the right to get for the same work the same salary! (Universal Declaration off Human Rights, Article 23. (1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment. (2) Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.)

Torture Bill to be reviewed amid Lonmin mine workers’ allegations Tuesday 4 September 2012 19:11 SABC The Human Rights Committee will review the Prevention and Combatting of Torture of Persons Bill (SABC) TAGS: Human Rights Committee Lonmin mine workers Prevention … Continue reading

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