Num threatens Amplats with court action

The march has been delayed because most of the workers are being bussed in from various provinces.

Members of NUM prepared to march to the Impala Platinum Mine head office in Rosebank, Johannesburg, on 13 October 2012. The union claims statistics that show it has lost support at the mine are misleading. Picture: Theo Nkonki/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The National Union of Mineworkers (Num) has threatened to take Impala Platinum (Implats) to court if it does not verify the number of union members it employs.

On Saturday, members planned to march to Implats' head office in Rosebank, north of Johannesburg.

But the march has been delayed because most of the workers are being bussed in from various mines in the North West and other provinces.

Workers are set to hand the company a memorandum of demands.

According to the union, statistics claiming that Num lost support at Implats' Rustenburg mine are misleading.

Num's Lesiba Seshoka is adamant the union still has support at the mine and wants Implats to verify membership figures within seven days.

Mine management says Num members make up only 13 percent of its workforce.

Seshoka also called on the company to increase security at the mine in question, after armed suspects allegedly threatened Num members.