NUM ‘disgusted’ by Harmony's planned job cuts

The gold producer has told unions of its intent to cut 3,000 jobs at its Doornkop mine near Soweto.

FILE: Harmony Gold's Doornkop shaft. Picture: Harmony Gold

JOHANNESBURG - The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said it's disgusted and disappointed at Harmony Gold's intention to cut 3,000 jobs.

The gold producer has now informed unions of the cuts at its Doornkop mine near Soweto.

The NUM said Harmony's production losses are to blame for the possible retrenchments.

The union's Livhuwani Mammburu said, "We are shocked, disgusted and saddened by Harmony Gold to retrench more than 3,000 workers. They don't care about the lives of mineworkers, they don't see the value in them."