Mineworkers need to be more responsible: iLIVE
The miners are holding their employers and the whole of South Africa to ransom - and they are getting away with it.
The day South Africa became a truly free democracy, that terrible migrant worker situation became obsolete and all became free to choose where we wanted to live, work and play.
How is it possible that miners today receive something called an "away from home" allowance?
The company does not send them away to carry out work for it.
The miners have chosen to work away from their homes, so why is the mine paying them a special allowance for their choice?
The mines should be employing people from the immediate community first and thereafter people from further afield.
Surely the job-seeker relocates to where the work is and should not hold the employer responsible for that?
Which other corporate sphere employs people using this remuneration model?
If I choose to accept a position with a company a great distance from my home, why does that become my employer's responsibility?
What part of this plot am I missing? The mineworkers are supposedly responsible adults, but certainly don't conduct themselves as such.
Examples include the weaponry they display and the fact that they have numerous wives and many children with households needing support beyond their monthly earnings.
They believe that muti will protect them from the authorities.
They also think they are on the same level for remuneration as the CEO and chairman of the company.
Do they realise that their continued negative actions will cause a rise in prices, resulting in financial and economic distress for South Africans?
The frightening part is that these people are allowed to vote.