Report: Salaries of mining union leaders in South Africa paid by mining companies
Just one year after the "Marikana massacre
," an investigative report in South Africa's Daily Maverick reveals
"a furtive conflict of interest, with mining houses footing the bill for top National Union of Mineworkers office bearers’ salaries...unionists are being paid high salaries by the very people from whom they are supposed to protect their members. The 'arrangement' is just about to end, in spite of union leaders' unhappiness and an unpredictable labour and political backlash."