Metal workers union, NUMSA, will brief the media later on Tuesday about a protest at the Lanxess Chrome mines in Rustenburg in the North West.

About 200 NUMSA members have been staging a sit-in underground at the mine since last week Wednesday.

They are protesting against the alleged sexual harassment and victimisation of a female employee.

It is alleged that a senior male employee demanded sexual favours from the female worker in exchange for a permanent job in August last year.

SABC News has still not been able to get comment from the mines’ management.

NUMSA’s Phakamile Hlubi-Majola says:

“The alleged perpetrator has never been suspended and no disciplinary action has been taken against him.  As a result of this reluctance to act against the perpetrator our members have been embarked on a sit-in over this issue.”

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