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Question 1 Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow: NUM lashes out at jobs 'blackmail' of mining firms Cape Town - The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is deeply worried about the possible retrenchments of thousands of workers at Sibanye Gold's operations in South Africa. The union said in a statement on Thursday that it is "shocked and disgusted" after it received a Section 189 notice from Sibanye Gold to retrench 7 400 permanent employees at the Beatrix West and Cooke Operations. The number excludes close to 3 000 contractors who are also facing retrenchments, according to NUM. NUM strongly condemns what it calls "the blackmail unleashed" by mining companies led by Sibanye Gold, AngloGold Ashanti and the Bokoni Platinum mine in announcing massive retrenchments. It regards the actions of these companies as irresponsible. "The jobs bloodbath is a clear attack on the working class, communities and the poor, a direct attack on mine workers in particular," said NUM. Sibanye on Thursday announced a restructuring plan that could see about 7 400 jobs being cut. The miner, which employs 58 000 workers in South Africa, announced restructuring plans at its Beatrix West and Cooke operations.