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 victimization of a female employee.
It is alleged that a senior male employee demanded sexual favors from the female worker in exchange for a permanent job in August last year.
SABC News has still not been able to get a 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.”