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lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Mining Weekly reports that Solidarity general secretary Gideon du Plessis has called on Lonmin CEO Ben Magara to participate in a live television or radio debate on its decision to remove the recognition and organisational rights of minority trade unions at its mines.  

The move affects Solidarity, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the United Association of SA (Uasa).  Solidarity on Monday reported that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) was now recognised as the only trade union at the platinum producer’s operations.  In an open letter addressed to Magara on Thursday, Du Plessis expressed dismay at Lonmin’s decision.  He indicated that Magara had previously given his word that the minority unions’ recognition rights would be safeguarded.

  • A short report is at Mining Weekly
  • Read Solidarity’s open letter to Lonmin at Solidarity online
  • Read too, Warning of union rivalry at Lonmin, on page 18 of Business Report of 11 August 2017

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