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Solidarity2Mining Weekly reports that on Friday, Solidarity members and other Lonmin employees demanded, in a manifesto, that the recognition of Solidarity and other representative trade unions be reinstated immediately.  

Since 5 November, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has been the only trade union recognised by the platinum producer.  Solidarity’s Connie Prinsloo said the Labour Court’s rejection, on 3 November, of Solidarity’s urgent application to have its recognition rights at Lonmin reinstated was a setback, but that the trade union would not allow that to weigh it down.  “With Uasa and the National Union of Mineworkers, we represent the majority of the skilled Lonmin employees,” he pointed out.  Prinsloo noted that Solidarity members and other Lonmin employees working at Lonmin were making themselves heard through the manifesto, which emphasised members’ disappointment in Lonmin after the company failed to fulfil its promise to protect the recognition of employees’ trade unions.

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