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amcu thumb medium80 81Miningmx reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has attacked the proposed takeover of Lonmin by Sibanye-Stillwater, threatening the kind of action in conjunction with local communities which Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman has flagged as a key threat to the deal.  

Amcu is the recognised majority union at Lonmin.  In a statement, Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa highlighted the fact that over the next three years 12,600 workers will be retrenched from Lonmin out of its total current workforce of 32,500.  He noted that “this will come on top of the 1,100 jobs that are currently being shed at Lonmin.”  Mathunjwa went on to state:  “As Amcu we shall treat this matter with the great urgency it deserves.  We are going to consult our members and consider all options available to us including mass action backed up by all conceivable legal avenues to defend our members.  In doing so, we are prepared to join forces with communities around Lonmin to ensure that the interests of mineworkers’ mine-affected communities are defended.”

  • Read this report by David McKay in full at Miningmx
  • See too, Amcu laments ‘lack of consultation’ over Sibanye-Stillwater’s acquisition of Lonmin, at Mining Weekly
  • Read Amcu’s press statement at Amcu online


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