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Sibanye StillwaterTimesLive reports that Sibanye-Stillwater confirmed on Monday that attendance at its gold operations was low as a wage strike continued.  

The strike for higher wages was launched by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) last Wednesday.  The trade union has rejected a three-year wage agreement between Sibanye and three other representative unions, namely the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Solidarity and Uasa.  Sibanye-Stillwater employs about 32,200 people at its SA gold operations, with Amcu representing about 43% of employees in the bargaining unit.  On Monday, the company stated that "attendance at the operations has improved relative to last week, but remains low".  The situation remained relatively stable at the weekend, with visible intimidation limited to the Beatrix operations in the Free State, the company said.  A peace pact between the unions was discussed on Friday following violence on Wednesday night, during which one miner was killed and a number of employees were seriously injured at Beatrix.

  • Read the short original report TimesLive
  • Read too, Sibanye-Stillwater suspends night shifts over safety reasons amid strike, at The Citizen
  • And also, Sibanye-Stillwater calls on striking staff to do so 'peacefully', at EWN

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