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Sibanye StillwaterMining Weekly reports that Sibanye-Stillwater on Wednesday reported that acts of violence continued to be experienced at its SA gold operations, where a strike by Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) members was underway.  

“The situation at the Beatrix and Driefontein operations, in particular, remains tense, with striking workers causing damage to company property and restricting access to the company’s operating mine sites,” Sibanye alleged.  The producer went on to observe:  “Sibanye respects the right of Amcu members to strike and upholds the right of employees who wish to work to do so.  By their unlawful actions, striking employees are preventing other employees from exercising their right to work, thereby inflicting financial hardship on employees who do not wish to strike.”  The gold miner noted that the acts of violence were in contravention of the interdict granted to Sibanye by the Labour Court on 22 November.  Amcu members embarked on the strike action on 21 November, after wage negotiations could not be concluded.  Sibanye previously reached a wage agreement with three other unions.

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