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amcu thumb medium80 81Business Report writes that Joseph Mathunjwa, president of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), was due on Monday to address a mass meeting of members in the ninth week of a wage strike at Sibanye-Stillwater's gold operations in SA.  

About 15,000 Amcu members at Sibanye downed tools last November demanding a R1,000 annual wage increase for each of the next three years.  There have been clashes with fellow workers from the rival National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), which, alongside two other unions, signed a deal with Sibanye and whose members are at work.  Mathunjwa has accused Sibanye of being disingenuous in pleading poverty when workers demanded higher wages, but being quick to inform investors that it was not feeling the financial pinch of the strike.  Four Amcu members arrested during the strike will on Thursday hear if the Oberholzer Magistrate’s Court in Carletonville will grant them bail.  They have been charged with theft of motor vehicles, public violence and robbery with aggravated circumstances.

  • Read Siphelele Dludla’s original report in this regard in full at Business Report

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