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Sibanye StillwaterMining Weekly reports that Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman on Tuesday responded to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union’s (Amcu’s) announcement of secondary strike action.  

He said the company had been preparing its local platinum operations for such an outcome and had contingency plans in place.  Amcu on Monday indicated that it would embark on secondary strike action at Sibanye’s local platinum group metals (PGM) operations from 22 January, in support of the ongoing wage strike at the miner’s gold operations, which started on 22 November.  Sibanye currently employs about 17,400 people at its South African PGM operations, with Amcu representing about 56% of employees at the Kroondal operations and 71% of employees at the Rustenburg operations.  Froneman pointed out that the company’s PGMs operations in the US provided diversification and support in respect of the strike, especially with the exposure of those operations to a rampant palladium price.

  • Read this report in full at Mining Weekly
  • Read too, Sibanye-Stillwater braces for secondary Amcu strike at platinum mines, at Fin24
  • And also, Amcu raises stakes in secondary strike at Sibanye-Stillwater’s platinum operations, at Miningmx

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