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amcu thumb medium80 81Mining Weekly reported on Tuesday that Sibanye-Stillwater was considering the memorandum of demands submitted to the Minerals Council SA (MCSA) by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) earlier that day.  

Amcu marched to the MCSA (previously called the Chamber of Mines) to submit the memorandum, amid a continuing wage strike by its members at Sibanye’s gold operations.  The strike is now in its tenth week.  Reuters also reported on Tuesday that Amcu threatened to extend Monday’s one-day secondary strike at Sibanye’s platinum operations if its gold demands were not met.  Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman commented:  “We have engaged extensively with Amcu regarding wage increases at the gold operations since July 2018.  Since the strike started, we have had a number of engagements setting out the company’s position and, at all times, we have responded promptly to their written requests.  Our position remains consistent and we urge Amcu to use the recognised platforms for further engagement on ways to end this damaging strike.”

  • The original of this short report is at Mining Weekly
  • Read the Reuters report referred to above at Moneyweb


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