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amcu thumb medium80 81Mining Weekly reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) on Tuesday denied that the strike action at precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater's gold operations had become a personal vendetta between the union’s president Joseph Mathunjwa and Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman.  

In its statement, the union said its members had shown "great courage" to sacrifice their comfort and income "for the greater struggle for economic emancipation".  Amcu members have been on strike at Sibanye's SA gold operations since November 2018, in dispute over wages.  The union has since called for employees at Sibanye's platinum operations, as well as employees at other mining companies, to embark on a sympathy strike with those already on strike.  On Tuesday, Amcu also spoke out against Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe for involving Police Minister Bheki Cele in the labour dispute.  Mantashe last week called on Cele to help protect the Carletonville community, as the strike at Sibanye's operations had "become violent".  Amcu said it was irresponsible of Mantashe to call for the police to intervene in a labour matter.

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