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Sibanye StillwaterBloomberg reports that according to Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman, platinum-mining workers were unlikely to embark on a strike as a result of the current round of wage negotiations.  

Workers belonging to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) are said to have “no appetite” to strike at the company’s Rustenburg and Marikana mines.  New secret-ballot voting rules to decide on strike action are likely to help workers to make decisions independent of union leaders.  Froneman said it was possible to reach a “fair settlement” with Amcu in negotiations for a new wage deal currently being mediated by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).  “If I have called it wrong, there is a secret strike ballot and, based on interactions we had with our employees, chances of a strike are really remote,” Froneman opined

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