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AMCU ends strike at Sibanye Gold’s Kroondal mine

This decision follows a mass meeting held at the mine early on Monday morning led by Association of Mineworkers and Construction (AMCU) general secretary Jeffrey Mphahlele, according to the union’s official twitter account.

AMCU members embarked on a strike from the morning shift on Friday 27 May 2016 as a result of a dispute relating to the provision of transport for employees – reportedly over the appointment of a bus contractor.

This is despite Sibanye Gold having secured a court interdict from the South African Labour Court on the day the strike started, which stated that “AMCU may not participate in or incite or otherwise encourage any Kroondal employees to embark on unprotected strike action”.

Jean Nel, CEO of Sibanye’s Platinum Operations said in a statement that Kroondal management has been engaging with AMCU on this issue in good faith since January 2016 and will continue to engage with AMCU in order to find a workable solution.

Chantelle Kotze
Chantelle Kotze is a Johannesburg-based media professional. She is a contributor at Mining Review Africa (Clarion Events - Africa) and has created content for the media brand over the past 6 years.