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Impala strike averted

Yet another shot
of strikers “’ a scene
that has been avoided
at Impala for the moment
Rustenburg, South Africa — 28 September 2012 – A looming strike at the Impala Platinum Holdings  mine in Rustenburg has been averted, with workers accepting a pay agreement proposed yesterday by the world’s second biggest platinum producer.

“We are not going on strike; the mine has agreed to adjust our pay with effect from 1 October,” said Khayelethu Mzimeli, chairperson of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) at Impala, reports Fin24.

He added that workers would be given letters today indicating how their salaries had been adjusted. “AMCU will not go on an illegal strike; if we have to go on a strike we will follow all relevant channels.”

“The good news is that no worker will earn less than R6 000,” he pointed out.

Before being addressed by AMCU, workers wearing green AMCU T-shirts and wielding sticks sang liberation songs outside Number Eight hostel. Police monitored the meeting and a police helicopter circled above while it was in progress.

The workers dispersed peacefully after the meeting.

Source: Fin24. For more information, click here.