Lonmin and Impala Platinum (Implats) are expecting strike notices from the Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union (AMCU).
Lonmin will receive a notice on January 20 for a strike due to begin on January 23, but no date has been given yet for the strike at Impala Platinum. On January 19, union members will decide on whether to strike at Anglo American Platinum.
“We are done with Lonmin, we are done with Impala,” Joseph Mathunjwa, president of AMCU, told thousands of workers at the Wonderkop Stadium near Lonmin’s Marikana mine in the North West province.
The union won the right to strike at the companies last quarter, calling for entry-level pay to more than double to R12 500 a month.