One of three new
shafts underway at
Implats’ Impala
Rustenburg
operation
 
Johannesburg, South Africa — MININGREVIEW.COM — 26 August 2009 – The majority of union members at Impala Platinum “’ the world’s second biggest producer of the metal “’ appear to have rejected the latest wage increase offer by the company, and the strike is continuing.

Impala spokesman Bob Gilmour confirmed that the strike at the company’s largest operations in the country was still underway, with more than 20 000 workers involved.

Lesiba Seshoka “’ spokesman for the country’s largest mining union, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) “’ said the union would meet with its members later today to get the exact figures, before discussing the dispute with Impala management. “From the looks of it, the majority oppose it,” he told Reuters.

Gilmour said that Impala management was scheduled to meet with labour unions tomorrow in a further effort to resolve the issue, and did not expect work to resume until at least noon.