Labour court denies AMCU request to expand strike

Johannesburg, March 27 –Amcu members marched to the Impala Platinum's offices in Illovo on Thursday to hand over a memorandum.

File: Houses belonging to NUM members were torched at the Sibanye mine earlier in 2019. 


RUSTENBURG - South Africa's labour court has rejected a request by platinum and gold sector union the Association of Mineworkers and Construction (AMCU) to hold an industry-wide strike, a spokesman for mining firm AngloGold Ashanti said on Friday.

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AMCU has been on strike at Sibanye-Stillwater's gold operations since mid-November in a pay dispute and wanted to extend the strike to at least 15 other mining firms including AngloGold, Harmony Gold, and Lonmin.