Lonmin says SA labour court suspends secondary Amcu strike

Workers walk past a Lonmin Marikana platinum mine, a site that represents industrial strife in South Africa. Picture: Reuters/Skyler Reid

Workers walk past a Lonmin Marikana platinum mine, a site that represents industrial strife in South Africa. Picture: Reuters/Skyler Reid

The miner confirmed a week ago it had received written notice of the strike action from the union.

Mining company Lonmin said on Thursday the South African Labour Court had ruled the previous day that a planned secondary strike by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) be suspended pending judgment on the company’s application for an interdict.

Lonmin confirmed a week ago that it had received written notice of the strike action from Amcu in the platinum and coal sectors in support of its members who downed tools in November in the gold sector at Sibanye-Stillwater.

On Thursday Lonmin said it had sought an interdict from the Labour Court to prevent the secondary strike.

“The… court yesterday ruled that the intended secondary strike at Lonmin’s operations is suspended pending judgment in due course and operations continue normally,” it said.

– African News Agency

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