Nine people who were trapped underground have been safely brought to the surface at the Joel mine which falls under the management of harmony gold in Theunissen, in the Free State.
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union ( Amcu) says it will hold its elective conference next month, in compliance with the Labour Relations Act.
Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) Joseph Mathunjwa has launched a strong verbal attack on the current government for what he says is its alliance with white monopoly capital and its politically driven decision to deregister the union.
The Labour department’s registrar says there is nothing sinister about its intentions to deregister the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union.
Trade union Amcu has reached an agreement with Sibanye-Stillwater after signing a three-year wage deal which sees salaries increase by R650 for the first year, R700 for the second and R825 for the third year.