Sibanye-Stillwater says it is willing to find an amicable solution to end the dispute with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) over salary increases.
Sibanye-Stillwater has announced its intention to retrench more than 5000 workers at its Marikana mine in the North West.
The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) has expressed disappointment at unions not being further united in their fight for workers’ rights – post the Marikana tragedy.
Some survivors of the Marikana tragedy on August 16, 2012, say the day should be declared a holiday to remember their fellow brothers who fought for better working conditions in the Platinum mining sector.
Mining firm Sibanye-Stillwater is currently involved in several activities to assist families of those killed in the Marikana tragedy in August 2012.