Fifty-one more mineworkers, including senior managers of Sibanye Stillwater at Thembelani shaft in Rustenburg, have tested positive for COVID-19.
Sibanye Stillwater mine has started retrenching some of its employees at its Marikana operations in Rustenburg in North West.
AMCU President Joseph Mathunjwa says Sibanye Stillwaters’ wage offer is an insult to workers and is a provocation for a strike.
The standoff between Sibanye Stillwater and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) appears nowhere near to being resolved.
One miner has been confirmed dead at Sibanye Stillwater Beatrix Gold mine in Theunissen during clashes between miners.
Unions in the mining sector are gearing up to take on Sibanye Stillwater this week. The SACP has already indicated it’ll also enter the fray.
South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers said on Monday another worker had died at Sibanye Stillwater’s Driefontein mine outside Carletonville over the weekend, the latest in a recent spate of fatalities at the company’s operations.
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.
The Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union (Amcu) has referred Sibanye-Stillwater mining company to the Commission of Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) over wage negotiations and planned retrenchments.
Sibanye-Stillwater has announced its intention to retrench more than 5000 workers at its Marikana mine in the North West.