Amcu: Rival unions using Marikana hit list
Amcu says the Marikana hit list is being used to paint the union as a vigilante group.
JOHANNESBURG - The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) leaders said rival unions could be involved in an apparent hit list in Marikana and using it as an an underhanded tactic to paint Amcu as a vigilante group.
Video: Marikana a divided town.
He said this is just another smear tactic.
"Lonmin's SMS campaign failed and now it's the issue of the hit list."
"Lonmin and the other union must solve their issues and stay away from violence."
Amcu members are striking for a minimum salary of R12,500 and refuse to settle for anything less.
Thousands of miners in Marikana gathered at the stadium to be addressed by Amcu leaders. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.
Business Day reported Griffith, his 11 executives and top management were all awarded R25,3 million in a bonus-share scheme that would pay out in three years as part of a skills-retention scheme.
The comments, which Griffith himself since labelled as "inappropriate and seemingly insensitive", were widely criticised.
Griffith issued a statement saying his choice of words that earning R6,7 million per year is fair pay was inappropriate.
But Griffith still argues Amcu's demands remains unaffordable as it would increase the company's costs by approximately R4,5 billion per year.
Meanwhile, food parcels will be delivered to Marikana today in response to the deepening humanitarian crisis there.
Video: Soup kitchen feeds starving miners.
Families have had to go without food for weeks because of the strike and some are now relying on a local soup kitchen
A total of four trucks will be heading to the area this morning to deliver the parcels.