Sibanye Gold gets court interdict to stop Amcu strike

Amcu members stopped work demanding the mine provide transport because they were being attacked.

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JOHANNESBURG - Sibanye Gold has obtained a court interdict to stop a strike by its workers at its Kroondal Platinum Operations.

Association of Metalworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) members stopped work yesterday demanding the mine provide them with transport, because they were being attacked after working long night shifts.

The mining company says the union must suspend any strike action taken by its members in accordance with the court order or face potential disciplinary action.

Sibanye Gold's James Wellsted says they will continue talks with workers to address their transportation issues, however they must return to their stations.

"We've committed to engage them and we've been engaging with them since January so we were surprised by this strike action they took over because of this procedural minor issue."