Sibanye Gold expects all employees to return to work today

The company has warned those who fail to return to work face potential disciplinary action.

The Kroondal operation in Rustenburg. Picture: Aquarius Platinum.

JOHANNESBURG - Sibanye Gold says it expects all its employees to return to work today and has warned that those who fail to do so will face potential disciplinary action.

The company obtained a court interdict at the weekend, to stop an unprotected strike at its Kroondal Platinum operations.

The Association of Metalworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) members downed tools on Friday, demanding the mine provide them with transport.

Sibanye Gold's James Wellsted says they will continue to talk to the union to try and resolve the dispute.

"They should be back in terms of the court order. If they are not back today, they'll essentially be unprotected and will face disciplinary action potentially."

Wellsted says the court order meant that any further labour stoppage would be illegal.

The hardline Amcu union is the main workers' body at the Kroondal mine, located on the Rustenburg platinum belt, and has about 7,000 workers.