Harmony Gold, Amcu reach agreement, ending Kusasalethu strike

Employees embarked on a wildcat strike following the dismissal of six Amcu branch officials.

FILE: Harmony's Kusasalethu mine. Picture: harmony.co.za

JOHANNESBURG - Harmony Gold says it's reached an agreement with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) but will wait to see if employees hold their end of the deal to return to work at its Kusasalethu Mine in Carletonville, western Gauteng.

Employees embarked on a wildcat strike following the dismissal of six Amcu branch officials.

Harmony Gold approached the Labour Court for an urgent interdict on Monday morning.

The mining company's Lauren Fourie said: “Subsequent to the granting of an interdict, there was a mass meeting held by Amcu leadership with employees at the mine and they have confirmed that they will call off the strike. They also confirmed that employees will start returning to work.”