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Amcu to embark on secondary strike at Sibanye-Stillwater's platinum ops

This secondary strike will be in support of current strike at the company’s gold operations on the West Rand and in the Free State.

Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has given notice of intention to embark on secondary strike action at Sibanye-Stillwater's platinum operations around Rustenburg.

This secondary strike will be in support of current strike at the company’s gold operations on the West Rand and in the Free State.

Amcu aid on Monday that around 12,500 of its members would go on strike at Sibanye Stillwater’s platinum operations, expanding an earlier strike affecting gold operations.

“Earlier today, AMCU sent an official notice to Sibanye-Stillwater, indicating that it will be embarking on secondary strike action from 22 January 2019. This notice relates to all the platinum operations of Sibanye-Stillwater,” it said in a statement.

AMCU members have been on strike at Sibanye-Stillwater’s gold operations since mid-November. Sibanye has declared the strike illegal.