Thursday , January 28 2021

Amcu calls out 'Captured' Chamber of Mines & 'racist' Sibanye-Stillwater



The union has led a marble to the Johannesburg inner city where workers have handed over a memorandum of complaints to mining company, Sibanye-Stillwater.

Amcu led a March through Johannesburg on Tuesday, 22 January 2019, as Sibanye-Stillwater workers demanded salary increases Picture: Ayanda Nyathi / EWN

JOHANNESBURG – The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has accused the chamber of mines of being part of the state's capture agenda.

The union has led a march to the Johannesburg inner city where workers have handed over a memorandum of complaints to mining company Sibanye-Stillwater.

Amcu President Joseph Mathunjwa started his address by taking a swipe at the African National Congress (ANC) -led government

He says the state has turned a blind eye to the plight of mine workers.

Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman appeared alongside Mathunjwa and accept the memorandum.

The Amcu president accuses him of being a mass murderer and calls Sibanye-Stillwater a racist company

The union is calling for workers to be increased by a R1,000 per month.

'COMPLETE SHUTDOWN'

Amcu has threatened a complete shutdown of the mines in Rustenburg if their demands are not met.

Workers erupted in loud applause when Mathunjwa called for a complete shutdown of mines in Rustenburg if their grievances are ignored.

Miners have been on strike over wages since mid-November and Mathunjwa says workers can no longer accept a slave wage.

Miners are also demanding economic emancipation, decent working conditions and an end to structural inequality.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)


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