The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) had displaced the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) as the main trade union at the Rustenburg mine of Impala Platinum (Implats) and would call a strike if it was not granted organisational rights, the union said yesterday. “Things have changed dramatically,” said Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa. It had filed a section 21 dispute with the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration after Implats missed a May 25 deadline to verify membership numbers.

– Bloomberg