JOHANNESBURG - Platinum miner Lonmin Plc confirmed on Thursday that it has received written notice of a secondary strike action from Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) to take place at its operations.
Amcu is embarking on a secondary strike in the platinum and coal sectors next week in support of its members who have been on strike for three months in the gold sector at Sibanye-Stillwater.
"According to the correspondence received, the strike will commence on Thursday 28 February 2019 until 07 March 2019. Lonmin is in the process of obtaining legal advice to inform our response to the notice," the group said in a statement.
At least 15,000 workers affiliated to Amcu have been on a protected strike at Sibanye's gold operations since midnight on 21 November 2018, demanding higher wages.
They downed tools after refusing a three-year wage agreement signed by the mine and three other unions, and were demanding a R1,000 annual wage hike over three years.