JOHANNESBURG - The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) on Tuesday said that it would be embarking on a secondary strike in the platinum and coal sectors next week in support of its members in the gold sector at Sibanye-Stillwater.
At least 15,000 workers affiliated to Amcu have been on a protected strike at Sibanye's gold operations for three months since 22 November 2018, demanding higher wages.
Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa said that his union would close down the entire South African mining industry once they embarked on this strike.
"We have started at Impala. We have been given a clear mandate that they are supporting the secondary strike. Lonmin is ready for the strike. We are travelling to Limpopo now for Two Rivers mine and all Anglo American mines where Amcu is a majority, we are going to put this mining sector into a standstill," Mathunjwa said.
"Wherever Amcu has members, starting with Harmony Gold, AngloGold Ashanti will be affected. All where Amcu has a recognition agreement, those mines will be joining Amcu.