All data is delayed
See More

Interdict served on Bokoni strikers

Oct 03 2012 14:14
Johannesburg - Wildcat strikers at Bokoni Platinum Mines in Limpopo have been served with an interdict, the mining company said on Wednesday.

"We obtained an interdict in the labour court on Tuesday and it was served to all employees last night and today (Wednesday)," Bokani's chief commercial officer Joel Kesler said.

The company had also issued notices to workers, who had been striking since Monday, that disciplinary hearings would begin on Friday.

Kesler said there were 3 500 permanent employees and 900 contractors. Out of both these groups "roughly 400" were at work.

"Essential services are still running, but no other operations are."

The mining management had received reports of threats of intimidation, but no acts of violence or damage to property had occurred.

"Police and security presence has been stepped up."

Kesler said no formal demands had been received from the strikers, and union leadership had "distanced" itself from the protest.

"We continue to urge the strikers to return to work," said Kesler.

* Follow Fin24 on TwitterFacebookGoogle+ and Pinterest
mining unrest



Read Fin24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Company Snapshot

We're talking about:


With infrastructure spending having been identified as one of the key focus areas of the National Development Plan, tradesmen will continue to play a critical role in growing the South African economy through their skills..

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...

Voting Booth

A 30% a month return on investment is:

Previous results · Suggest a vote