Loading...
See More

'Strikers could be sacked from Tuesday'

Aug 20 2012 16:32 AFP

Company Data

Lonmin plc [JSE:LON]

Last traded 21
Change 0
% Change 1
Cumulative volume 2525426
Market cap 0

Last Updated: 01-04-2015 at 04:15. Prices are delayed by 15 minutes. Source: McGregor BFA

Related Articles

Rand steady in quiet trade

Lonmin employees trickle back to work

Show up or get sacked, workers told

Rand slightly stronger in midday trade

Lonmin mine reopens after deadly clashes

Lonmin bleeds as troubles deepen

 

Marikana - Lonmin [JSE:LON], the world's third-largest platinum miner, said workers on a wildcat strike who fail to report for duty on Tuesday could be fired.

"By 7:00 tomorrow we expect workers to return to work. After that Lonmin has the right to fire them," Mark Munroe, Lonmin executive vice president for mining, said on Monday.

He was speaking alongside officials from the powerful National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), but with no representative of the upstart Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) - seen as the driving force behind the wildcat strike by 3 000 rock drill operators.

"Our priority is to return to normality. We are in consultations with the unions, NUM, which is the majority union at the mine," Munroe said.

Lonmin chief financial officer Simon Scott said the company had yet to receive any demands from the strikers and said the AMCU has not been part of the company's negotiations with workers.

Ten people died in clashes between NUM and AMCU supporters after the strike began on August 10, leading to the standoff on Thursday that ended with police gunning down a crowd of armed workers, killing 34 in the bloodiest day of protest since apartheid.

*Follow Fin24 on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

lonmin  |  amcu  |  num  |  marikana  |  mining protest

NEXT ON FIN24X

 
 
 

Read Fin24’s Comments Policy

24.com 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
2 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Company Snapshot

We're talking about:

SMALL BUSINESS

Johannesburg has been selected to host the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in 2017. "[The congress] will ensure that small business development remains firmly on the national agenda and the radar screen of all stakeholders, the Small Business Development minister said.
 
 

The Fast and Furious R40 million

With the Fast and the Furious 7 hitting South African cinema’s this April, all eyes are on the cars and we’re in for a treat!

 
 

Luxury living

This is the most expensive burger in the world!
Exclusive food items that WILL break the bank
Top 10 most expensive homes in the world
You can permanently live on a ship and sail the world!

Money Clinic

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

Voting Booth

How will you manage Vodacom’s price hike for contracts?

Previous results · Suggest a vote

Loading...