• Conflict over water, coal

    SA's leaders have upped their support of the water-intensive coal industry, says Keith Schneider.

  • Cost of doing business

    The world can't afford the $4.7trn a year in environmental costs of business, says Mandi Smallhorne.

  • Voter paralysis

    With so much tilting voters against change, democratic reason is the loser, says Solly Moeng.

All data is delayed
Loading...
See More

Labour Court dismisses Amcu gold strike appeal

Mar 24 2016 17:59

(iStock)

Company Data

Sibanye Gold Limited [JSE:SGL]

Last traded 46
Change 0
% Change -1
Cumulative volume 1350854
Market cap 0

Last Updated: 30-05-2016 at 03:43. Prices are delayed by 15 minutes. Source: McGregor BFA

ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LIMITED [JSE:ANG]

Last traded 213
Change -3
% Change -1
Cumulative volume 595595
Market cap 0

Last Updated: 30-05-2016 at 03:43. Prices are delayed by 15 minutes. Source: McGregor BFA

HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED [JSE:HAR]

Last traded 47
Change 1
% Change 2
Cumulative volume 629738
Market cap 0

Last Updated: 30-05-2016 at 03:43. Prices are delayed by 15 minutes. Source: McGregor BFA

Related Articles

Labour wrap: The antidote to state capture & corruption

Clothing workers rally to face challenges head on

Satawu threatens to strike over Prasa outsourcing

82 organisations want Wild Coast mining applications suspended after 'assassination'

Trade jobs make up for mine employment losses

Wild Coast anti-mining leader murdered

 

Johannesburg - The Labour Court dismissed an appeal by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) relating to a dispute during 2013 wage negotiations, according to the Chamber of Mines, which represents mining companies.

The court agreed with AngloGold Ashanti [JSE:ANG], Harmony Gold Mining [JSE:HAR] and Sibanye Gold [JSE:SGL] that unions could only embark on a legal strike if they represented the majority of employees at the companies, the Chamber said on Thursday in a statement.

Amcu had argued they should be allowed to strike if they were the majority at individual mines.

Amcu still has a strike certificate at Sibanye, obtained during 2015 wage negotiations. The union previously said it would wait until the 2013 case was resolved before deciding on whether it should strike.

Manzini Zungu, a spokesperson for Amcu, said the union will make a statement after it has studied the judgment.

The dispute arose after Amcu gained members in South Africa’s gold industry in 2013 following its success in becoming the majority union across the platinum sector, displacing the National Union of Mineworkers.

Follow Fin24 on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest. 24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

amcu  |  chamber of mines  |  labour  |  mining

NEXT ON FIN24X

 
 
 
 

Company Snapshot

We're talking about:

THE DEBT ISSUE

Debt is one of the biggest financial issues facing South Africans today. Find out how you can avoid and manage your debt with Fin24 and Debt Rescue.
 

Money Clinic

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

Voting Booth

The upcoming petrol price hike is:

Previous results · Suggest a vote

Loading...