Amcu holds key to mining stability - union

Amcu holds key to mining stability - union

2014-09-30 06:00

Johannesburg - The Association of Mining and Construction Union (Amcu) should use its influence in the gold mining industry to promote sustainability, trade union Solidarity said on Monday.

Amcu needed to realise that more power should be accompanied by greater responsibility, general secretary Gideon du Plessis said.

He urged Amcu to sign the Framework Agreement for a Sustainable Mining Industry, which was signed by Solidarity, the National Union of Mineworkers and UASA in July last year.

Among other things, the agreement binds unions to help eliminate violence and intimidation in industrial relations.

Amcu previously refused to sign the agreement.

"Amcu’s commitment to the agreement would not only be symbolic of its commitment to cohesion and unity in the industry, but would also ensure that all stakeholders commit themselves to act within a framework which would bring stability to the industry," Du Plessis said.

  • El'roy Dave - 2014-09-30 06:40

    What a big silly joke. You mean shearholdings and people who accept bribes to give us jobs. And most of them bosses got the key not you.

  • Phutjane Tladi - 2014-09-30 08:30

    You want to damage property and point blame to amcu .amcu can do that once get majority in gold industry not now when num still have been bribed to bring amcu down now fail ,u want amcu signature .solidarity pls go and hang

  • Jenny Anderson - 2014-09-30 13:07

    Amcu will not sign, aas they want to intimidate,and cause havoc

  • Adriaan De Lange - 2014-09-30 18:02

    Bad joke AMCU! Your actions is damaging the country and Companies!

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