Strike continues at Samancor

By Drum Digital
01 October 2012

Workers at the Samancor Chrome Western Mine, near Rustenburg, have embarked on a wildcat strike, the company said on Monday.

This followed the end of a sit-in protest by about 400 people at the mine on Friday.

Samancor said its production had been affected by the strike and it was working to resolve this.

"The company is currently engaging with its recognised unions in order to resolve the situation and to get the employees back to work," the company said in a statement.

Workers said they were demanding a monthly pay of R12,500 after deductions, a R1500 sleep-out allowance and a R1500 underground allowance.

Samancor said the sit-in had been organised by individuals and not by a union.

The company said current wage negotiations were finalised with unions on Friday, before the sit-in took place.

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