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Politicising of unions in the mining Industry

10 June 2014, 13:17

If surely you don’t want to see the Rand being R20 equal to the US dollar you will read this article.

The newly appointed minister of Mineral resources Ngoako Ramatlhodi has pulled out of the negotiations for resolving the long-on-going Platinum strike disputes on Tuesday 10 June, this follows his warning which he made on Saturday 7 June 2014 to the sector and the unions that if by Monday there are no agreements he would pull out. Allow me to Bring critiscim in my article--_for a minister who is newly appointed into cabinet this is one of his most important duties which he should carry out to prove his capability for the job but he pulled out. What kind of a leader is the Minister of Mineral resource? If he was manager by objectives and leading by example, perhaps the involved parties in the strike disputes could be reaching agreements by mid June 2014.

Ladies and gentleman reading this Article … please allow  me to emphasize with considerable focus that the mining sector as the core and backbone of our Economy contributes a large amount to the country’s sustainable development and sustainable growth. Allow me to further elaborate that since the time when South Africa witnessed the formation of AMCU…. Trade unions have become so politicized and continual strike is not only the employees’ disputes but also the political parties which influence the perpetual disruption and negative influence on the mining sector collapsing our economy to have a good thing to criticise government. The relationship between state and Unions shouldn’t be biasly influenced by the fact that we have a tripartite alliance and that there is a new union which is independent and not part of this Alliance. The ANC led Tripartite alliance between this ruling party, COSATU and SACP is involved in this politicking that I’m concerned about. As a Socio-political scholar, I certainly believe that we don’t need politics to govern the mining sector, but we need politics to help resolve the problems in a ministerial and institutional way of the state intervening to end disputes by defending the Economy of this country so that it does not collapse. If surely you don’t want to see the Rand being R20 equal to the US dollar you will read this article.

There is quite substantively empirical proof that the Platinum sector deadlocks in wage disputes have affected the Economy of our country. The industry has lost R21.8-billion in earnings, while employees have forfeited wages of around R9.7-billion, according to a website set up by the companies. 

What can be the solution to such a dispute-deadlock  when a minister of mineral resources pulls out his involvement in the negotiations?

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