Mine strikes affect families - IFP

2012-10-17 16:55
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Johannesburg - The strikes at mines are financially affecting the families of striking mineworkers, the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) said on Wednesday.

"This forces a lot of families to rely on loan sharks for survival in this period of the strike," said Eric Lucas, IFP spokesperson on mining.

"The government should not let this continue, as it is going to affect all of us in the end, when people decide to take out their frustrations by embarking on more strikes."

He urged all the roleplayers - the unions, employers and employees - to negotiate peacefully and come to a final mutual agreement so that everything in the mining sector went back to normal.

"In the midst of all this, the country's economy is being affected negatively. If settlement is not reached soon between the parties concerned it will be difficult to make a rapid economic recovery in the country."

Mineworkers across the country were on a strike demanding a monthly salary of between R12 500 and R16 000.

Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has fired 12 000 workers while Gold Fields has given their striking workers until 14:00 on Thursday to return to work or face dismissal.

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