Quiet descends on Marikana

2014-05-16 10:21
Marikana protesters (AFP)

Marikana protesters (AFP)

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Johannesburg - It was quiet in Marikana on Friday following Amcu's promise to continue its wage strike in the platinum mining sector, North West police said.

"The situation is calm and nothing has called for police attention," said Brigadier Thulani Ngubane.

Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) members at Lonmin, Anglo American Platinum, and Impala Platinum in Rustenburg and Northam in Limpopo downed tools on 23 January demanding a basic salary of R12 500 per month.

They have rejected the companies' offer of 10% that will see them earning a minimum of R12 500 by 2017.

Lonmin set 14 May as the date for employees to return to their posts after its SMS survey indicated that more than 60% of workers wanted to return to work.

Amcu leaders have vowed to persist with the marathon strike as an undisclosed number of union members started to return to work on Wednesday.

About 5 000 defiant mineworkers gathered at the Wonderkop Stadium at Marikana on Wednesday, refusing to return to work.
- SAPA
Read more on:    amplats  |  implats  |  lonmin  |  amcu  |  mahikeng  |  strikes  |  mining unrest
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