Striking Lonmin workers gather

2013-05-15 10:50
Striking Marikana miners. (Picture: AFP)

Striking Marikana miners. (Picture: AFP)

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Marikana mine remains closed

2013-05-15 09:20

Lonmin's Marikana mine remains closed on Wednesday morning. Striking workers have failed to report for duty for a second day. Watch.WATCH

Johannesburg - Striking Lonmin workers made their way to the Wonderkop stadium on Wednesday for a feedback meeting.

The workers, some wielding knobkerries, chanted as they marched to the stadium from the various shafts where they gathered in the morning.

Workers associated with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) went on strike on Tuesday, demanding that the National Union Mineworkers' offices at the mine be shut down with immediate effect.

On Tuesday, Amcu branch chairperson Mceli Balimani said Lonmin refused to close the NUM's offices, and said the NUM was given notice to vacate the offices by 3 July.

Striking workers agreed at a meeting on Tuesday that they would report for duty on Wednesday, but would not go underground.

Lonmin spokesperson Sue Vey said there were no operations at the mine on Wednesday.

"Everything has come to a halt. Management is meeting with unions as we speak."

Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana was at the centre of a wildcat strike in the platinum belt last year, with 44 people killed - 34 of them at the hands of the police - in strike action.


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