Lonmin gives in to Amcu at Marikana

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Joseph Mathunjwa
Joseph Mathunjwa

After four years of trying, the Association of Mining and Construction Union (Amcu) has finally succeeded in getting minority unions derecognised at Lonmin and stripped of their already limited organisational rights.

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Solidarity and Uasa all received letters last week giving them three months’ notice that they will lose their limited rights.

Practically, this means an end to stop orders providing them with members’ union dues as well as losing their full-time officials and the limited access they have enjoyed to the Marikana mining complex to recruit and meet with members.

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