Unions vote to down tools at Sibanye-Stillwater

South Africa

Johannesburg – Mineworkers at unions, AMCU and NUM have voted in favour of a strike at Sibanye-Stillwater’s gold operations following a wage deadlock.

The unions are demanding an increase of R1,000 per year for three years.

The company’s final offer to Category 4 to 8 employees was an increase of R700 each year.

A third union, Solidarity, said earlier this week that its members had accepted the firm’s offer.

The potential strike comes as Sibanye – which is also the world’s largest platinum miner recorded R33 billion profit last year, thanks to a surge in commodity prices.

One union said they are set on downing tools next ay but will sit with management one more time on Monday.

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