Sibanye Gold Ltd confirms notification from AMCU, of intended strike action at Driefontein

Monday, 20 Jan 2014 09:00am EST 

Sibanye Gold Ltd:Says the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), has given notice that it will call on its members at Sibanye Gold’s Driefontein Operations to strike, starting with the morning shift on JAn. 23.Says certain mines operated by other South African gold producers have also been issued with strike notices by AMCU.Says The AMCU strike notification relates to the 2013 wage negotiations, which were concluded on Sept. 10, 2013, when a two-year wage agreement was reached with three of the four unions (NUM, UASA and Solidarity), representing 72 pct of unionised gold industry employees at the time.Says AMCU, which represented 17 pct of employees at that time, participated in the central level negotiations, but refused to accept the agreement. 

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