UASA is pleased with outcome of the independent union membership verification by Sibanye-Stillwater and we trust this will end the prolonged AMCU strike at the mine.
The verification process concluded that UASA, NUM and Solidarity were representing the majority of the employees at their gold operations as a coalition. It also means that the wage agreement reached between the mine and UASA, NUM and Solidarity can now be extended to AMCU members as the minority union.
The AMCU strike failed to bring the intended results and instead of an increase brought unemployment and hunger to its members.
With South Africa’s unemployment sitting at a staggering 27%, it does not take much to realise we need to save as many jobs as we can. As a trade union, UASA believes it is our duty to keep out members at work while we represent them and hold discussions with employers to keep both employees and employers happy while maintaining production.
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