Mine workers’ strike continues

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Incidents of violence, intimidation and vandalism have been reported since members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) embarked on a protected strike on Thursday, 25 August.
Sasol’s Head of Group Media Relations, Alex Anderson, said the company remains committed to the safety of our employees, contractors and the community.
He said Sasol’s Secunda Synfuels Operations continue as normal with no impact on liquid fuels and chemicals production.
“About 300 employees are on strike.
“Sasol has put contingency plans in place to ensure that safe, reliable and stable operations are maintained during this time.”
Alex said while AMCU has asked for a minimum wage of R12 500 per month for its members, the packages for unionised employees at Sasol Mining are already above this amount.
“Our entry level employees at our mining operations earn a total package of R15 895, including monthly travel allowances.
“We will continue to engage AMCU to bring a swift and amicable resolution to this matter.”
In the meantime the strike continues.
According to an employee at Bossjespruit Mine, protesters armed with knobkieries blocked off the entrance to the mine yesterday and employees had to use an alternative entry point.
Protesters moved to Middelbult Simunye Mine near Brendan Village this morning.

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