South African court blocks mine union's plan for industry-wide strike

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By Tanisha Heiberg and Mfuneko Toyana
Reuters
Friday, March 15, 2019

RUSTENBURG, South Africa -- South Africa's labor court has rejected a request by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union to hold an industry-wide strike covering the platinum and gold sectors, Anglogold Ashanti, Anglo American Platinum, and Lonmin said today.

The union has been on strike at Sibanye-Stillwater's gold operations since mid-November in a pay dispute. It wanted to extend the strike to at least 11 other mining firms including Anglo American's gold and platinum operations, Harmony Gold, and Lonmin.

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The union said it was shocked and would appeal the decision, adding that "secondary strikes are an integral part of the constitutional right to strike."

In a written judgment, labor court judge Connie Prinsloo said an extended strike would put the entire economy at risk. ...

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