Call for mining industry, unions to settle disputes

Thabo Mokone and Jan-Jan Joubert

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma made an impassioned plea to mine bosses and trade unions to stop unnecessary strikes leading to job losses.

Delivering his state of the nation address to a joint sitting of parliament last night, Zuma departed from his written text to make a special appeal to mining companies and labour unions, urging them to put the country’s interests before their own.

Zuma made these remarks against the backdrop of ongoing strikes at platinum mines in the North West where workers belonging to labour union Amcu have downed tools, demanding their basic wages rise to R12500.

The National Union of Metalworkers has now threatened to join the strike, while there are also fears it could spread to gold mines.

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