PLATINUM NEWS – Impala confirms wildcat strike at Marula

Jul 7, 2014 - 12:04 PM GMT

Workers at Impala Platinum’s Marula operations in South Africa have embarked on a wildcat strike over wages, the platinum producer confirmed on Monday.

About 2,000 workers – members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) – are active in the legally unprotected strike, which started on Friday, a company spokesman said.

“We are busy with meeting with workers and unions to assess grievances,” he said. “No union has come out in support of the stoppage, which makes it tricky to assess who is informing the action.”

Implats is still dealing with the effects of five months of industrial action earlier this year, which was led by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU).

(Editing by Mark Shaw)