Striking workers shun unions

Johannesburg – Trade unions organising at Anglo Platinum [JSE:AMS] (Amplats) have not received striking workers’ grievances, the union said on Tuesday.

“Unions have not received grievances from workers. They refuse to use us,” said Uasa operations manager Israel Sakala.

He said workers had instead elected a committee to represent them.

“We (unions) have an agreement with management. That agreement needs all signatories to be reviewed. Uasa called on workers to return to work and allow bargaining agents to table their grievances,” he said.

He said the number of workers reporting for work was declining every day.

“Some workers are staying away because of intimidation,” he said.

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