Mathunjwa says Amcu will not apologise for five months no-pay strike

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) five-months-long strike at Sibanye Stillwater gold mine has come to an end.

The union has agreed to sign a three-year wage deal with the company after some 15 000 members of the union had downed tools in November over a wage dispute.

Speaking to Clement Manyathela on the Xolani Gwala show, Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa says the union does not regret embarking on the strike.

We are not regretting whatsoever. The fight we are fighting is a fight that was supposed to be fought by the government.

Joseph Mathunjwa, President - Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union

We are fighting the legacy of apartheid.

Joseph Mathunjwa, President - Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union

Mathunjwa says Amcu will not apologise for the five months its members did not receive their salaries.

It is misleading to suggest we owe anyone an apology. It is the white monopoly capital that owes us an apology for this inequality that is embraced by our government.

Joseph Mathunjwa, President - Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union

Meanwhile, mining journalist Ed Stoddard says Amcu overplayed its hand on this strike.

It thought it could win additional concessions from Sibanye.

Ed Stoddard, Mining journalist

Listen to the full interview below...


This article first appeared on 702 : Mathunjwa says Amcu will not apologise for five months no-pay strike


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