Wildcat strike at Harmony Gold looks to be at an end


A wildcat strike at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu Mine in Carletonville, Gauteng, has come to an end theoretically, the mine has said.

The wildcat strike was instituted by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) following the dismissal of six of the union’s branch officials.

The company approached the Labour Court on Monday morning, requesting an urgent interdict against the strike.

Harmony Gold says that following the granting of the interdict, Amcu leadership held a mass meeting where the decision to call off the strike was confirmed.

“Subsequent to the granting of an interdict, there was a mass meeting held by Amcu leadership with employees at the mine and they have confirmed that they will call off the strike. They also confirmed that employees will start returning to work,” Lauren Fourie explained on behalf of Harmony Gold.

The company, however, is not fully convinced that their employees will uphold their end of their bargain, saying that they will adopt a wait-and-see approach.