Second strike in another South-African Platinum Mine – they want now also wages of 1200 Euro the month, as the miners from Lonmin! The strikes might spread now to other mines in the country! South Africa is worldwide the first producer of Platinum! Workers from the whole world should support them, we have worldwide the same rights to get wages, which allows us a live in dignity, accoding to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and not first work, that the bankaccounts of the rich of this world are growing!

Another miner’s strike hits South Africa

Wednesday 22 August 2012 10:25


Workers at Royal Bafokeng Platinum Mine outside Rustenburg have downed tools. (SABC)

Another mining company in Rustenburg in North West has been hit by a workers’ strike. More than 1 000 mine workers at Royal Bafokeng Platinum Mine at Rasimone outside Rustenburg have downed tools.

Striking workers who have terminated their membership with NUM are now demanding direct salary negotiations with mine management.

According to a SABC News crew at the scene, the workers are gathering outside the main entrances to the shaft. Workers have appointed seven members to negotiate on their behalf. They are allegedly demanding a R12 000 wage increase. Management has still not addressed the workers.

Meanwhile, the Worlds Number 1 platinum producer Anglo American Platinum said today it had received a wage increase demand from workers at a mine, raising the prospect that a labour dispute at fellow producer Lonmin could spread.

Amplats spokesperson Mpumi Sithole told Reuters the formal demand was handed in by workers, rather than by union representatives, at the Thembelani mine near Rustenberg. – Additional reporting by Reuters


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The capitalistic and imperialistic system and its systematic aims: profit and power over others, still dominates our world and not the aims of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as 1948 agreed! After the world-economic-crisis after 1929 and the following World-War the world hat decided with agreeing the Universal Declaration of Human rights, to create a new world order; conflicts should be solved with peaceful means, not nations and their power, but the dignity of human beings around the world should be the aim of the policies and the economy, of every state and the community of states. But soon after the end of the war, when the victims and destruction were forgotten, all continued as before, with all risks, we had seen before. The split in rich an poor is getting bigger and bigger. We also overuse our global environment already, even if the big majority of mankind still lives in poverty! We are not victims, this world is men-made and be changed from men and women! It will be possible, if those, who do not want or serve (because of system-pressure) profits first, but want for themselves and everybody a life in human dignity unite and develop in a global base-democratic movement a common vision for our world, and learn, how to make this vision real. We need for it a big empowerment of many, many common men and women and their activities. Our chances are because of new communication technologies, of common languages, of the level of education and the mixture of people from different backgrounds better then ever. The occupy-movement is a good start for such a global movement. We support it and try to contribute to its success! We choose news and make comments and so try to unite people for an Occupy-Think-Tank: Its tasks: creating a news-network, self-education, working on global-reform programs and learning to organize projects for those, who are suffering. Join us, so that we can build teams for these aims for all subjects and countries as a base for the unification. We have Wan(n)Fried(en) in our name, because it means When peace and it is a modification of the name of the town our base is, in Wanfried, a small town in the middle of Germany, where we can use a former factory for our activities. Our telefon: 0049-5655-924981, mobil: 0171-9132149, email:
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