Kusasalethu employees embark on an illegal strike
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
Registration number 1950/038232/06
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa
JSE share code: HAR
(“Harmony” or “the company”)
KUSASALETHU EMPLOYEES EMBARK ON AN ILLEGAL STRIKE
Johannesburg, Monday, 13 November 2017. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(“Harmony” and/or “the Company”) regrets to advise that employees at its
Kusasalethu mine have embarked on an illegal strike. Harmony will approach the
Labour Court today for an urgent interdict against the strike.
Employees at the mine did not report to work on Sunday evening following an
ultimatum issued to employees to return to work which was in reaction to an
illegal stay away on Friday. The illegal strike by employees is in response to
the dismissal of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union’s (AMCU)
branch leadership, following a number of reported incidents of illegal
industrial action towards the beginning of calendar year 2017.
The dismissal of the branch leadership follows an extensive legal disciplinary
process followed by management.
Management continues to engage with the leadership of AMCU to address the
current illegal industrial action.
“We appeal to employees to return to work and strongly condemn any act of
violence or intimidation. It is important that discipline at the mine be
restored to ensure the sustainability of the mine,” Peter Steenkamp, CEO of
For more details contact:
Investor Relations Manager
+27 (0) 71 607 1498 (mobile)
13 November 2017
J.P. Morgan Equities South Africa Proprietary Limited.
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