Strike activities at the LANXESS Chrome Mining site declared illegal

Rustenburg, June 24 2019 – Since Wednesday, June 19th 2019 there have been striking activities by members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) at LANXESS Chrome Mining (Pty) Ltd (LCM) site in Rustenburg. The strike activities started on the morning of June 19th 2019, when 290 NUMSA members embarked on an underground sit-in strike during their dayshift. The strike has been declared illegal by a Johannesburg court but is ongoing.

The main focus of LCM is currently on resolving the situation quickly and safely without any violence and bringing all employees back to surface, well and safe. Meanwhile, supply of potable water and fresh air underground is maintained.


The LCM management received a list of demands that addresses various labour-related matters. The company takes these developments and demands very seriously and has repeatedly made clear the it’s availability to discuss all addressed matters in the appropriate forums.


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