Marikana IMC welcomes the negotiated settlement
19 Sep 2012The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on the Marikana Tragedy led by Minister in The Presidency, Collins Chabane, welcomes the conclusion of the negotiated wage settlement between the Marikana miners and Lonmin Mine Management.
This deal marks the end of a six week long strike which has seen the unfortunate loss of 45 lives. The deal which was signed on Tuesday, 18 September 2012, was achieved through the tireless efforts of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), religious leaders, traditional leaders, labour movements (COSATU, FEDUSA, NACTU federations, NUM, UASA, Solidarity and AMCU unions) and worker representatives.
The Inter-Ministerial Committee wishes to express its appreciation to all parties involved for finally finding a solution to this matter. The IMC further said that this has given concrete expression to what our country is known for which is resolving all our differences through dialogue.
“The IMC is quite pleased and relieved that this matter has finally come to an end and wishes to congratulate all parties who were involved. This matter we believe, as also expressed by the negotiators, have presented challenges to all of us and our nation. We are also of the view that there are lessons to be drawn from this experience”, said Minister Chabane.
The Committee also wish to express its appreciation to all South Africans for their support during this difficult period in our country. Government continues to make the call that all disputes in our society should be resolved through dialogue.
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Issued by: The Presidency
19 Sep 2012
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