Sibanye-Stillwater will ask the Labour Court to declare a protracted wage strike at its  gold mines unprotected after claiming a major victory in a union membership verification process. Sibanye, SA’s largest gold producer, said on Monday that it would approach the Labour Court to declare a stoppage by about 14,000 members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) at its three gold mines unprotected after the independent verification process confirmed that Amcu was in the minority at its gold mines. The union, however, challenged the verification process as "flawed". "Amcu late today learned with shock and disappointment that Sibanye has made the highly unethical move to announce the flawed findings of a process, before such findings have been finalised," the union said. If the court rules the strike unprotected, Sibanye will extend a wage deal signed with three other unions in November to the striking workers, bringing the action to an end. "Irrespective of th...

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