Lonmin, Anglo American Platinum and Impala’s
Implats said the strike will hurt the platinum industry, the
families and communities of workers and South Africa as a
whole. All three produce UG2 chrome ore as a by-product of
platinum. The AMCU action could involve 90,000 workers,
including members at gold mines in the country. The union is
demanding entry-level salaries of ZAR12,500 ($1,152) per month.
Some South African platinum workers are reported to earn as