Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Lonmin - Don't give the scum a platform!

Let's get this clear. If Lonmin's rock drill operators don't get a 150% increase in salary immediately more people are likely to be killed? It's mob-mining at its worst and deeply insulting to the rest of South Africa's law-abiding people.

Stuck between a rock and a hard place Lonmin's management must avoid an emotional knee-jerk reaction. Legitimising this brutality by providing these employees any platform of negotiation must be avoided but at what cost? More lives?

Anybody standing on that hill clutching the skirts of the loudhailer is complicit.

The South African mining industry is undoubtedly in decline and this doesn't help.

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