Global mining companies operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been accused by trade unions of violating workers’ rights in the name of the coronavirus pandemic
The strike action, which had been underway since May 13, was called off after the company reinstated the dismissed workers and met all their demands.
The 947 workers at Amplats’ Limpopo platinum mine were dismissed after they went on an eight-day strike. The workers were protesting the company’s bid to change their contract unilaterally
The company has a very poor record in the country and has arbitrarily fired workers and concealed information about deaths in their mines
The Anglo-Swiss mining and commodities giant has even been accused of being complicit in the murder of activists.