Lonmin confident will avoid strike

Platinum miner Lonmin said yesterday that it was confident of reaching a recognition agreement with South Africa’s Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), and thereby avoiding fresh strike action. “The company is striving to reach an agreement which is in the best interests of all of its employees and has made reasonable offers in discussions with AMCU in an attempt to achieve this,” it said last night. Lonmin also said yesterday that it had not received a notice of strike from AMCU.