Harmony Gold Mining employees at its Kusasalethu mine have returned to work after two days of unprotected industrial action at the mine. The employees reported to work last night for the night shift and day shift this morning.

“For Kusasalethu to be profitable, discipline has to be restored and focus needs to remain on safety and productivity. We call on all unions’ leadership and employees to accept this shared responsibility”, said Peter Steenkamp, chief executive officer, Harmony.

The unprotected strike by employees started on Friday, 10 November 2017, in response to the dismissal of 6 employees, all members of AMCU’s branch leadership at the mine. Their dismissal follows an extensive and lengthy disciplinary process followed by management and remains intact.