Response to Bench Marks Foundation Policy Gap 7 Report
31 October 2013
The latest study (Policy Gap 7) released by the Bench Marks Foundation is an attempt to highlight the shortcomings in the sustainability reporting practices of South African mining companies. In the process, it raises a number of relevant issues and makes some important recommendations that not just Lonmin, but the entire mining industry, should take on board.
Fatality at eastern platinum #3 shaft
'Lonmin regrets to announce that an employee was fatally injured and three others hurt at its Eastern Platinum #3 Shaft this morning. We are awaiting further detail.
26 October 2013
Lonmin Women March for Peace
02 August 2013
“Enough is Enough!” That was the clear message from the Women of Lonmin who took to the streets of Wonderkop on 1 August in support of peace and tolerance in their local communities. The women, who marched under the banner of Lonmin Women for Peace, were joined by local community members as well as church and civic leaders to mark the start of Women’s Month.
Update on NUM Court Application and Union Recognition
15 July 2013
Lonmin Plc ("the Company") would like to update the market, further to our regulatory release of 8 July 2013, on a court case which concluded in South Africa today involving issues around union recognition.
Further Update on Union Recognition
08 July 2013
Lonmin Plc (“the Company”) would like to update the market on developments relating to union recognition and wider industrial relations at its Marikana operations.
Update on Management and Furnaces
01 July 2013
Lonmin Plc ("the Company") is pleased to announce that further to its update to the market on 2 April 2013, its new Chief Executive Officer Ben Magara has formally assumed his role this morning (1 July 2013).
Update on Arbitration Process
26 June 2013
Lonmin Plc (“the Company”) agreed this morning (Wednesday 26 June 2013) to postpone scheduled arbitration with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) over the ongoing union recognition dispute at AMCU’s request.
Lonmin statement on AMCU negotiations
12 June 2013
Lonmin is fully committed to concluding a new recognition agreement with AMCU. 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. There is no agreement at the moment and we are therefore continuing to pursue an amicable settlement. We will continue to engage with AMCU.
Further Detail on Industrial Relations Issues
06 June 2013
Lonmin Plc (the "Company") today announces further details on issues surrounding industrial relations, union recognition and its pursuit of peace and security at its operations.
Shooting at Wonderkop
03 June 2013
Lonmin is appalled and horrified at this senseless violence and we call on all stakeholders - in particular our unions - to exercise the necessary leadership and to be unequivocal in condemning murder and the use of violence.
Lonmin update on union recognition
29 May 2013
The Johannesburg Labour Court yesterday ordered that the recognition agreement between the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Lonmin will terminate on 16 July 2013 if by that date the NUM is unable to show that it is sufficiently representative in terms of the current recognition agreement.
Lonmin union recognition negotiations
23 May 2013
Lonmin confirms that regrettably no resolution was reached in the meeting with AMCU and the CCMA today to find common ground on a new recognition agreement before proceeding to arbitration.
Update on union recognition negotiations
22 May 2013
Lonmin Plc ("the Company") announces that, in negotiations through the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), no agreement has been reached on forming a new union recognition agreement with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU).
Further operational update
16 May 2013
Further to the announcement made on 14th May 2013, Lonmin Plc (the "Company") welcomes an overnight return to work by employees engaged in an unprotected strike action which began on Tuesday morning.
Lonmin update on unprotected work stoppage
14 May 2013
Following today's unprotected work stoppage at Lonmin, management has met with the representatives of AMCU, NUM, Solidarity and UASA on the mine. The leadership of each union has assured Lonmin that they did not call for the work stoppage and therefore do not support it.
14 May 2013
Lonmin Plc (the "Company") announces that none of its mining workforce went underground this morning and no mining is currently taking place at Marikana.
02 April 2013
Lonmin Plc (the "Company") today announces the appointment of Ms Phuti Mahanyele as a non-executive director of the Company, with immediate effect.
Ms Mahanyele (42) is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Shanduka Group, Lonmin's Black Economic Empowerment partner, and was nominated to the Board under a contractual arrangement.
Lonmin miners return to work
06 March 2013
Lonmin confirms that employees across its mining operations returned to work this morning (6 March), after work stoppages at some of the company's shafts yesterday.
Lonmin Media statement on employees protests regarding the National Union of Mineworkers
05 March 2013
Since December 2012, Lonmin has been in discussions with its labour unions about a new recognition dispensation that promotes industrial democracy and inclusivity. This dispensation would give an appropriate voice in recognition arrangements to all Lonmin unions. Within this context, the majority union must be rightly recognised in a system that promotes inclusive representation. Discussions on a new recognition dispensation are ongoing and therefore we do not yet have a new recognition agreement in place.
Lonmin Plc - Revised Management Structure Update
28 February 2013
Lonmin today announces that it has made significant progress in its review of the Company’s operating model and management structure.The Company is now in consultation with its unions (AMCU, NUM, Solidarity, and UASA) and employees on a proposed new operating structure.
Lonmin Announces Significant Change
31 January 2013
Roger Phillimore, Chairman of Lonmin, today committed the Company to a process of fundamental change to rebuild trust with employees
and employees' representatives.
Lonmin Response to Public Eye Nomination
09 January 2013
We are extremely disappointed that the Bench Marks Foundation and groundWork have decided to begin 2013 by using the Marikana tragedy to mount another irresponsible and reckless campaign. The Marikina tragedy was profoundly shocking for the entire country, and it will take a generation to come to terms with its ramifications. Following the tragedy Lonmin is focused on rebuilding employee relations and creating an exemplary working environment. We are working well with all stakeholders and are actively pursuing a change initiative to respond to the aftermath of the Marikana Tragedy and its implications.