glencoreFin24 reports that fifty seven striking workers were arrested during a violent strike over wages at a coal mine owned by Glencore, the company and police said on Tuesday.  

The three-week long strike by 160 members of Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) at the Wonderfontein coal mine in Mpumalanga turned violent, with workers intimidating other employees and damaging nearby farms.  A police spokesperson said those arrested had been released on bail.  Strikers were at the mine on Wednesday singing and protesting but were observing picketing orders.  Wonderfontein is a joint venture between Glencore and Shanduka Group, which was founded by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.  Glencore said in a statement:  "While the first week of the strike was fairly peaceful, the strike has turned increasingly violent in the past two weeks, resulting in the obtaining of a court order against Amcu and its members to desist from acts of violence at the mine."


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