The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has accused the Chamber of Mines of being part of the state capture agenda.
The union has led a march to the Johannesburg inner city where workers have handed over a memorandum of grievances to mining company Sibanye-Stillwater.
Amcu President Joseph Mathunjwa started his address by taking a swipe at the African National Congress (ANC)-led government.
He says the state has turned a blind eye to the plight of mine workers.
Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman appeared alongside Mathunjwa and accept the memorandum.
The Amcu president accuses him of being a mass murderer and calls Sibanye-Stillwater a racist company.
The union is calling for worker’s salaries to be increased by a R1,000 per month.
Amcu has threatened a complete shutdown of the mines in Rustenburg if their demands are not met.
Workers erupted in loud applause when Mathunjwa called for a complete shutdown of mines in Rustenburg if their grievances are ignored.
Miners have been on strike over wage disputes since mid-November and Mathunjwa says workers can no longer accept a slave wage.
Miners are also demanding economic emancipation, decent working conditions and an end to structural inequality.
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