Amcu given permission to strike at Lonmin

2013-12-12 11:14

Trade union Amcu has been given permission by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to strike at Lonmin over a wage dispute.

“The CCMA issued a certificate of non-resolution,” Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union treasurer Jimmy Gama said today.

Wage talks between the union and the platinum miner deadlocked last month. Amcu demanded a minimum wage of R12?500 across all levels. The matter was then referred to the CCMA.

Gama said a strike could happen in the near future.

“We are still going to consult our members. It [the strike] will probably happen next year.”

Lonmin spokeswoman Sue Vey confirmed that Amcu received the certificate, but declined to comment further.

Amcu, which represents 60% of Lonmin’s workforce, was recognised as the majority union at the company in July.

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