No agreement as platinum strike goes on

2014-05-24 14:42

No agreement has yet been reached with striking platinum mineworkers, their employers said in a joint statement.

“Contrary to some media reports, no agreement has yet been reached,” Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum and Lonmin said last night.

The companies confirmed that the Labour Court continued to broker mediation between themselves and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu).

“The producers reaffirm their commitment to finding a common commitment to endeavour to resolve this dispute.”

Amcu members at the companies went on strike on January 23 demanding a basic salary of R12 500. They rejected the companies’ offer that would bring their cash remuneration to R12 500 by July 2017.

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