Amcu consulting members on platinum offer

By Drum Digital
28 April 2014

Amcu is consulting its members on the latest offer from platinum producers, the SABC reported.

Amcu is consulting its members on the latest offer from platinum producers, the SABC reported on Sunday.

Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union national treasurer Jimmy Gama said that the union began consulting with members on the offer on Friday and that the consultations would run until Wednesday.

This was contrary to reports that Amcu had rejected the proposal from Lonmin, Anglo American Platinum and Impala Platinum.

Amcu members at the three companies' mining operations in Rustenburg, in North West, and Northam, in Limpopo, downed tools on January 23, demanding a basic salary of R12,500 per month.

The platinum producers tabled a wage increase offer of between 7.5 percent and 10 percent.

The proposed offer would see the minimum cash remuneration for entry-level underground workers rise to R12,500 a month or R150,000 per annum by July 2017.

A meeting between the platinum producers and the union deadlocked on Thursday, with Amcu accusing the companies of "complete intransigence and games of smoke and mirrors".

-by Sapa

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