Amcu wage talks continue

2014-03-26 11:05

Talks between platinum companies and mineworkers’ union Amcu will continue today, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has said.

“This process has been continuous and ongoing with this being an important step towards finding a mediated solution to the current industrial action that is impacting on employers and employees alike,” said CCMA director Nerine Kahn today.

“During the course of this week, the CCMA mediators will conduct separate engagements with the trade union and the platinum producers.”

Members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) at Impala Platinum, Anglo American Platinum and Lonmin downed tools on January 23 to push for a basic monthly salary of R12 500. They rejected a wage offer of up to 9%.

The companies, in turn, rejected Amcu’s revised demand that the R12 500 could be achieved over four years, saying that this was unaffordable.

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