Amcu strike continues

By Drum Digital
28 January 2014

The strike by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union continued on Tuesday across the platinum belt in the North West.

Workers at Lonmin Platinum, Anglo American Platinum and Impala Platinum downed tools last week and demanded an entry-level monthly salary of R12,500.

Lazarus Khoza, an Amcu shopsteward at Amplats, said workers were expecting an update from the union's leadership later during the day.

"We are converging again today. The strike continues. We hope to hear from our leaders at around 11 am," Khoza said.

North West police spokesman Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone said no incidents have been reported since Monday night.

Talks aimed at resolving the strike, and facilitated by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) would resume on Tuesday in Pretoria.

Platinum companies have indicated that the R12,500 demanded by Amcu was not affordable. - Sapa

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