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Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union members. (File: Mujahid Safadien, AFP)
Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union members. (File: Mujahid Safadien, AFP)

Cape Town - In the same week as Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is set to announce his mini budget, the Association of Mining and Construction Workers Union (Amcu) will make public a “comprehensive and final” set of pay and conditions demands for the platinum sector.  

As expected, the union, which has majority status at Anglo Platinum [JSE:AMS], Impala Platinum [JSE:IPS] and Lonmin [JSE:LON], will maintain its demand for the introduction of a R12 500 a month basic wage.

“We have a full mandate from all our members on the mines and it is recognised that we are the majority union,” said Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa. In this, he clearly spelled out that — in line with established practice — what Amcu members agree regarding wages and benefits for workers on the platinum belt, now goes.

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