Amcu stands firm on R12 500 minimum wage

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Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa at a press briefing on platinum wage demands in Sandton. (Lameez Omarjee)
Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa at a press briefing on platinum wage demands in Sandton. (Lameez Omarjee)

Johannesburg – The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) on Thursday reiterated its demand for a basic salary of R12 500 for workers, to be met by platinum mining houses by mid-July.

Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa explained that wage inequality persists and set out the union’s platinum wage demands at a press briefing in Sandton.

Besides the basic salary demand of R12 500, the union also called for a number of allowances such as R100 per day for meals, R2 000 per month for transport, an underground allowance of R2 000 and double rate pay for Sunday work. Basic conditions of employment demands include five working days (Monday to Friday) and bursaries for employees' dependents.

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