Amcu locked in wage dispute with Anglo-American

With the platinum wage sector negotiations looming, the union is demanding a living wage of 17-thousand rand a month as you've just heard from its President. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has reached an impasse in wage negotiations.

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The union declared a wage dispute with Anglo American Platinum and Sibanye-Stillwater on Tuesday.

Amcu, the majority union in the platinum sector, wants a pay hike of R1,500 for three years.

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Amplats initially offered an increase of R1,000 for year one, and R800 for years two and three.

At its Lonmin operations, Sibanye-Stillwater has offered a R300 increase for year one, R350 for year two and R400 for year three.