Johannesburg - Over 7000 NUM members at Northam Platinum, Limpopo, will embark on a strike on Sunday after the employer's offer was rejected, the union said on Friday.
The National Union of Mineworkers was demanding a monthly increase of R2100 for core workers and R2000 for non-core workers, spokesman Lesiba Seshoka said in a statement.
The employer was offering 6.5 percent for non-core and seven percent for core workers.
“The NUM has rejected these offers.”
Seshoka declined to put the NUM's demands in percentages.
“Percentages are the employer's language. We use rands.”
The NUM served Northam Platinum with the notice to strike on Thursday after wage negotiations deadlocked.
“We reached a dispute, went to the CCMA and failed to find an amicable solution. We went further to propose another facilitator, renowned labour lawyer Charles Nupen, but we still failed,” said Ecliff Tantsi, NUM chief negotiator at Northam Platinum.
The union was also demanding an increase in living out allowance.
Tantsi said they were determined to strike to deal with the company's “arrogance”. - Sapa