Amcu to march to Parliament, Lonmin

Johannesburg - The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union will continue its marches for higher wages, Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa said on Thursday.

The marches would expand to Lonmin next week and be followed by a march to Parliament after the Easter holidays if the union's demands were not met.

Picture: Timothy Bernard. Credit: Independent Media

“It doesn't matter if it takes us 10 days to get there,” said Mathunjwa.

He was addressing hundreds of striking mineworkers who had marched to Impala Platinum's head office in Illovo, Johannesburg, to hand a memorandum to the company.

Amcu-affiliated members working in the platinum mining sector have been on strike for over two months, demanding a minimum wage of R12,500 a month.

Mathunjwa said Amcu gave Amplats until April 5 to respond to the demands.

Amplats official Johan Theron promised to respond to Mathunjwa by the deadline. - Sapa