Platinum talks resume

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IOL pic feb10 amcu strikers gather Reuters Miners look on as they gather at Wonderkop stadium outside the Lonmin mine in Rustenburg, north-west of Johannesburg, on January 30, 2014. Platinum firms are set for more talks with the CCMA this week. File picture: Siphiwe Sibeko

Johannesburg -

Wage talks between striking mining union Amcu and platinum producers are expected to resume on Thursday.

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) said on Monday that individual engagements with the parties had initially been set for February 11 and 12.

Employers had requested additional time to consider and consult their constituencies.

The mediation process was aimed at resolving the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union's (Amcu) strike at Lonmin, Anglo American Platinum and Impala Platinum.

CCMA director Nerine Kahn said the CCMA was confident a mediated solution could be found.

Amcu is demanding a R12 500 basic salary for miners. Around 80 000 miners downed tools on January 23.

The platinum producers proposed a three-year agreement last month.

The proposal was a nine-percent increase for A-level workers, 8.5 percent for B-level and 7.5 percent for C-level workers in the first year.

The CCMA has been mediating talks between the union and the platinum companies since January 24. - Sapa



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