Still no agreement in Platinum strike

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It is more than four months before the year ends but South African workers have already lost more than R11 billion in wages due to strikes. File photo: Siphiwe Sibeko

Cape Town - No agreement has yet been reached with striking platinum mineworkers, their employers said in a joint statement.

“Contrary to some media reports, no agreement has yet been reached,” Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum and Lonmin said in a statement on Friday night.

The companies confirmed that the Labour Court continued to broker mediation between themselves and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu).

“The producers reaffirm their commitment to finding a common commitment to endeavour to resolve this dispute.”

Members of Amcu at the companies went on strike on January 23 demanding a basic salary of R12 500 per month. They rejected the companies' offer that would bring their cash remuneration to R12 500 by July 2017. - Sapa


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