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Still no agreement in Platinum strike

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.

Labour unrest is listed as one of the major factors affecting doing business in South Africa. File photo: Siphiwe Sibeko. Credit: Reuters

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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