Traffic disrupted by Amcu march

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Johannesburg - Traffic came to a standstill on Jan Smuts Avenue in Johannesburg at lunch time on Thursday as hundreds of Amcu-affiliated mineworkers marched to the Impala Platinum head office in Sandton.

Traffic was being re-directed.

Dozens of buses had dropped off marchers earlier while more buses carrying more marchers were still arriving down Jan Smuts Avenue after the march started.

The miners have been on strike for two months, demanding a minimum wage of R12,500 per month.

Amcu members are also on strike at Anglo American Platinum and Lonmin.

They have rejected the companies' offer of a nine percent wage increase.

The union also revised its demand, stating that the R12,500 could be phased in over four years.

The platinum companies have, however, rejected the revised demand, saying it was unaffordable.

Meanwhile, negotiations facilitated by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration have been indefinitely suspended to give the parties time to reflect on the current offer. - Sapa



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