SOUTH AFRICAN UNION GRANTED STRIKE CERTIFICATE AFTER DEADLOCK IN NEGOTIATIONS

JOHANNESBURG– The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has been issued with strike certificates by the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).

The move follows the lack of resolution in the gold wage negotiations with gold producers Sibanye Stillwater and Harmony Gold.

The union’s demands include a 1,000-rand (about 71 US dollars) per month wage increase for the lower paid workers over the next three years. Amcu has already concluded a wage deal in the sector with AngloGold Ashanti.

“Our members have moved from their position and agreed to an increase of 1,000 Rand each year and 100-Rand living out allowance in terms of the Harmony and Sibanye maximum offer on a third year sitting on 725 Rand and 750 Rand which is below what the mandate is in terms of our members,” says Amcu National Treasurer Jimmy Gama.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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