Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has referred the ongoing platinum wage negotiations with Anglo American Platinum and Sibanye-Stillwater to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).
Eyewitness News reporter Theto Mahlakoana says the union has criticised the planned retrenchments by Sibanye-Stillwater in Marikana.
[Amcu president Joseph] Mathunjwa is saying workers are willing to accept anything which is above R1,000 per annum in increases. We could see a multi-term agreement which will bring some stability in the sector.— Theto Mahlakoana, Reporter - Eyewitness News
What's positive in this instance is that the union has stressed that it is looking for an amicable solution to this and saying a strike is not the only option.— Theto Mahlakoana, Reporter - Eyewitness News
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