Mine wage deal for NUM but not Amcu

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - BUSINESS -

AN­GLO Amer­i­can Plat­inum said the Amcu union had in­creased its mem­ber­ship in its shafts to 60 per­cent from 40 per­cent in July.

Com­pany spokes­woman Mpumi Sit­hole said a wage deal agreed this week with NUM only ap­plied to it, two other unions and non-unionised min­ers.

The pay hikes range from 7.5 to 8.5 per­cent, far short of the more- than- dou­ble wages de­manded by Amcu.

But the agree­ment throws down an un­ex­pected chal­lenge to Amcu to de­liver. Its mem­bers have yet to see any raise at a time when co-work­ers will be tak­ing home more pay in time for Christ­mas.

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