In South Africa AMCU union to start wage talks with platinum firms next week

The union said it wanted a 12,500 minimum wage for its lowest paid members, although it did not specify their current earnings, and a 15 percent hike for higher paid employees.

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President of South Africa's Association of Mine workers and Construction Union (AMCU) Joseph Mathunjwa addresses strikers in Rustenburg play President of South Africa's Association of Mine workers and Construction Union (AMCU) Joseph Mathunjwa addresses strikers in Rustenburg, South Africa May 14, 2014. (REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo)
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The largest union in South Africa's platinum industry said on Thursday it would begin wage talks with Anglo American Platinum, Impala and Lonmin on July 12, where it would be demanding higher wages for its members.

The union said it wanted a 12,500 minimum wage for its lowest paid members, although it did not specify their current earnings, and a 15 percent hike for higher paid employees.

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