Chamber of Mines table new wage offer

Chamber of Mines and the NUM are now in talks after a revised wage offer was tabled.

NUM members on strike. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Chamber of Mines has tabled a revised wage offer to the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).

Around 80,000 workers in the gold sector downed tools on Tuesday, demanding a double digit salary increase.

Gold producers originally offered a 6.5 percent hike, but this was rejected.

The union's Lesiba Seshoka says they are now meeting after the revised offer was tabled.

"We are unable to divulge the details because it's still being discussed and we don't have particular feelings about it. It has to be discussed by the strike committee."

The union says it's still willing to negotiate with mining bosses and hopes to end the strike as soon as possible to minimise the impact on the mining industry.