Amcu to march to Union Buildings
Amcu members have gathered in Marabastad in Pretoria ahead of their march to the Union Buildings.
JOHANNESBURG - Hundreds of Amcu members have gathered in Marabastad in Pretoria ahead of their march to the Union Buildings.
Workers are demanding a minimum monthly salary of R12 500.
Their strike in the platinum sector is now in its fifth week, with no end in sight after wage talks collapsed.
At least 3 000 AMCU members have gathered for the march to the Union Buildings. Picture: Mia Lindeque/EWN.
Amcu is using today's march to flex its muscles and to get more support for its demand for better wages.
But mining companies say they have lost more than R6.6 billion in revenue since the start of the strike more than a month ago.
Amcu members are singing and dancing holding up placards saying they believe the mines can afford the salary increases but are deliberately refusing to share the profits.
Dozens of buses are parked in the open areas in Marabastad where they are gathering and the police are keeping a strong presence.
Workers are demanding a minimum monthly salary of R12 500. Picture: Mia Lindeque/EWN.
Workers are expected to hand over a memorandum to officials at the union buildings expressing their dissatisfaction with the way mining bosses and the state have handled the strike thus far.