Amplats: Amcu's demands unaffordable

Amplats confirms talks between platinum bosses and Amcu are suspended indefinitely.

Amplats confirms talks between platinum bosses and Amcu are suspended indefinitely. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) says a revised wage demand by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) is not affordable.

On Wednesday the company confirmed talks between platinum bosses and Amcu had been suspended indefinitely.

The union had been in negotiations facilitated by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration, in a bid to end its strike which has crippled production at Lonmin, Amplats and Impala Platinum.

Amcu members have been on strike for seven weeks now demanding a R12,500 salary.

Amplat's Mpumi Sithole said, "Their offer still remains significantly above inflation and it's an offer the company is unable to afford."

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