Nactu may join Amcu strike
Nactu will discuss a possible solidarity strike with Amcu, whose members stopped work in January.
JOHANNESBURG - The National Council of Trade Unions (Nactu) will summon its 20 affiliates in Johannesburg today for a meeting to discuss a possible solidarity strike with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) whose members stopped work in January.
Nactu has about 150,000 members and says it will consider withdrawing some of them from their workplaces to increase pressure on mine bosses.
Amcu is demanding a basic wage of R12,500 over four years, but Anglo Platinum, Lonmin and Impala Platinum say this is unaffordable and amounts to a 30 percent increase.
Nactu president Joseph Maqhekeni says the solidarity strike is their last resort.
"We are assessing the situation and we will be briefing Amcu and looking for a way forward. We will also check whether there are any planned meetings between the parties. Our intention is to consider solidarity."