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Amcu: Mining bosses colluding with govt

Amcu's Joseph Mathunjwa claims mine bosses are using underhanded tactics.

FILE: Joseph Mathunjwa claims mine bosses are using underhanded tactics. Picture: Gia Nicolaides/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has accused platinum companies of colluding with the government to end its three-month long wage strike on the platinum belt.

Union members downed tools at Anglo American Platinum, Impala and Lonmin 15 weeks ago after negotiations to secure a salary of R12,500 failed.

Amcu rejected the latest offer by Impala yesterday.

Since then talks between the companies and union bosses have stalled at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration and Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa has claimed the mine bosses are using underhanded tactics.

"The capital and the state aren't sleeping as they work tirelessly, so how can they break the strike. It will be another avenue they want to use to declare the strike unprotected."