Amcu waits on appeals court ahead of gold sector strike

The union says it’s received the go-ahead from its members & the CCMA to protest over wages.

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JOHANNESBURG - The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) says it's waiting on an appeals court decision before it can follow through with a strike in the gold sector.

The union says it's received the go-ahead from all its members and the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to protest.

Earlier this month, the Chamber of Mines agreed to between a 10 and 13 percent wage increase with majority union, the National Union of Mineworkers, and two other organisations.

But operations at Sibanye Gold appear to be under threat as Amcu has not agreed to the offer.

Amcu spokesperson Manzini Zungu says, "The law doesn't say when the NUM and Solidarity and the United Association of South Africa signed. The right to strike is enshrined in the Constitution and we will pursue that vigorously."