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Amcu gives Sasol one week to respond to wage demands

Union members marched to Sasol’s head office in Rosebank today, demanding a R12, 500 monthly salary.

A file picture shows the logo of Sasol at its headquarters in Johannesburg. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Mining union, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union(Amcu) says it's given petro-chemical giant Sasol a week to respond to the demands of striking workers.

Union members marched to the company's head office in Rosebank today, demanding a R12,500 monthly salary for entry level workers and a R3,500 adjustment to the salaries of those in higher income brackets.

Workers downed tools last month, after rejecting Sasol's offer of a 7 percent wage hike.

Amcu President Joseph Mathunjwa says, "Our members protected strike in pursuit of their wage demand of R12, 500 as a basic salary."

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