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Amcu granted permission to strike after wage talks fail

Amcu signed an agreement with AngloGold Ashanti which tabled a 6.5% increase for mineworkers.

FILE: Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa briefs the media on 4 August 2018. Picture: Kayleen Morgan/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has been granted permission to call a strike at Sibanye-Stillwater and Harmony Gold.

Wage negotiations have failed.

Workers are demanding an R1,000 increase per year while the companies are offering R625.

Amcu signed an agreement with AngloGold Ashanti which tabled a 6.5% increase for mineworkers.

The union is still in negotiations with Village Main Reef.