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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: AMCU postpones platinum wage pact signing as it was seeking further ‘technical’ talks

SOUTH Africa’s platinum group metal (PGM) producers put the celebrations on hold today as the Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union (AMCU) said it was seeking further “technical” talks before formally agreeing to a new wage deal.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: South Africa's AMCU mining union seals platinum wage deals

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 12 (Reuters) - South Africa’s biggest platinum mining union has sealed wage agreements with Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum, and Sibanye-Stillwater, the union said in a statement sent to media on Tuesday.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: AMCU: workers may back pay offer

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, South Africa‘s largest platinum mining labour union, said it may conclude a wage deal with producers as early as next week if “minor” outstanding issues can be resolved.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: Amcu says workers may back wage offers

South Africa’s largest platinum mining labour union said it might conclude a wage deal with producers as early as next week if “minor” outstanding issues can be resolved.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: Test for AMCU’s ‘A Team’ as platinum dispute moves ominously towards strike ballot

THE requirement for unions to run a secret ballot requiring majority support before declaring a strike recently became law in South Africa.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: Sibanye CEO sees wage strike unlikely at platinum mines

JOHANNESBURG – Platinum-mining workers are unlikely to embark on a strike as a result of the current round of wage negotiations, Sibanye Gold CEO Neal Froneman said in an interview at Bloomberg’s Johannesburg office.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: Sibanye-Stillwater hits optimistic note saying wage deal with AMCU “not quite there”

SIBANYE-Stillwater expressed optimism it might yet cut a wage deal with the Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union (AMCU) for employees at its platinum group metal (PGM) mines in Rustenburg. This is despite the matter having gone to arbitration – often a sign that strike action is the next, inevitable step.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: South Africa’s Amplats CEO “confident we can reach agreement” with AMCU

Although marathon wage negotiations in the platinum sector have hit deadlock, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) CEO Chris Griffith remains optimistic an amicable resolution is in sight.

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