South Africa’s AMCU to demand 2-fold wage hike for workers in gold sector

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JOHANNESBURG  – ’s Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) is to demand more two-fold wage increases for entry level gold miners, its said Wednesday.

Joseph Mathunjwa told reporters his union, which led a five-month long strike platinum industry last year, would seek a monthly wage of 12,500 rand for workers currently earning around 6,000 rand per month.

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Gold , including Sibanye Gold, AngloGold Ashanti and Harmony Gold are expected to be discussions unions over wages mid this year.