SA Union Rejects Anglo Platinum Wage Offer

11 June 2009 (Last Updated June 11th, 2009 18:30)

South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has rejected a 6% wage increase offer by Anglo Platinum. The union has demanded a 15% wage increase along with an extension of maternity leave to six months with pay and the elimination of labour brokers. Commenting on the ne

South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has rejected a 6% wage increase offer by Anglo Platinum.

The union has demanded a 15% wage increase along with an extension of maternity leave to six months with pay and the elimination of labour brokers.

Commenting on the negotiations, NUM deputy general secretary Oupa Komane said the union appreciated the small moves the miner made and looked forward to "further moves”.

The next round of negotiations is scheduled for two days starting 25 June.

The union represents 31,000 workers at Anglo Platinum.