South African gold mines face Amcu strike

Sep 09, 2013, 10:50 AM EDT
Joseph Mathunjwa, president of the Association for Mineworkers and Construction (AMCU), holds a minute of silence during a press conference with the CEO of platinum miner Lonmin in Johannesburg on August 14, 2013.
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Members of South Africa's more radical mineworkers union, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), have voted to strike in the country's gold mines, rejecting an 8% wage increase accepted by the rival National Union of Mineworkers after its three-day strike. Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa said that Amcu would continue negotiations with the Chamber of Mines before workers downed tools.

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