25 June 2014
The Congress of South African Trade Union has welcomed
the platinum strike settlement.
Cosatu National Spokesperson Patrick Craven said they
do however condemn the violence and intimidation which took place during the
five month prolonged strike.
Platinum producers Anglo, Impala and Lonmin and union
Amcu signed a wage deal on Tuesday evening.
Craven said the amounts involved in the settlement are
a vindication that the mines were made which was in line with Cosatu’s own view
this is to water a decent wage is particularly for the kind of dangerous and
unhealthy work that mineworkers do is entirely justified.
strengthen our campaign for a decent living wage for all workers and in particular
for a national minimum wage for the poorest of the workers so that we can bring
workers out of poverty,” Craven added.
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