Five-month platinum strike finally ends – Independent Online

Independent Newspapers. Picture: Timothy Bernard. Related Stories Johannesburg – Union members at South African operations of the world’s largest platinum companies today said they accept a pay deal from producers, bringing closer the end of a crippling five-month strike. “If we sign the offer tomorrow, it means the strike has ended officially and that workers will go to work on Wednesday,” Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union President Joseph Mathunjwa said at a mass rally. Thousands of Amcu members shouted out their approval for the offer from Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum and Lonmin at the Royal Bafokeng stadium in Rustenburg, 120 kilometres northwest of Johannesburg. “Basic salaries have gone up and even your working…