amcu thumb medium80 81Reuters reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said on Sunday it had agreed to accept a new wage offer from Sibanye Gold and had called off a strike.  

The union indicated on its official Twitter account after a mass rally:  “We as Amcu accept Sibanye Gold’s new wage offer as voted for unanimously … by our members today (Sunday).”  Amcu national treasurer Jimmy Gama said the union hoped to sign an agreement with the mining company most probably this week.  The union had voted in October to strike in the gold sector, including at Sibanye, but agreed not to down tools immediately.  On Wednesday, it suspended planned industrial action at Sibanye to allow for further talks.

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