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chrisgriffithBusiness Report writes that, as wage talks in the platinum sector, which began earlier this month, enter a critical phase, Chris Griffith, CE of Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), believes there is little appetite for industrial action.  

He said at a results briefing on Monday that the platinum sector had suffered huge job losses and a strike was therefore unlikely.  The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has demanded a 47% salary increase to R12,500 a month for entry level mineworkers.  “We think there is a greater understanding of the environment that prevails, and there will be a responsible attitude taken by all parties including unions,” said Griffith.  SA’s mining industry is struggling to survive with about 30,000 mineworkers facing retrenchment.

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