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amcu thumb medium80 81TimesLIVE reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) indicated on Tuesday that it was positive after its meeting with the registrar of labour relations where they "made it clear" that they were in "total compliance" with the union’s constitution.  

The meeting between the union and senior officials of the department of labour took place at Laboria House in Pretoria on Tuesday.  Last week, the labour department indicated in a notice published in the Government Gazette that Amcu "has ceased to function in terms of its constitution" and "is not a genuine trade union".  Amcu was given 60 days to make submission to the registrar as to why it should not be deregistered.  The union said its representatives had indicated to the labour department at the meeting its compliance in respect of an upcoming national congress in September later this year.  Both parties agreed to have regular interactions to ensure that there was a "common understanding of the constitutional imperatives".

  • Read the full original of the report by Iavan Pijoos on the above at TimesLIVE
  • Read Amcu’s press statement on the meeting at Polity

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