South Africa's Implats says AMCU union has green light to call strike

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 24, 2013 3:21 PM

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has been granted permission by a government mediator to call a strike against Impala Platinum, the world's second largest producer of the precious metal said on Thursday.

"A certificate of non-resolution, which is essentially a strike certificate, has been issued, allowing AMCU to call a protected wage strike, subject to a 48-hour notice period," Implats said in a statement after wage talks deadlocked.

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(Reporting by Ed Stoddard; Editing by Pascal Fletcher)