Amcu confirms strike at Amplats

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), the main trade union representing South African platinum miners, yesterday confirmed it will strike on 23 January at Anglo American Platinum. In recent days, Amcu members had also voted to strike at rival miners Lonmin and Impala Platinum, calling for higher wages. The strikes will hit over half of global output and dent the companies’ profit margins at a difficult time for the industry.