Agence France-PresseNovember 1, 2013 12:48
South Africa's embattled platinum sector faced the prospect of another tidal wave of strike action Friday as angry unionists issued an end of month deadline to meet wage demands.
The sector's main union AMCU told AFP that months of fraught negotiations with top producers Anglo American Platinum, Impala and Lonmin, must conclude soon.
"We can't negotiate forever," AMCU treasurer general Jimmy Gama said. "By this month, end of November, we should finish everything."
"If things don't go the way (workers) want, obviously there will be a strike," he said.