Resource Africa Investment-South African miners demand leap to "living wage"
Type Journal (article)
Last update: 25/10/2013
Type: Journal (article)
Language English
Year of publication: 2013
Target countries: South Africa
Summary "A living wage" is the battle cry of South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) as it and rival unions plunge into pay talks this month with mining houses.

But what is a living wage for a South African miner?

Finding a definition, no easy task, has become the goal of an increasingly militant labour force demanding pay increases ranging from 15 to 150 percent, which mining companies can ill afford as precious metals prices tumble and costs surge.

Reuters,Wed Jul 10, 2013
Role Organisation
Network Organisation organisation details Fair Price and Fair Wages
List Keywords
1.1 Socio- economic Sector (OECD) 331 Trade