Num threatens strike action at Modikwa

[] — THE National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Wednesday it had served a strike notice to Modikwa Platinum, a joint venture between African Rainbow Minerals and Anglo American Platinum, over a wage dispute.

NUM said in a statement it was demanding a 12 percent increase while the company was offering hikes of 8.5 to 9.5 percent, depending on the worker category.

Modikwa produced 130,000 ounces of refined platinum in 2010.