Johannesburg - The National Union of Mineworkers (Num) said on Wednesday it had served De Beers Consolidated Mines with a strike notice after wage talks between the two parties had failed.
The union said it was asking for a 15% rise in wages, while De Beers is offering 7.5% and a once off payment of R2 500.
“The offers are totally unacceptable to us. We totally reject these,” said Peter Bailey
, the Num’s chief negotiator at the company.
Unlisted De Beers is 45% owned by mining firm Anglo American [JSE:AGL]