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Thursday, 5 June 2014 | MYT 9:20 AM

South Africa's Amcu union says wage demand 'non-negotiable'

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's AMCU union president said on Thursday the union's 12,500 rand (696.2 pounds) per month wage demand was "non-negotiable", dashing hopes of a speedy resolution to the five-month stoppage pushing Africa's most advanced economy towards recession.

"The 12,500 rand is still non-negotiable. AMCU members are steadfast and we are not turning back on 12,500 rand," Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) president Joseph Mathunjwa told Reuters.

(Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana; Editing by Ed Cropley)


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