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AMCU accepts Sibanye Gold's new wage offer

South Africa'sAssociation of Mineworkers and Construction Union accepted a new offer from and called offa strike, Reuters wrote April 10.

The union earliersuspended the plannedstrike to give way to further talks with the mining company.

The strike wouldhave been in protest of the three-yearwage agreement that the company reached with smaller unions in October2015. When the agreement was extended to the AMCU, the union demanded a higher monthlywage of 12,500 South African rand for its members.

AMCU has saidthat it aims to get salaries paid to its members in the gold sector to match thehigher wages in coal and mining.

"We as AMCU accept Sibanye Gold's new wage offer as votedfor unanimously … by our members today," said the union on its official Twitteraccount.