Wage talks: No secret vote needed as sweetness prevails
For all the threats by Amcu, negotiations have gone smoothly in the platinum sector
As wage negotiations in the platinum sector look likely to conclude soon without any strike action, a new legal requirement for unions to conduct a secret vote will remain untested for now.
The requirement, which came into effect in January 2019, obliges unions to conduct a secret ballot among their members before a legally protected strike can begin.
Unions are also required to have amended their constitutions to accommodate such a secret ballot. Many of them have done so...