Gold wage talks deadlock again between Sibanye and Amcu

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The National Union of Mineworkers is no longer part of conciliation processes and has declared a dispute with the gold producers. 

Wage negotiations between the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) and Sibanye-Stillwater reached a deadlock once again on Thursday.

“No agreement has been reached and wage talks continue,” Amcu said in a terse statement.

This comes after Amcu, along with other gold-sector unions, continued gold wage conciliation processes with Sibanye, Harmony Gold, and Village Main Reef under the auspices of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration (CCMA).

On Monday Amcu, Uasa and Solidarity signed a three-year wage agreement with AngloGold Ashanti which gave workers an increment of R1,000 a year over three years.

Amcu also achieved a 6.5% increase for miners, artisans, and officials – 0.5% more than the mandated 6%.

The National Union of Mineworkers is no longer part of conciliation processes and has declared a dispute with the gold producers.

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