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7 Nov 2013
9:42 am

Num considers new pay offer

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is consulting members on a revised wage offer from Northam Platinum mine, the union said today.

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“The company tabled a revised offer on Tuesday. The offer will be subjected to internal discussions in line with organisational protocol,” said chief negotiator Ecliff Tantsi.

He said workers would meet at 9am on Thursday at Northam Platinum to be briefed about the latest revised offer.

NUM members went on strike on Sunday, at Northam Platinum’s Zondereinde mine in Limpopo demanding an increase of R2100 for core workers, such as rock drill operators, and R2000 for non-core workers.

The union also wanted the R2200 living out allowance increased to R3718.

The company offered 6.5 percent for non-core and seven percent for core workers.

“Subsequent to the mass meeting NUM will engage again with company management with a new mandate,” he said.

He said the strike continued while the union was seeking a new mandate.

-Sapa