NUM signs wage agreement with Anglo

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The National Union of Mineworkers has entered into a two-year wage agreement with Angloplatinum, the union said on Thursday.

The agreement was reached on Wednesday night, NUM spokesman Lesiba Seshoka said.

Workers in categories A to B2, which are ordinary miners, will get a wage increase of 8.5 percent in the first year and 8 percent in the second year.

Seshoka said those in the middle category, B3 to B7, would receive an 8 percent in year one and another 8 percent in the following year.
The higher paid workers, category C to D1 would receive a 7.5 percent wage increase in one year.

“All these increases will result in automatic increases in allowances which includes the standby, acting allowance, Sunday premium, Sunday night shift early start, shift allowance, overtime and others.”

The increases would be backdated from July, he said.

They would apply in the Thembelani, Bathopele, Siphumelele, Dishaba, Tumela, Union, Mogalakwena, and Twickenham mines; the Waterval Smelter Complex, Mortimer Smelter, Polokwane Smelter Complex, Precious Metals Refiners, Rustenburg Base Metals Refiners, Rustenburg Concentrator, Union Mine Concentrator, Amandabult Concentrator, Mototolo Concentrator and Mogalakwena Concentrator.

“These are great achievements made for our members. We have always argued that as a union we work hard for our members whilst others simply talk and make false promises,” said Erick Gcilitshana, the union’s chief negotiator at Amplats.

Sapa

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