NUM concludes five-year wage agreement with South32’s Hotazel Manganese Mines

Mining Weekly reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) Kimberley Region has concluded and signed a five-year wage agreement on behalf of its members at globally diversified mining and metals company South32’s Hotazel Manganese Mines, in the Northern Cape. The union says the parties agreed to the harmonisation of B-Lower level employees, effective from June 1. B-Band employees will receive a wage increase of 7% in year one of the agreement, a 6.5% increase in year two and 6% in years three, four and five. C-Band employees will receive a 6.5% increase in year one, 6.2% in year two and 5.7% in years three, four and five.

The agreement also includes increases in medical aid benefits, as well as underground and housing allowances. “As the NUM Kimberley Region, we are very much delighted to have this agreement reached within the stipulated negotiations time. This agreement has been achieved without facilitation processes,” comments NUM Kimberley regional secretary Mosepedi Sanane.

by  Creamer Media Reporter

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