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handshake thumb medium90 90Mining Review reports that Atlatsa Resources has announced that its Bokoni Platinum Mines has concluded a two-year wage agreement with three unions, effective from 1 July 2016.  

The agreement with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Togetherness Amalgamated Workers Union of SA (Tawusa) and the United Association of SA (Uasa) includes an increase in basic pay of R850 per month in 2016 and R1,000 per month in 2017 for workers with job gradings of A1 to B7.  There will be a 6% increase in 2016 and 6.5% increase in 2017 for workers in jobs graded from C1 to D1.  Various allowances will also be increased.  Harold Motaung, CEO of Atlatsa, commented:  “The finalisation of the wage agreement supports labour stability at the mine and bodes well for our on-going working relationship with our employees, unions and broader stakeholder groups.”

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