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anglogoldashantiCity Press reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and AngloGold Ashanti have reached an agreement in terms of which all workers at Kopanang mine will be paid their retrenchment packages before the company finalises the sale of the mine.  

The sale of the North West mine is expected to be finalised soon.  Joseph Montisetse, NUM deputy president, indicated that the union had signed a memorandum of understanding with the mine in this regard.  He went on to say:  “This is an achievement for NUM members and other workers because the union did not want to see a sad and painful experience like that which happened to Aurora workers.  The payout will not be provident or pension, just retrenchment packages.  We have agreed that workers will get their money before October 16.”

  • Read this report by Lesetja Malope in full at Fin24

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