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assmangMining Weekly reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Solidarity have secured a three-year wage agreement with iron-ore and manganese miner Assmang at its operations in the Northern Cape.  

Assmang, a joint venture between Assore and African Rainbow Minerals, operates the Khumani iron-ore mine, the Beeshoek iron-ore mine and the Black Rock manganese mines.   The agreement will see lowest-earning mineworkers across the operations receive an 8% increase in the first and second year and 7% in the third year.  The agreement also provides for the payment of a once-off R10,000 tax-free cash allowance, an increase in family responsibility leave to five days and maternity and medical-related travel assistance provisions.  Assmang will also pay an underground allowance of R600 a month for the first year, R650 for the second year and R700 for the third year.


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