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numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has signed a three-year wage agreement with Petra Diamonds covering operations at the Cullinan Diamond Mine, Finsch Diamond Mine, Kimberley Ekapa Mining Joint Venture and Koffiefontein Joint Venture.  

This comes after a week-long strike when the union withdrew the labour of its members working in Petra Diamonds at the Koffiefontein Mine.  The three-year wage agreement with Petra provides for annual increases to NUM members in the region of 9% to 10% for year one, and 8.5% for years two and three.  It will be effective from July 2017 until June 2020.  The living-out-allowance will amount to R1,200 for year one, R1,350 for year two, and R1,500 for year three.  A home ownership scheme subsidy will amount to R1,300 this year and escalate to R1,500 in year three.  Other improvements in conditions of service are detailed in the NUM’s press statement.

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