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coalMining Weekly reports that trade union Solidarity said on Tuesday that it had received a favourable wage offer from the Chamber of Mines, following extensive coal industry pay bargaining.  

The wage offer ranges from 5.5% to 7.5% and involves a 7.5% wage increase at the Anglo Coal, Exxaro and Glencore mining houses, a 7% increase for Kangra and a 5% increase at Delmas and Msobo.  Solidarity’s Connie Prinsloo said that provision had been made for an increase in housing and travelling allowances and that the union had been successful in negotiating four months of maternity leave for female employees.  “A dispute would not have been to the benefit of the industry,” said Prinsloo, who is awaiting feedback from members.  The three-year agreement offered by the Chamber is seen as being conducive to industry stability.

  • This short report is at Mining Weekly
  • See too, Trade union Solidarity receives ‘favourable offer’ from coal producers, at The Citizen
  • Read Solidarity’s press statement in this regard at Solidarity online

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