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Sibanye StillwaterMining Weekly reports that trade union Solidarity says is has reached a favourable three-year wage agreement on behalf of its members at Sibanye Platinum’s Kroondal mine.  

The agreement is effective from 1 July and will be valid until 30 June 2020.  The wage component of Category A employees will increase by 6% during the first year and, in the second and third years, by 6% or a consumer inflation increase of up to 7%, depending on whichever is the higher amount.  The salaries of Category B employees will be increased by R1,000 across the board each year.   Further, Sibanye’s contribution to the employees’ medical fund will increase by R50 with effect from 1 July.  Female employees will also be eligible for four months’ maternity leave, with Sibanye to pay the difference between the Unemployment Insurance Fund allowance the employee is entitled to receive and her current basic salary.

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