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MineralsCouncilSAFin24 reports that with wage negotiations in the gold sector set to begin this week, the Minerals Council SA (formerly called the Chamber of Mines) said that finding common ground was critical for the industry’s sustainability.  

Solidarity, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Uasa will be meeting with producers AngloGold Ashanti, Harmony, Sibanye-Stillwater and Village Main Reef.  NUM tweeted on Tuesday afternoon that it would approach the negotiations with "much agility and determination".  Its demands include R9,500 a month for entry-level surface workers, R10,500 for entry-level underground miners and a 15% across the board wage hike.

  • Read this report by Lameez Omarjee in full at Fin24
  • Read too, Minerals Council says 75% of SA’s gold mines unprofitable, at BusinessLive

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