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goldbarsANA reports that wage negotiations in the gold mining sector between three gold producers and four trade unions have yet to yield results.  

The negotiations between Harmony Gold, Sibanye-Stillwater and Village Main Reef on the one hand and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Solidarity and Uasa on the other hand continued on Wednesday under the facilitation of the CCMA.  The unions have already signed a wage increase with AngloGold Ashanti.  The Minerals Council SA (MCSA – previously known as the Chamber of Mines), which represents the gold producers, said that while progress was made following extensive engagement between the parties, some unions requested and were granted certificates of non-resolution of a dispute by the CCMA.  These ‘strike’ certificates were granted to both Amcu and the NUM at Sibanye-Stillwater and to Amcu at Harmony.  However, the parties agreed to continue to engage with a view to reaching an agreement.  Further discussions between Sibanye-Stillwater and unions will continue, while Harmony will meet with the NUM, Uasa and Solidarity during the course of next week.  Village Main Reef and representative unions will meet again on 4 October.  


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