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Sibanye StillwaterMining Weekly reports that Sibanye-Stillwater has established picketing rules with labour unions under the auspices of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).

Picketing rules are a requirement for the issuance of a certificate of non-resolution of a dispute. This step in the resolution process follows after the producer and four trade unions, namely the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, the National Union of Mineworkers, Solidarity and Uasa, reached a wage negotiation deadlock in November. Sibanye indicated on Monday that the CCMA would be carrying out inspections of the proposed picketing sites over the course of the next week. The CCMA conciliation process was extended until 21 December to enable the parties to make submissions regarding the establishment of picketing rules, for the CCMA to consider these submissions and for it to conduct inspections of the proposed picketing sites. Sibanye’s current wage offer, made on 19 October, would see so-called ‘category four to eight’ employees receive increases of R520 (4.1%), R610 (4.7%) and R640 (4.7%) in years one, two and three of a multi-year agreement. According to Sibanye, the unions’ wage increase demand was for an increase of R1,000 a month.

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