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Sibanye-Stillwater signs wage deal with unions at Kroondal mine

The agreement includes a R1,000 ($70.69) per month increase year-on-year for the lower category employees.

FILE: Miners at work in a mine shaft. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - South African precious metals producer Sibanye-Stillwater said on Thursday it has signed a three-year wage agreement with all three unions at its Kroondal operations.

The agreement includes a R1,000 ($70.69) per month increase year-on-year for the lower category employees, with inflation related increases for category A employees, the firm said in a statement.

Medical aid subsidies will also increase by R50 per month for category A and B members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), and Solidarity.

“These unions have acted in the interest of their members to protect jobs and at the same time considered the sustainable future of the Kroondal operations,” said group chief executive Neal Froneman.

NUM in October declared a dispute with Sibanye-Stillwater’s Kroondal operations after wage negotiations deadlocked.

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