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The NUM is angry that Sibanye Gold made an offer to their baby AMCU of R25 on top of the Gold Sector wage agreement signed in 2015.

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The NUM is angry that Sibanye Gold made an offer to their baby AMCU of R25 on top of the Gold Sector wage agreement signed in 2015.

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is extremely angry and disturbed that Sibanye Gold made an offer to their baby AMCU R25 on top of the Gold Sector wage agreement that was signed in 2015. This is being done outside the collective bargaining forum at the Chamber of Mines.

As the NUM, we appeal to Sibanye Gold to make the R25 offer at the Chamber of Mines where collective bargaining processes always take place. The current offer by Sibanye Gold of R25 will be an amendment to the 2015 Gold Sector wage agreement signed by the NUM, UASA and Solidarity at the Chamber of Mines.

The Sibanye Gold management refused to listen to the NUM when we told them that the R25 offer must be tabled at the Chamber of Mines bargaining forum for all the unions to consider their offer. This offer of R25 would mean that Sibanye Gold is reopening the Gold sector wage negotiations which were concluded in 2015 for a period of 3 years.

We are also highly disturbed that Sibanye Gold management raided the hostels in the past two days at Kloof and Driefontein mines and found a lot of dangerous weapons including guns and pangas and there was no action taken against those who brought these dangerous weapons in the hostels. We demand to know from the Sibanye Gold management as to where did they take those dangerous weapons too. Sibanye Gold management did not even bother to report this to the South African Police Services (SAPS) hence there was no one arrested.

For more information, please contact:

David Sipunzi: NUM General Secretary: 082 883 7293
Livhuwani Mammburu: NUM National Spokesman: 083 809 3257

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