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The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) signed a substantive 3- year wage agreement today with Northam Platinum.The NUM represents the majority of employees in the bargaining units, Categories 2 – 8 and 9 - 10. This agreement is effective from the 1st of July 2015 to the 1st of July 2017. “The NUM wishes to express its sincere gratitude to its members at Northam Platinum for the manner in which they behaved during the negotiation period until they gave us the mandate to sign this substantive agreement. Our members are excited and they gave us the mandate to sign this agreement,” said Ecliff Tantsi, NUM Chief Negotiator at Northam Platinum. “The NUM had to use its maturity and skill in engaging the company robustly which then resulted in such a beneficial agreement. This is a substantive agreement that also include Esop, housing strategy and other issues,” Tantsi added.
NUM members at Northam Platinum are quite pleased and excited that the wage agreement was concluded without any strike, violence, intimidation and loss of life.
For more information, Please contact:
Ecliff Tantsi: NUM National Education Secretary and Chief Negotiator at Northam Platinum:082 941 4210 Livhuwani Mammburu: Acting NUM National Spokesperson: 083 809 3257
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