Johannesburg, South Africa — MININGREVIEW.COM — 04 September – A wage agreement between the Solidarity union and platinum producer Northam Platinum is within reach, the union has said in a statement.
Solidarity revealed here that Northam had offered a wage increase of 9%, while the union had demanded a 9.5% rise. “The additional 0.5% would constitute an acceptable increase for members, and if the employer could make this shift in its offer, an agreement could be reached today,” it said.
The union and Northam have already agreed that the workers’ housing allowance be increased by an average of 9%.
Solidarity claims that it represents nearly 450 employees at Northam.