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NUM and Northam settle pay dispute

The twin-shaft
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Northam mine
Johannesburg, South Africa — MININGREVIEW.COM — 16 October 2009 – South Africa’s biggest mineworkers’ trade union “’ the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) “’ has agreed an 11.5% pay rise with JSE-listed Northam Platinum Limited “’ the only fully independent, black-owned and controlled integrated PGM producer “’ and the deal was due to have been signed late yesterday.

In a statement issued here, the NUM said the wage rise would be for a period of one year with effect from July this year.

The union said it had also agreed with Northam to raise the night shift and afternoon allowances for its members by 1% to 10% and 6% respectively.

“We believe that we have scored a reasonable increment for our members,” the NUM added.