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NUM rejects Angloplat wage offer

Oupa Komane, Deputy
General Secretary, NUM
Johannesburg, South Africa — MININGREVIEW.COM — 28 August 2009 – South Africa’s biggest mineworkers’ union “’ the National Union of Mineworker’s (NUM) “’ says that it has rejected the latest wage offer from Anglo Platinum (Angloplat), the world’s largest platinum producer.

In a statement released here, NUM said its members at Angloplat wanted an increase of 11% for the lowest paid category of mineworker, rather than the 10% offered by the platinum producer, which is a unit of Anglo American Plc.

Angloplat had offered increases ranging between 9 and 10% including higher medical and maternity allowances.

“We want the company to consider paying 11% to the lowest earners, and we shall discuss this at the next round of talks on 7 September,” said NUM deputy general secretary Oupa Komane, who heads the union’s negotiations with Angloplat.

“The NUM will seek to press Angloplat for the higher increase, but has not issued a strike threat,” Komane pointed out.