The gold producers met with AMCU on Monday as part of the bilateral meeting process, with the producers engaging with the union on their specific demands.

“Discussions between AMCU and the producers were constructive and we look forward to further engagement,” Chamber of Mines chief negotiator Dr Elize Strydom said on behalf of the producers.

As the 2015 gold wage negotiations continue this week, further bilateral meetings between gold producers AngloGold Ashanti, Evander Gold Mines, Harmony Gold, Sibanye Gold and Village Main Reef and each of the unions are expected to take place.

The bilateral meetings provide each union a platform to discuss union-specific issues.

Strydom says the producers remain committed to reach an agreement that would sustain the industry for decades to come, and with it jobs.

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