The third round of the 2015 gold wage negotiations between the gold producers and unions began on Monday, with the producers hearing feedback from all four unions on the offer tabled by the producers.

In large part, all four unions retained their demands without any movement.

Chamber of Mines chief negotiator Elize Strydom
Chamber of Mines chief negotiator Elize Strydom

Discussions are continuing today (7 July 2015) and will see the producers seek clarification from the unions on certain matters, and respond to a number of questions and comments made.

“As producers we remain committed to reaching an agreement based on the sustainability of the industry, and the retention of jobs. The companies’ offers were made in good faith, and are substantial.

“We will continue to engage to reach outcomes that are sustainable,” Chamber of Mines (CoM) chief negotiator Dr Elize Strydom said on behalf of the gold producers.

The 2015 gold wage negotiations taking place between gold producers AngloGold Ashanti, Evander Gold Mines, Harmony GoldSibanye Gold and Village Main Reef and unions the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, the National Union of Mineworkers, Solidarity and UASA, are being led in this centralised collective bargaining forum by the CoM.

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