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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: Platinum mining companies prepare to respond to union demands

The first week of long-anticipated negotiations between platinum mining companies and the respective unions have begun with mining companies to respond to tabled demands next week - the quiet before the storm.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: Lesson from Marikana: The other side of above-inflation pay rises

Mounting debt levels among mine workers are seen as a key factor behind sky-high wage demands and tensions on the Platinum Belt. Unpublished data regarding Lonmin presents a more nuanced picture. For several years before debt levels started spiking, Lonmin’s lowest-paid workers got above-inflation pay hikes, which rendered them able to consume on credit.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: South African platinum firms kick off wage talks

JOHANNESBURG, July 9 (Reuters) - The world’s top platinum miners kicked off talks with South Africa’s unions on Tuesday in what is expected to be a tough round of wage talks, as a rise in profits is likely to provoke higher wage demands.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: Platinum giants have two big advantages as wage talks begin

When the world’s biggest platinum miners sit down to hammer out a wage deal with one of SA’s most militant labour unions this week, they will hold two potentially winning cards in reserve: the cash and metal stockpiles to endure a strike.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: Platinum Giants Bolster Positions Before Wage Talks Begin

When the world’s biggest platinum miners sit down to hammer out a wage deal with one of South Africa’s most militant labor unions this week, they’ll hold two potentially winning cards in reserve: the cash and metal stockpiles to endure a strike.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: Mathunjwa risks losing AMCU amid questions of identity and direction

THE Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) seems to have reached a plateau after its five-month strike in Sibanye-Stillwater’s gold mines effectively accomplished nothing beyond the impoverishment of its members. This winter’s platinum wage talks will show if it remains a force to be reckoned with or one that is about to hit a dead end.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: South African Platinum Mine Wage Talks to Start Next Week

South Africa’s largest platinum-mining labor union said it will meet the nation’s top three producers on successive days next week as it starts formal negotiations for a three-year wage deal.

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WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: AMCU inks R14,000 deal with Siyanda

The association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has signed a wage agreement with Rustenburg-based Siyanda Bakgalta Platinum Mine, which will see miners paid a basic wage of R14,309/month in the third year of a three-year agreement.

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