NUM consults with Northam mine on revised wage offer

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is consulting members on a revised wage offer from Northam Platinum mine, the union said on Thursday.

"The company tabled a revised offer on Tuesday. The offer will be subjected to internal discussions in line with organisational protocol," said chief negotiator Ecliff Tantsi.

He said workers would meet at 9am on Thursday at Northam Platinum to be briefed about the latest revised offer.

NUM members went on strike on Sunday, at Northam Platinum's Zondereinde mine in Limpopo demanding an increase of R2 100 for core workers, such as rock drill operators, and R2 000 for non-core workers.

The union also wanted the R2 200 living out allowance increased to R3 718.

Union seeks new mandate
The company offered 6.5% for non-core and 7% for core workers.

"Subsequent to the mass meeting NUM will engage again with company management with a new mandate," he said.

He said the strike continued while the union was seeking a new mandate. – Sapa

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