South Africa mine owners and unions broker a deal
AFPJOHANNESBURG -- South Africa's gold mine owners and unions representing picketing workers said Wednesday they had reached a deal aimed at ending months of industrial unrest that has curbed production of the precious metal.
October 11, 2012, 12:11 am TWN
Negotiators for the Chamber of Mines and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) agreed to a series of pay rises that will be put to striking workers for approval beginning Wednesday.
The deal, if ratified, would see a pay increase for entry-level workers, and an “allowance” for rock drill and the creation of new pay scales.