Kumba strike ends

2010-10-05 08:25

 Kumba Iron Ore and the National Union of Mineworkers have reached a wage agreement to end a strike at the company’s operations.

“The parties have agreed to the salary and wage offer of 7.5%, 9% and 10% increases in the various categories, which includes a 0.5% safety increment based on last year’s performance,” Kumba said.

The increases will be backdated to July 1 2010.

“The parties have also agreed to extend this to a multi-year agreement.”

The company and the union would set up a working group to investigate options on how worker skills were recognised, Kumba said.

“Final agreement was reached and union representatives will hold meetings at the mines to call off the strike.”

Spokesperson for the NUM Lesiba Seshoka could not be immediately reached for comment.

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