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National Union of Mineworkers takes aim at Mineral Resources in battle for wages


The National Union of Mineworkers wants wage increases of at least 15 per cent for three years in the gold sector. In an official demand, the country’s largest gold mine union is also asking for better wage equality between low earners and CEOs.

The NUM is taking aim at the Mineral Resources Department, accusing it of siding with mining companies. The NUM says its demands aren’t unreasonable because some managers earn more than double that of the lowest-paid worker. The union wants a limit on the differences in salary scales.

The NUM’s demands aim to eradicate wage inequality at gold mines, but are pitched beyond what mining companies say is affordable. The union is warning if they don’t get what they want, their members are prepared to strike every year until they do.

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Source: eNCA