22 September 2017

South Africa: Num Signed a Three-Year Agreement With Exxaro Coal

press release

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) signed a 3-year wage agreement with Exxaro Coal which comprises of Grootgeluk and Leeuwpan mines respectively workers will resume work today and the latest Tuesday next week with one operation at Lephalale in Limpopo and Delmas in Mpumalanga.

1. Wages

The parties agreed on the following wage increase of 10%, 8.5% and 7.5% for 2017 and 7.5% for both 2018 and 2019. On the Service increment parties agreed to refer the matter under EEA,

2. Housing

The parties agreed to increase the housing allowance to R3 978 for 2017, R4 489 for 2018 and R5000 for 2019,

On standby allowance, the parties agreed on 7.5% for three years including other allowances and benefits and the parties agreed on a family responsibility leave of 8 days.

On long service award, parties agreed on 15 years with one Kruger rand. On the Pit workers parties, the parties agreed on an increase of R500 per year on both 2017 and 2018. On the Medical Aid contribution, the parties agreed that the company will contribute 60% and 40% member contribution with the introduction of new medical aid scheme. Parties agreed to finalise all outstanding issues within three months after signing the wage agreement.

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