Mine wage agreement welcomed
19 September 2012
Solidarity today said that it welcomed the agreement reached between striking employees and Lonmin’s management.
But warned that it sets a dangerous precedent and illegal actions to enforce wage increases could occur at other mines in future.
Solidarity also said that the situation at Lonmin’s Marikana mine called for an abnormal agreement due to the high levels of violence, intimidation and criminal activity.
General secretary for Solidarity Gideon du Plessis explained the cost to company package of entry level employees will be increased from R8 164 to R9 611 and the increase of 22% for rock drill operators.
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