NUM has confirmed that together with Solidarity and UASA, it has signed a two-year wage agreement with Village Main Reef, seeing increases of five percent for workers.
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) issued a statement on Monday, 18 October 2021, confirming that it, along with two other recognised trade unions, Solidarity and UASA, have concluded and once again signed a two-year wage agreement with Village Main Reef (VMR). The agreement will be from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2023, with the VMR agreeing to pay workers in categories four to eight a wage increase of R800, while miners and artisans will get a five percent increase.
Lower-level officials are also confirmed to be receiving an R800 or five percent increase, and officials are to get five percent on their standard rate of pay. The current living allowance will be increased to a maximum R2 500 for all employees, and the company will comply with the 2018 to 2021 minimum medical incapacity benefit of R60 000. NUM expressed its gratitude to VMR.
See the post below.
Another historic signing of wage agreement between the NUM, UASA& Solidarity and Village Main Reef for 2021-2023. The signing took place at Soweto's Vilakizi Street Sakhumzi Restaurant. Workers in categories 4-8 & underground R800, miners & artisans 5% increase. pic.twitter.com/Ck52Tov57g
— NUM (@NUM_Media) October 15, 2021