LISTEN: Sibanye-Stillwater won't increase wage offer as strike looms

LISTEN: Sibanye-Stillwater won't increase wage offer as strike looms

Sibanye-Stillwater says it will continue to urge unions and employees to reconsider the company’s 4.1% wage increase offer.


This comes after the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) issued a strike certificate to the unions. 

The labour unions, comprising AMCU, NUM, Solidarity and UASA, have also been given the picketing rules.

“The certificate permits the unions to embark on a strike and the company to implement a lock-out within a twelve-month period from issuance. Both parties need to give the counter party 48 hours’ notice prior to embarking on any action,” says the mining company’s James Wellsted.

Wellsted says they have been engaging with the unions for the past 6 months and looking forward, the company will not increase their offer.

“The reality of the situation at our operation it is that we explained it to them that we are not going to increase the offer or meet their demands, so they are going to have to make a decision.”

“We’ve been engaging for six months or more and we haven’t been able to find each other and there’s still quite a distance between our final offer and their demands.”



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