Quest for living wage, need to contain costs overshadow upcoming platinum pay talks

June 2, 2016

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Striking a balance between workers receiving a living wage in line with the national inflation rate and avoid mass job cuts, owing to cash-strapped mining houses looking to reduce costs, remains a major concern for labour unions and platinum miners as wage negotiations loom. The current wage agreement, which was reached in 2014, expires on June 30 and any agreements reached during the upcoming wage negotiations will be backdated to July 1.

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