Striking Gold Fields mine workers. (AFP)
Johannesburg - Striking gold miners have refused the
industry's latest pay rise offer despite an extended deadline to respond, the
Chamber of Mines said on Monday, dimming hopes that the illegal strike in the
industry would come to an end anytime soon.
“The unions have indicated that there have been mixed
reactions by their members to the chamber’s proposals, and that they are unable
to confirm a return to work,” it said in a statement.
The chamber also said the industry was unable to make any
further proposals and companies in the sector, which include AngloGold Ashanti
[JSE:ANG], Gold Fields [JSE:GFI] and Harmony Gold Mining Company [JSE:HAR],
would explore other avenues to stabilise the industry.
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