Johannesburg - Mines and trade unions will sign an agreement
on Thursday to bring normality to the gold mining sector, the Chamber of Mines
said on Monday.
"We now have to put all our efforts into stabilising
the gold mining sector and returning the industry to normality," the
chamber's Elize Strydom said in a statement.
The Chamber of Mines, representing AngloGold Ashanti [JSE:ANG], Gold
Fields [JSE:GFI], and Harmony Gold Mining Company [JSE:HAR], met with the National Union of Mineworkers,
Solidarity, and Uasa on Monday.
Strydom said the parties agreed in principle on the content
of the agreement which they intended signing on Thursday.
were positive and there was a collective resolve by all parties to end the
unprotected strikes as soon as possible, as this is in the best interests of
the employees and the companies.
"It is most pleasing to note that large numbers of
employees have returned to work and strikes on a number of operations have
ended," she said.
Miners went on strike in September for monthly salaries of
between R12 500 and R16 000.