Lonmin workers get wage increase
Johannesburg - Platinum miner Lonmin has signed a two-year wage
agreement with workers affiliated to trade union Solidarity, the union
said on Wednesday.
"Employees... mainly mineworkers, artisans and
officials will receive an 8 percent increase and members of management
will receive an increase of 6.5 percent," said spokesman Louis
The wage increase agreement would depend on the workers' job level and performance during 2012 and 2013.
"The wage agreement must be implemented retroactively
as of October 1, 2011. When the agreement was signed, Solidarity
requested that it be implemented during December's pay-run, if
possible," he said.
Pretorius said other issues including sick leave, housing and employee share ownership would be discussed at a later stage.