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Zim miners to get 7.5% pay hike

2012-09-19 15:59

Harare - Mine workers in Zimbabwe are set to get a 7.5% wage increase after the Mineworkers Union of Zimbabwe and the Chamber of Mines agreed on a new deal for the miners.

According to documents from the Chamber of Mines, seen by Fin24, the minimum wage for gold miners will rise to $197.53 (R1 625.67) a month, up from $183.75 (R1 512.26).

Diamond and platinum mine workers will see their pay increase to $212.21 (R1 746.49) from $197.40 (R1 624.60).

Senior officials from the Chamber could not be reached for comment.

The new minimum wages for Zimbabwean miners is way below what their peers in South Africa are striking for, and even lower than the salary Lonmin miners earned before the latest up to 22% increase to end a violent strike that lasted for nearly two months and claimed the lives of 45 people.

South African mining companies Impala [JSE:IMP], Amplats [JSE:AMS] and Aqaurius [JSE:AQP] have operations in Zimbabwe.

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Comments
  • chris.nel.35 - 2012-09-19 16:16

    I always felt that our "under plivileged" has no idea what the rest of Africa is like. Our people is waaayyy better off.

      thebe.tau - 2012-09-19 17:34

      So are you saying people should accept poverty because the rest of africa lives in it?

      chris.nel.35 - 2012-09-19 19:28

      Nope, thats not what i am saying. You guys always make as if you are the worst off in the world because so many lives in shacks. There are much worse places to be right outside our borders. A living wage of R1800 for a full month's work is shocking.

  • gerald.mphuthi - 2012-09-19 16:19

    I see the whole of Zim heading southwards...Marikana here they come

  • rick.machiavelli.1 - 2012-09-19 16:24

    You see. Goldfields can tell the strikers to go get jobs in zimbo , they get increases there.It will make their ungrateful butts happy

  • rontheogre - 2012-09-19 16:25

    Compared to our mines and wage bill, the mines in Zim must be making money hands over fist. No wonder Bob wants to get his hands on them.

      colin.dovey - 2012-09-19 17:28

      He has already

  • ajay.magan - 2012-09-19 17:13

    Tell Malema to go to Zim to fight for higher salaries for miners

  • mutsvukecaleb - 2012-09-19 17:24

    Ndiwo anonzi mashura mari isingatengi doro kwevhiki mbiri

  • Mandla - 2012-09-19 17:26

    how much is their bread 1/2cent neh? ours R9 neh?

      denis.gomo - 2012-09-20 05:20

      A dollar.

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-09-19 17:31

    It is a disgrace that these companies actually get away with this, this is why Africa remains poor, unstable and in the doldrums. It is disgusting beyond believe.

  • Bra Tebzaah Sibilanga - 2012-09-19 17:34

    Mugabe,take over those mines,they are exploiting black people.This should stop Mugabe.Its everywhere,yet when they strike the oppressors throw tantrums on this page.

  • Andre Du Preez - 2012-09-19 17:34

    That is just criminal risking your life for 1600 a month

      denis.gomo - 2012-09-20 05:22

      And you wonder why Mugabe is at war with mines for exploiting his people. They rake in super profits and give R1600 to workers yet prices for food are 50% more than what you have in SA.

  • rofhiwa.ronald.1 - 2012-09-19 17:46

    Yooo!!! R 1,600 a month 4 the miners thats a real slave wage ..::ONE::..

  • seymore.butt - 2012-09-19 19:56

    Now who was talking of nationalization of mines will bring fortunes to the people??

  • graham.j.nelson.7 - 2012-09-20 09:49

    and these mines are 51% government owned!!!?? YES LETS NATIONALIZE OUR MINES IN SOUTH AFRICA!!!! IS THiS WHAT MALEMA AND MOGABE DISCUSS ON THE HIS VISITS TO ZIM????

  • vambozha.mutemi.9 - 2012-09-20 12:29

    I urge these miners to do this first thing in the morning....go get a passport and come to Marikana! Negotiate even for R5 000 a month!

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