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Collective Bargaining: New Agreements

31 October 2002, Posted in News

New tyre wage rates from July 1, 2002 – June 30, 2003:

Skill Level

Minimum

Maximum

1

R23.52

R26.14

2

R26.14

R29.04

3

R29.04

R32.27

4

R32.27

R35.85

5

R35.85

R39.84

6

R43.02

R47.80

7

R51.63

R57.37

New agreement for Xstrata SA from July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003 * Wages: Increase in basic pay and housing allowance as follows:

Level 1

9.25% increase

Level 2

9.2% increase

Level 3

9.2% increase

Level 4

9.2% increase

Level 5

9% increase

Level C3

8.75% increase

Level C4

8.6% increase

Level C5

8.4% increase

Llong service award increased by 8.5% Overtime to be paid from the first 0.25 hours after the employee's normal working hours

New agreement for Tswana Metals (part of the Reclamation Group) from July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003

Grade 1

8.5% (highest earner within category)

Grade 2

8.75%

Grade 3

9%

Grade 4

9.25%

Grade 5

9.5% (lowest earner within category)

Increases to be backdated to July 1:

payment of Saturday and Sunday work will be in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act shop stewards paid time off – 12 days in one year with the right to request more time off if there is proof in writing. employment equity/skills development committee to be set up.

New agreement for Anglo American Platinum until June 30, 2004

* Wages:

9.8% increase on actual rates of pay from July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003 9.25% increase on actual rates of pay from July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004 Minimum wage for the lowest paid of R2000 per month for July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003 Minimum wage for the lowest paid of R2300 per month for July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004 .

* housing

Housing rent subsidy increased by:

12% to R672 until June 30, 2003 a further 12% to R753 until June 30, 2004

Housing bond subsidy

cap on the subsidy scheme raised to R450 000.

* leave

28 calendar days paid leave for surface workers 30 calendar days paid leave for underground workers 5 days family responsibility leave 40 days paid sick leave for all employees.