numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) tabled its list of wage review demands to Kumba Iron Ore (KIO) for the 2017 wage negotiations on Thursday.  

The present three-year agreement between the union and KIO’s Kolomela and Sishen operations in the Northern Cape comes to an end on 30 June.  Among other demands, the union has demanded a one-year deal with salary increases of between 12.5% and 16%.  A housing allowance R5,000 has been demanded for all employees irrespective of grade, while the 45 hours of work currently applicable at Sishen and the 44 hours at Kolomela should be reduced to 40 hours a week.  There is a long list demands relating to leave entitlements.  KIO is expected to table its counter offers on 7 June.

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