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Timeline of events

14 November 2018
Sibanye-Stillwater concludes wage agreement with three unions
5 October 2018
Village Main Reef concludes three-year wage agreement
3 October 2018
Harmony concludes wage agreement
27 September 2018
Wage negotiations update
21 September 2018
Wage negotiation update
17 September 2018
AngloGold Ashanti concludes wage agreement
12 September 2018
CCMA consolidated conciliation process begins
5 September 2018
Gold wage negotiations update
29 August 2018
Gold wage negotiations update
22 August 2018
Negotiations continue despite the NUM declaring a dispute
21 August 2018
Gold producers table conditional offer
15 August 2018
Unions reject firm offer
1–2 August 2018
Producers table firm offer
Session 3 of the 2018 Gold Wage Negotiations
Session 3 of the 2018 Gold Wage Negotiations
25 July 2018
Companies disappointed by union’s rejection of ‘credible’ offer
18 July 2018
Gold companies table wage offers
Day 2 of the 2018 Gold Wage Negotiations
11 July 2018
Gold wage negotiations get underway
Day 1 at the 2018 Wage Negotiations for the gold industry
9 July 2018
Gold wage negotiations to begin
11 May 2018
Wage demands submitted by Solidarity
4 May 2018
Wage demands submitted by AMCU
2 May 2018
Wage demands submitted by UASA
23 April 2018
Wage demands submitted by the NUM

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What the conditional offer means

21 August 2018

Facts & figures

In 2017, the gold mining industry:

  • Contributed R42.7 billion* towards GDP

  • Produced 138 tonnes of gold

  • Sold R67.6 billion of gold

  • Employed around 112,000 employees directly

  • Paid employees R29.9 billion in earnings

  • Paid R0.9 billion in royalties

* 2016


Gold industry union representation figures
as at 24 August 2018
 

The figures above are an accurate reflection of payroll deductions.

AngloGold Ashanti [logo]
Sibanye-Stillwater [logo]
Harmony [logo]
Village Main reef [logo]
For more information, contact:

Motsamai Motlhamme
Minerals Council South Africa
+27 (0)11 498 7400 or
+27 (0)82 202 6734

Charmane Russell
+27 (0)11 880 3924 or
+27 (0)82 372 5816
charmane@rasc.co.za

Memory Johnstone
+27 (0)11 880 3924 or
+27 (0)82 719 3081
memory@rasc.co.za