The Harmony offer has been rejected by members, said the person, who requested anonymity because the information is not public. At Sibanye and AngloGold, workers have indicated they are prepared to accept the R1 000 increases if they are considered salary rather than an allowance and benefits are raised as well, the person said.
The NUM, Solidarity and UASA unions will respond to the wage proposal by August 7, Elize Strydom, the chief negotiator on behalf of the producers at the Chamber of Mines, told reporters Friday.
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union formally rejected the offer Tuesday, the Chamber of Mines said in a statement. The union said it wanted to continue negotiations, it said.
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