Trade unions in South Africa

Gold Fields' South Deep Gold Mine and the NUM and UASA Reach Three-year Wage Agreement

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 1:17pm

WESTONARIA, South Africa, June 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Fields' South Deep Gold Mine and the NUM and UASA trade unions have concluded a three-year wage agreement for the period 1 March 2021 to 28 February 2024.

Key Points: 
  • WESTONARIA, South Africa, June 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Fields' South Deep Gold Mine and the NUM and UASA trade unions have concluded a three-year wage agreement for the period 1 March 2021 to 28 February 2024.
  • The parties believe that the agreement is in the best interest of employees and the mine's long-term sustainability.
  • Miners, Artisans and Officials will receive a wage increase of 6% in year 1, and 6% or CPI (whichever is the greater) in years 2 and 3.
  • "We wish to commend all parties involved (the NUM, UASA and the Gold Fields South Deep management team) for the constructive and harmonious spirit in which wage negotiations were undertaken.

NUM Gives Strike Notice at South Deep Mine

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 7:03am

Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE: GFI) (NYSE: GFI) yesterday received a notice by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) of its intention to embark on a protected strike at its South Deep operation in South Africa to protest retrenchments at the mine.

Key Points: 
  • Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE: GFI) (NYSE: GFI) yesterday received a notice by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) of its intention to embark on a protected strike at its South Deep operation in South Africa to protest retrenchments at the mine.
  • Under South African labour law, the union is required to give 48 hours' notice of its intention to strike.
  • Safety of employees is paramount and, if deemed necessary, South Deep would also consider cessation of production for a limited period of time.
  • Prior to the commencement of the Section 189 process South Deep employed 3,614 full-time employees and 2,214 contractors.