PPC, NUM make headway on wage impasse

20 October 2017

Cement producer PPC and trade union National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) have reached an agreement on wage negotiations at the company’s Slurry plant, in the North West.

This followed a protected strike by the union on Monday after the parties were unable to reach an agreement through a Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration commissioner.

Wage negotiations resumed on Wednesday.

“As a general principle, the company ensures that the salary increases are at least 1% above the prevailing Consumer Price Index, and takes into consideration the affordability and sustainability of the business,” said PPC in a statement on Thursday. 

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