South African mining union National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) are holding an indefinite strike at the Nkomati Nickel Mine in eastern Nkomati demanding bonus pay.

NUM deputy general secretary and the chief negotiator at Nkomati mine William Makgabo Mabapa said that the strike will include every shift, and will continue indefinitely until the union’s demands are complied with.

"The NUM and the Nkomati Mine are differing on two critical issues. The first issue is the car allowance which is available to the management and the few employees.

"The NUM position is that all employees must belong to Group Scheme Car Insurance for Nkomati Mine."

"The NUM position is that all employees must belong to Group Scheme Car Insurance for Nkomati Mine."

The NUM said it received a certificate of non-resolution from the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) over a wage dispute with the mine which is owned by the African Rainbow Minerals (ARM).

With regard to the second issue, the long service awards, the NUM wants the company to pay a bonus of R3000 ($233) for those who have worked for five years and R6000 ($466) for those who have worked for 10 years.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

Mabapa said that the company wants to start paying the long service award at ten years at only R3000 ($233).

The mine is situated in Machado in Mpumalanga, South Africa next to Nelspruit and is a joint venture between ARM and Norilsk.