set at R5,500 per employees, repayable over 12 months with a 3 month repayment
a waiver of the Company’s right to claim for ongoing payments made and costs incurred
during the strike. These include ongoing Company contributions to employee medical
aid cover and pension/provident funds, as well as the provision of accommodation and
food, despite the “no work, no pay” principle applying during the strike;
free transport for striking employees to return to work once the strike ends, debt
consolidation and financial counselling; and
an ex-gratia payment (non-repayable), which has been offset against ongoing
payments and costs which have accumulated over the course of the strike.
The continued contribution by the company to medical aid, and the risk portion towards the
pension/provident funds is important to ensure that striking employees retain these benefits
beyond the strike, but the cumulative cost of these contributions as well as the other costs
highlighted, becomes significant the longer the strike continues, which results in the ex-gratia
amount proposed initially, declining. Effectively, this means that the R4 500 ex-gratia
payment that was proposed in February, decreased to R2 500 in March and has now
reduced to zero. This aspect was made very clear to the AMCU leadership but despite this,
these proposals were formally rejected by AMCU.
The wage agreement signed with NUM, Solidarity and UASA is final and no further increases
will be considered or given as it undermines other stakeholders and is inconsistent with our
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