Tuesday, July 23, 2013
In a press statement on Monday, the UN agency said it was a positive move to ensure workers' freedom of association, collective bargaining rights and addressing the need to boost occupational safety and health.
Johannesburg - Trade union Solidarity has expressed disappointment at the Chamber of Mines' pay offer to workers in the coal industry.
The chamber's 5.6 percent offer was declined because it fell short of the union's 10 percent demand that applied to other benefits, union general secretary Gideon du Plessis said on Monday.
“The housing and living-out allowance is a burning issue for Solidarity's members and today's offer regarding this issue is unacceptable,” Du Plessis said.