US Tronox seals labour deal with South African mining unions

14 June 2013 17:38  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Tronox has reached a one-year collective bargaining agreement with two South African mining unions, the US-based integrated titanium dioxide (TiO2) producer said on Friday.

The deal covers unionised Tronox workers at the company's mineral sands operations in Namakwa, on the west coast of South Africa, and in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), on the country's east coast. It will take effect on 1 July.

Tronox did not comment on the details of the agreement.

"This agreement reflects our mutual commitment to the long-term success of our operations in South Africa," said Trevor Arran, president of Tronox Mineral Sands.

"We believe that we have in place at Namakwa and KZN, a working culture and environment that is conducive, with a relationship based on trust and effective communication," Arran added.

South Africa’s mining sector has seen much labour unrest over the past 18 months, but Tronox has said that its operations in the country were not affected.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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