Harmony And Num Continue Negotiations To Prevent Pending Strike
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
Johannesburg, 16 May 2002 - Harmony Gold Mining Company
Limited today announced that negotiations are continuing
at its Randfontein operations in an attempt to prevent
the pending strike by the National Union of Mineworkers
The legacy of single sex hostel accommodation in the
mining industry has seen many attempts in finding
sustainable solutions, some more successful than others.
Harmony has recently, with the involvement of local
government, the Union, housing developers and financial
institutions, launched a house-building project at its
Free State operations.
A result of the project is that thus far, 27 two-bedroom
houses have already been occupied by Harmony employees.
These employees, joined by their families, then moved
from the hostels into their own homes.
"By increasing the living out allowance paid to less
than a quarter of our employees who are neither home
owners nor hostel residents, is wasting money. We
believe that the type of housing project at our Free
State operations is a sustainable solution to the hostel
problem in the industry and the housing shortage
nationally," said Bernard Swanepoel," chief executive of
For further details contact:
Bernard Swanepoel on +27(0)83-303-9922
Issued by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
Tel +27 11 411 2036
Fax +27 11 411 2169 Mobile +27 83 380 6614
Date: 16/05/2002 03:33:47 PM Produced by the SENS Department