Jun 19, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX News Network) --
Tronox Limited announced that it has reached collective bargaining agreements
with the National Union of Mineworkers and Solidarity, two unions representing employees
working at the company's Mineral Sands division two mining operations and ore processing
plants in Namakwa and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
"We are pleased that the discussions with our two main unions, the National
Union of Mineworkers and Solidarity were conducted in a constructive and professional
manner that has resulted in a mutually beneficial outcome for all stakeholders.
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.
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, in a release
dated June 14.
The one-year agreement is effective July 1. It covers all bargaining unit
union-represented employees working in Tronox's mineral sands operations in Namakwa,
on the west coast of South Africa, and in KwaZula-Natal, on the country's east coast.
Tronox is a provider of production and marketing of titanium bearing mineral
sands and titanium dioxide pigment.