Tronox Announces Labor Agreement With South African Unions
JOHANNESBURG, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tronox Limited (NYSE: TROX) today announced that it has reached collective bargaining agreements with the National Union of Mineworkers and Solidarity, the two largest unions representing employees working at the Tronox Mineral Sands division's 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 (NUM) 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 a conducive working culture, environment and relationship based on trust and effective communication at both of our South African operations," said Trevor Arran, President, Tronox Mineral Sands.
Tronox Mineral Sands employs 1,750 workers in South Africa. Approximately 70 percent of its South African workforce is covered by collective bargaining agreements.
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 KwaZulu-Natal, on the country's east coast.
Tronox is a global leader in the production and marketing of titanium bearing mineral sands and titanium dioxide pigment. Through the integration of its pigment and mineral sands business, the company provides its customers a dependable supply of brightening solutions for a variety of end uses. For more information, visit http://www.tronox.com.
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