The South African mining sector came together to sign a 10 point declaration undertaking to look at minimizing job losses in the country, as the coal and gold mining sectors prepare for arbitration in their eight week wage negotiations. Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlodi had called industry players to their offices in Pretoria to sign the declaration on Monday. The stakeholders met at the beginning of the month to find solutions that will avert a job crisis in the sector. Employers were represented by the Chamber of Mines and the South African Mining Development Association, while union leaders from National Union of Mineworkers, Solidarity, UASA were also there. Association of Mining and Construction Workers Union AMCU was on hand. But they didn't sign the declaration.