Coal sector strike begins

Lusanda Bill
25 July 2011

More than 150-thousand workers in the coal mining industry have downed tools as of yesterday evening.

This after wage negotiations deadlocked between the National Union of Mineworkers and mining companies.

The union is calling for a 14-percent wage increase while employers have offered between seven- and eight-and-a-half-percent.

Num general secretary Lesiba Seshoka says they remain open to talks.


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