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numMining Weekly reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has served diversified miner Exxaro Resources with a notice to embark on a protected strike at the Grootegeluk mine, in Lephalale, Limpopo, and at the Leeuwpan mine, in Delmas, Mpumalanga.  

The NUM submitted wage demands on 13 April and accuses Exxaro of failing to resolve the subsequent wage dispute.  "The union demands a wage increase of 10%, a service increment of 0.5%, housing increase of 10% or R5,000, a standby allowance of 10%, family responsibility leave of eight days, and a long-service award for 15 years of one Krugerrand," NUM deputy general secretary William Mabapa indicated in a statement.  The strike will begin at 06:00 on Thursday, 14 September 2017.

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