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numEWN reports that several hundred members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) at Petra Diamonds’ Finsch Mine in the Northern Cape were expected to go on a planned strike on Tuesday morning.  

Last week, 67 workers at the mine staged a four-day protest underground and only agreed to surface on Friday morning on condition that no disciplinary action would be taken against them.  The NUM’s Teboho Kgomongoe indicated that, since surfacing, mine management had not attempted in any manner to contact them to try to reach a compromise in order to avoid a protest.  Amongst their demands, the workers are demanding a 10% wage hike across the board every year for three years.

  • A short report by Pelane Phakgadi is at EWN
  • The NUM’s press statement, which lists its demands, is at NUM online


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