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numANA reports that according to the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), its members at PPC Cement Slurry in Mafikeng, North West, have embarked on a strike over wages.  

The NUM gave the company a strike notice on Sunday last week and workers commenced with the industrial action on Monday.  PPC Cement is a leading supplier of cement and related products.  The NUM is demanding a 12% wage increase across the board, while the company is offering 6% across the board.  The union said that the company must close internal wage gaps, whereas management was creating the wage gaps instead of closing them.  Among other demands, the union is demanding a R1,000 monthly housing allowance.  

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