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numEWN reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) plans a coal sector strike after wage negotiations with mining firms represented by the Chamber of Mines (COM) became deadlocked.  

A date for the industrial action has not yet been set or advised.  On Wednesday, NUM spokesman Livhuwani Mammburu said negotiations between the NUM and the COM had officially collapsed and the union had been afforded a so-called strike certificate by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).  He accused the COM of negotiating in bad faith:  A protracted strike in the coal sector could affect power supply in SA as about 85% of it is generated from the fossil fuel.

  • A short report by Reuters & Masa Kekana is at EWN
  • Read too, Anglo American, Glencore and other coal producers face coal wage strike, at Moneyweb


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