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numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Friday that it had signed a three-year wage agreement with Kangra Coal, thereby ending a week-long strike.  

In a statement, the union indicated that the two parties had agreed on a R600 wage increase for 2017, and 7% rises for each of the following two years.  They also settled on a R1,000 housing allowance for this year, followed by increases of 12% and 14% for 2018 and 2019 respectively.  "The strike has come to end. The NUM members are back to work starting with the morning shift today," said Peter Bailey, NUM chief negotiator in the coal sector.  Last week NUM signed a three-year wage deal with coal producers Anglo American Coal SA, Exxaro Coal, Glencore, Msobo Coal, Koornfontein Mines and Delmas Coal, avoiding a looming sector-wide strike.  

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