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numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Wednesday it had served Murray and Roberts (M&R) Cementation with a notice to resume with a strike over wages on Thursday at all operations.  

M&R Cementation is sub-contracted to Venetia Mine, which is owned by the De Beers Group.  The union is demanding an annual wage increase of R1,000 over three years, in addition to a higher “living out” allowance, safety bonus, production bonus, and medical aid.  “Murray and Roberts pays a production bonus of R10,000 and safety bonus of R3,500 to whites but fails to pay only R1,500 production bonus and R500 safety bonus to black employees,” the NUM claimed.

  • This short report is at The Citizen
  • Read the NUM’s press statement in this regard at NUM News

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