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NUM mobilising members for coal sector strike

Workers are demanding a R1,100 once-off amount this year and an 8% increase for 2018.

Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - A strike is looming in the coal sector over wages.

The National Union of Mines (NUM) says that it is mobilising its members to embark on a mass demonstration in the coal sector after negotiations reached a deadlock on Wednesday.

Workers are demanding a R1,100 once-off amount this year and an 8% increase for 2018.

They've also accused the Chamber of Mines of exploiting mine workers and showing complete arrogance during negotiations.

The union says it will announce a date for a strike soon.

“They have a mentality of wanting to exploit black mine workers, knowing that black mine workers in this country are still being paid poverty wages.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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