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Deal clinched with producers brings end to coal strike

NUM chief negotiator Peter Bailey says the parties have agreed to a full and final settlement.

FILE: Members of the NUM NEC. Picture: Mia Lindeque/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has confirmed it's accepted a wage offer from coal producers that will end a strike that started over a week ago.

The union's chief negotiator Peter Bailey says the parties have agreed to a full and final settlement for a wage increase, the details of which have not yet been fully disclosed.

The strike by around 30,000 NUM members affected operations at Exxaro, Glencore and Anglo American as well as some smaller producers.

It's understood mineworkers will return to their posts this evening.

The NUM's Nelson Ratshoshi said, "The likes of Glecore offered R800 and R895 and the other small companies had R700 and R750 so we believe our members are convinced and so is the leadership of that offer."