13 September 2017

South Africa: NUM to Embark On a Strike At Exxaro Coal

press release

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has served Exxaro Coal, which comprises of Grootgeluk and Leeuwpan mines respectively, with a notice to embark on a protected strike at Lephalale in Limpopo and Delmas in Mpumalanga.

The NUM has submitted wage demands on Thursday, 13 April 2017 and engaged with the company ever since until on the 6th of September 2017 through the conciliation by CCMA whereby parties failed to resolve the wage dispute. The NUM then served Exxaro with a 48-hour strike notice that became active from the 12th September 2017. The strike will start tomorrow morning at 6 am.

"The union demands a wage increase of 10%, service increment of 0.5% that is given to other employees and denied to other employees, housing increase of 10% or R5000.00, standby allowance of 10%, family responsibility leave of 8 days, long service award of 15 years with one Kruger rand etc," said William Mabapa, NUM Deputy General Secretary.

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