Pan Africanism : South African Mineworkers Union Demands 60 Percent Pay Increase

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    South African Mineworkers Union Demands 60 Percent Pay Increase


    South Africa’s main industry, mining, is facing tremendous uncertainty with workers threatening strikes over the recent announcement that thousands of employees would be laid-off. The industry has been the scene of protracted struggles since mid-2012 when a series of wildcat and protected work stoppages crippled production throughout the country.
    In a recent move by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), an affiliate of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), a wage demand was put forward on May 17 to the Chamber of Mines calling for a 60 percent pay increase. The bosses have reacted with shock over this demand and financial consultants have claimed that this escalating tension between the mining unions and the owners has deepened the already unstable situation involving the South African economy.
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/south-african-mineworkers-union-demands-60-percent-pay-increase/5335854
     
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