South Africa's union signs three-year wage deal in coal sectorStaff Writer | November 23, 2017
South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has agreed a three-year wage agreement with coal producers, averting a sector-wide strike that could have impacted power supply.
Africa The union reached the agreement
A strike in the coal sector could affect the nation's power supply, as most of the power in Africa's most industrialised economy is generated from the fuel.
The Chamber of Mines, which represents companies in the negotiations including Anglo American Coal, Exxaro and Glencore, said the agreement was in the best interests of employees and the industry. ■