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New South Africa mine union boss decries ‘apartheid’ wage system

New South Africa mine union boss decries ‘apartheid’ wage system

The newly elected head of South Africa’s biggest mine union said on Sunday that his members were still being paid “apartheid” wages, signaling a hard line ahead of gold sector wage talks due to start on Monday.

Speaking to Reuters ahead of a rally in the mining town of Westonaria west of Johannesburg, Sipunzi defended NUM’s demand for wage hikes of around 80 percent for its lowest-paid members, who make between 5,000 rand ($410) and 6,000 rand monthly.

More here (YAHOO news/ Reuters)

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This entry was posted on June 22, 2015 by in Opinion.
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