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Coal strike talks fail, power disruption fears intensify

Engineering News – Online

19 March 2013

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Talks to end the coal strikes at Exxaro coal-mines have been unsuccessful and the fear of electricity disruption at the power stations the mines serve is intensifying.

Diversified resources group Exxaro said in a media release on Tuesday that engagement with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) over the past week regarding proposals to bring an end to the unprotected strike affecting the group’s operations had not been successful and an urgent interdict calling on wildcat strikers to return to work would be heard in the Labour Court on Tuesday afternoon.  Read more

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