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On Wednesday, South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has reported that the mineworkers may go for strike if power utility makes changes to their pension funds.
NUM's Energy Sector Coordinator, Job Matsepe has reported that the arrogant nature of Eskom management could lead to the disputes with NUM until the end of the year. He also said that they are pressuring NUM for lot of things. He has also reported that there are around 16,000 workers are working with them.
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), the United Association of SA (Uasa) and Solidarity would represent the unionized employees are working for chamber member companies like AngloGold Ashanti, Harmony Gold and Goldfields.
It was revealed from a chamber spokesperson that the trade unions representing the gold miners would resume annual salary negotiations with the company. Another chamber spokesperson, Jabu Maphalala has reported that the workers have good understanding with the company.
The General Secretary of the NUM, Frans Baleni said: "We hope that this time around the gold producers will move significantly to 14 percent which represents the most unionised employees in the sector. There should absolutely be no waste of time. We do not have all the time in the world and we cannot waste time dancing on one spot."