NUM suspends strike action

2010-07-29 10:09

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) today agreed to suspend their strike action at Impala Platinum.

NUM spokesperson Lesiba Seshoka said: “The decision to suspend the strike comes hot on the heels of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration’s (CCMA) request for further intervention.”

A strike by over 18 000 mineworkers was on the cards for next Monday after failed talks.

The dispute involved outstanding issues, including transport and living out allowances, from last year’s wage negotiations.

Seshoka said: “The CCMA can in terms of section 150 of the Labour Relations Act request to intervene further by appointing new commissioners.

“Whilst we are not obliged to accede to the CCMA’s request, we felt that it is important to show that we remain committed to a negotiated settlement.”

A meeting between the union, Implats and the CCMA will take place on Monday.

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