September 12, 2017 / 9:53 AM / in 2 months

South Africa's NUMSA union demands 15 percent wage hike in coal sector

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has demanded Glencore raise coal mining wages by 15 percent, NUMSA said on Tuesday, almost triple the inflation rate of 4.6 percent.

Coal is loaded onto a truck at the Woestalleen colliery near Middleburg in Mpumalanga province, file. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

NUMSA also said it was pushing for an increase of 20 percent in all allowances. The union is scheduled to meet with the Chamber of Mines on Tuesday to discuss wages.

Reporting by Ed Stoddard; editing by Jason Neely

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