Picture: REUTERS
Picture: REUTERS

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) plans a coal-sector strike after wage negotiations with mining firms became deadlocked, it said on Wednesday, without giving a date for industrial action.

NUM spokesman Livhuwani Mammburu said the union had been granted a strike certificate by a government mediator, which is an important requirement before downing tools.

A protracted strike in the coal sector could affect power supply in the country, as about 85% is generated from the fossil fuel.


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