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14 December 2017 06:37 (South Africa)

Shanduka workers go on strike

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Workers at four of Shanduka's coal operations - Springlake, Leeufontein, Graspan Colliery and Townlands - downed tools on Monday. The main demand of the striking workers, who are affiliated to the National Union of Mineworkers, is that Shanduka "centralise its bargaining so that conditions of service can be harmonised". Shanduka is owned by Cyril Ramaphosa, a former chief of NUM, and no slouch at negotiating himself, so the workers might not win this one. Read more: MiningMX

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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