26000 on strike

The National Union of Mineworkers said yesterday that 26000 of its members at Lonmin Platinum mines were on strike. Union spokesman Lesiba Seshoka said the strike began on Sunday over a new pay system which he said cheated workers. He said some workers had not been paid for months and others failed to receive bonuses. Lonmin spokeswoman Alex Shorland-Ball said she had no comment. Seshoka said that until the issues around the payment system were resolved, their members would remain on strike. - Reuters

The National Union of Mineworkers said yesterday that 26000 of its members at Lonmin Platinum mines were on strike. Union spokesman Lesiba Seshoka said the strike began on Sunday over a new pay system which he said cheated workers. He said some workers had not been paid for months and others failed to receive bonuses. Lonmin spokeswoman Alex Shorland-Ball said she had no comment. Seshoka said that until the issues around the payment system were resolved, their members would remain on strike. - Reuters

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