The union power in state pensions

BusinessLive reports that trade unions and coal companies represented by the Chamber of Mines will meet on Monday for a crucial round of talks on a multiyear wage deal that will either lead to an agreement or launch dispute proceedings.

Coal companies represented by the chamber are Anglo American Coal, Delmas Coal, Exxaro Coal Mpumalanga, Kangra Coal, Koornfontein and Glencore. In February the mines said they wanted talks to be held on a decentralised basis, but the unions rejected this. The parties met in June and concluded a framework agreement.

by Charlotte Matthews