Mining unions eye wage increase

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File: The platinum belt -- in which the Zondereinde mine is located -- has been the battlefield for a membership turf war between NUM and Amcu.

File: The platinum belt -- in which the Zondereinde mine is located -- has been the battlefield for a membership turf war between NUM and Amcu.

Photo_Web_Mine_Shaft_060616

File: The platinum belt -- in which the Zondereinde mine is located -- has been the battlefield for a membership turf war between NUM and Amcu.

File: The platinum belt -- in which the Zondereinde mine is located -- has been the battlefield for a membership turf war between NUM and Amcu.

JOHANNESBURG - Unions in the gold mining sector are demanding double-digit wage increases.

Negotiations kicked off yesterday.

The National Union of Mineworkers says it&39;s not backing down, even though the country&39;s gold production is shrinking.

eNCA&39;s Thulasizwe Simelane spoke to NUM spokesperson Livhuwani Mammburu.

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