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Exxaro Workers to Strike Over Job Cuts Next Week, Union Says

June 08, 2011

(Updates with NUM comments in second paragraph.)

June 8 (Bloomberg) -- Exxaro Resources Ltd. miners will start a strike on June 13 over a plan to cut jobs, the National Union of Mineworkers said.

“Over 7,000 workers at Exxaro will down tools,” the union said today in an e-mailed statement. “The dispute is over the possible retrenchment of 300 workers across Exxaro operations.”

Exxaro, the largest coal supplier to South Africa’s state power utility Eskom Holdings Ltd., said in November that a planned reorganization to improve productivity and reduce costs may lead to as many as 300 job losses.

--Editors: Amanda Jordan, John Viljoen

To contact the reporter on this story: Mkhululi Mancotywa in Johannesburg at mmancotywa1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Amanda Jordan at ajordan11@bloomberg.net.


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