Shanduka workers down tools

[] — HUNDREDS of workers at Shanduka’s operations in South Africa on Monday went on a labour-related work stoppage, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said.

The NUM said operations at Shanduka’s Springlake, Leeufontein, Graspan Colliery and Townlands had been affected by the work stoppage.

Workers are demanding that Shanduka centralise its bargaining to harmonise conditions of service across its operations.

“We demand that Shanduka should allow its workforce to have similar pay and similar conditions of service since all operations fall within one group,” Paris Mashego, the NUM’s regional secretary for the Highveld region said in a statement.