In South Africa NUM union receives new wage offer, says coal strike may end

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A woman sits beneath a recruitment poster for the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) near Rustenburg in the North West provincein a file photo. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings play A woman sits beneath a recruitment poster for the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) near Rustenburg in the North West provincein a file photo. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (Reuters)
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South Africa's coal miners may end a strike after the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Thursday it had received a revised wage offer from coal producers.

"There is a slight sense of a glimmer of hope that we would get an agreement tonight," said Peter Bailey, the chief negotiator for the coal sector at the NUM. Details of the wage revision were not immediately available.

The union and the Chamber of Mines are meeting after coal sector workers started a strike on Sunday following a collapse of wage talks last week.

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