Exxaro reaches deal with Arnot mine workers
The company averted a planned strike by workers at its Arnot coal mine in South Africa late Thursday after it reached a deal with the union.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) -
South Africa's Exxaro Resources said a planned strike by workers at its Arnot coal mine has been called off after it reached agreement with the union late on Thursday, the company said in a statement.
More than 1,000 mineworkers had planned to down tools from Friday, protesting employment conditions.
Exxaro is South Africa's second-largest coal producer and a major supplier to power utility Eskom.
(Reporting by Xola Potelwa)
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