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S.Africa mines chamber agrees to reopen wage talks

Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 12:20 AM ET

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 3 (Reuters) - South Africa's Chamber of Mines agreed to re-open wage talks in the coal and gold mining sectors, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Wednesday, in a clear response to escalating wildcat strikes sweeping through the industry.

"The Chamber agreed to engage the NUM in accordance with the stipulations of the existing wage agreement which amongst others indicates that parties will investigate and probe working and other conditions of service," the union said in a statement.

(Reporting by Tiisetso Motsoeneng, Editing by Agnieszka Flak)

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Keywords: SAFRICA MINES/CHAMBER