The 57 miners who staged a sit-in underground at the Thusi Coal Mine in Ermelo, Mpumalanga over salaries have resurfaced.
Apparently the workers were not paid salaries for three months.
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) affiliated workers spent 23 days underground to force the mine management to pay them.
On Tuesday mineworkers who staged a sit-in underground called off the strike. Apparently the mine signed an agreement to pay them accordingly.
Amcu Branch Secretary, Don Sibanyoni says, "The employer agreed to pay us and workers signed the agreement. We are currently discussing ways to move forward in terms of opening of the mine again."
It is alleged that the mine ceased operations at Thusi and it is likely to start an open cast mine elsewhere.
Negotiations are underway to recruit these miners for the next exploration.
Attempts to get comment from mine management failed.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK