Half of Rio’s Rossing Namibia workers strike -union

WINDHOEK, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Around half of Rio Tinto’s Rossing Uranium workers are taking part in a strike that is hitting production at its mine in Namibia, the union involved said on Saturday, also countering company claims that some of the mine was still working.

“Of the 1,055 employees in the bargaining unit that are affected by the production incentive system for workers, a majority of 800 went on strike,” Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN) spokesman Ismael Kasuto said.

The strike, which started on Friday, centres around a dispute about different incentives for management and workers.

Kasuto also countered claims by the company that “some operational aspects” of the mine were continuing. “As far as I know production has come to a standstill.”
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