It was reported a strike at theRio Tinto-BHP Billiton titanium JV in South Africa has halted operations, whilea wage strike at Exxaro entered its second week with no talks in sight. Aspokesman for the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said the union woulddecide today whether to expand the two strikes to the companies operationsnationwide. The strike at the Rio-BHP JV, which has a nominal titanium slagcapacity of 1.06 million tonnes per year, began last week. It was reported theunion had a total of 586 members at the operations, while NUM claims torepresent 1,700 workers at Richards Bay Minerals, where Rio and BHP are engagedin operations.
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