Vale says coal workers in Mozambique strike over pay

miércoles 17 de febrero de 2016 10:57 GYT

MAPUTO Feb 17 (Reuters) - Workers at Vale's Moatize coal mine in Mozambique have been on strike since Tuesday due to a dispute over bonus payments, the company said on Wednesday.

Mozambican state news agency earlier reported that 1,400 workers went on strike because Vale had cut a profit-sharing bonus called "variable remuneration", which the company says it only pays if it achieves strong results.

Vale says no employee globally was paid the bonus because the company didn't achieve the required financial performance last year due to depressed commodity prices. (Reporting by Manuel Mucari; Writing by Joe Brock; Editing by James Macharia)