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South African Platinum Miners End Strike, Accepting Pay Raise


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Cal
- 860 days ago - latimesblogs.latimes.com
Platinum miners at Lonmin's Marikana site ended their illegal six-week strike after winning raises of up to 22% in a deal critics warned could ignite a wave of pay demands and wildcat strikes across South Africa's troubled mining industry.



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Sue H. (6)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 11:25 am
Thanks for the update. It will be interesting to see if the workers actually get their raises.
 

Roger M. (0)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 12:11 pm
Thanks very much for this, Cal. I hope this can end well now.

But yeah, it stands to reason that other workers will want the same. And quite right, too. It's a horrible job and I don't think that any of us here would want to do it.
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 1:59 pm
Thanks.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (288)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 5:08 pm
Good news
 

Susanne R. (249)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 8:28 pm
It would appear that this is only the beginning. Kudos to those who paved the way!
 

Alexandra Rodda (177)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 9:54 pm
Good on them!
 

Frans Badenhorst (562)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 12:35 am
a good start....
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 3:52 am
Ty
 

. (7)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 9:11 pm
Good news.
 

Rin S. (10)
Friday September 21, 2012, 5:39 pm
Thank you, a significant step forward.
 
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