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South African Platinum Miners End Strike, Accepting Pay Raise

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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 (7)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 11:25 am
Thanks for the update. It will be interesting to see if the workers actually get their raises.

Past Member (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.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 1:59 pm

Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 5:08 pm
Good news

Susanne R (236)
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 (180)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 9:54 pm
Good on them!

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 12:35 am
a good start....

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

. (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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