South African gold miners go on strike

September 3, 2013   // 0 Comments

  Some of the gold miners talk to Will Ross in Driefontein near Johannesburg photo By Mike Wooldridge Some 80,000 gold miners in South Africa have gone on a strike to call for higher pay, but their union has significantly scaled down its demands. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is now calling for a 10% wage rise, down from earlier demands for increases of up to 60% for...

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