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  1. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Strikers march at South Africa’s Marikana mine

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 04:24pm by Reuters in Marikana

    ... strike to demand a hefty pay hike is now in its fourth week, crippling London-headquartered Lonmin. One man at the front of the column waved a placard reading “We want 12,500 or nothing else”, a reference to the group’s demand for a hike in base pay to 12,500 rand (US$1,500) a month, more than double their current salary. Another protester, who did not wish to be named, said ...

  2. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Lonmin deal stirs more South Africa mine strife

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 08:21pm by Reuters in Marikana

    ... for similar hikes, suggesting more trouble in store after six weeks of industrial action that has claimed 45 lives and threatened Africa’s biggest economy. “We want management to meet us as well now,” ... and wage costs are set to rise substantially,” JP Morgan said in a research note. Amplats and Implats shares were up 0.1 per cent and 0.5 per cent respectively at 6.10pm Hong Kong time. Wage hikes ...

  3. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South African miners pressure ANC with new strike call

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 09:23pm by Reuters in Rustenburg

    ... hike in wages was peaceful – even after the August 16 police shooting of 34 protesters at Lonmin’s nearby Marikana platinum mine. “There should be no blood,” one placard read. As investors ... they would not return to work until top management – including Cynthia Carroll, chief executive of Amplats parent company Anglo American – came to hear them out and introduced a basic pay hike. “She ...



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