Tuesday, September 16th15.0°C
23373
23432

1,000 South African miners strike

Labour unrest grows in South Africa as police say 1,000 strikers are blocking access to the main shaft at Anglo American Platinum, stopping some operations at the world's largest platinum mine.

Anglo spokeswoman Mpumi Sithole said threats and intimidation from "unidentified individuals" had stopped some miners working overnight.

Police spokesman Brig. Thulani Ngubane said 1,000 miners blocked access to the mine near Rustenburg, northwest of Johannesburg.

Sithole said other miners have been moved away for their "safety and security." She said some operations have stopped.

Neighbouring Lonmin PLC platinum mine has been on strike for a month with workers demanding that others join them. They are demanding a take-home monthly pay of 12,500 rand ($1,560), about double their salary. Forty-five people have died at Lonmin, including 34 shot by police.

The Canadian Press


Read more World News

22922


Recent Trending





22747

22657


23126



World Quick Links World Discussion Forum
United Nations
World Health Organization
UNESCO
World Trade Organization
NATO
European Union
The Commonwealth
Francophonie
Olympics
Google Earth


Member of BC Press Council


22500