Striking SA miners back to work

Striking workers at the Lonmin mine in South Africa are returning to work after agreeing a 22% pay deal, following weeks of industrial action. However protests continue at other mines in the country.

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Lonmin workers cheer strike settlement

Strike leaders have announced the agreement to return to work. Credit: RTV

Lonmin workers cheered as they learned they will finally return to work on Thursday at the platinum mine in Marikana, which is 60 miles northwest of Johannesburg, with a 22% payrise after six weeks of strikes, Reuters has reported.

World No. 1 platinum producer Anglo American Platinum said it, too, had resumed its operations in the strike-hit Rustenburg area.

South African President Jacob Zuma has estimated that the country's labour unrest has cost the industry 4.5 billion rand (£295 billion).

Workers were pleased to have settled the pay dispute. Credit: APTN

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