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S. African miners refuse to resume work

08-20-2012 01:05 BJT

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In South Africa, the situation remains tense at the Lonmin’s platinum mine, as workers vow to prolong their strike.

Lonmin PLC says striking miners must return to work Monday, otherwise they may be fired. But miners said they would press management to accept their demand for wage increases.

Last Thursday, a deadly shootout incident erupted at the mine as several hundred police attempted to disperse thousands of striking miners. It was the bloodiest conflict between police and protesters since the apartheid ended in South Africa in 1994, leaving 34 people dead and 78 others injured.

The heavy casualties came after 10 people died due to the violence at the mine since the miners’ protest started on Aug. 10.

Last Thursday, a deadly shootout incident erupted at the mine as several
hundred police attempted to disperse thousands of striking miners.

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: CCTV.com

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