Lonmin's Mining Strike Action in South Africa Ends

Workers at Lonmin's Marikana operation have resumed working after accepting a 22 percent wage increase following a protracted wildcat strike leaving in its wake 45 dead and scores injured. The wage deal is expected to set a precedent for all mine workers as protests spread.
  • South Africa:  Lonmin Workers Return to Work

    South African Press Association, 20 September 2012

    Lonmin miners whistled as they returned to work on Thursday, ending a nearly six-week wildcat strike, which has left scores of people dead. read more »


  • South Africa:  Parties Sign Deal to End Marikana Strike

    South African Press Association, 19 September 2012

    An agreement ending the six-week-long Lonmin's Marikana mine strike was signed on Tuesday night in Mooinooi outside Rustenburg. read more »

  • South Africa:  Lonmin Miners Accept Wage Deal, Returns to Work

    Daily Maverick, 19 September 2012

    The strike in Marikana is over. Workers are preparing to return to work on Thursday and start rebuilding their lives. But why did it take this long? And why did it cost 45 human ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Marikana - the Strike Might Be Over, but the Struggle Continues

    Daily Maverick, 19 September 2012

    Striking workers at Marikana's Lonmin mine have accepted a pay offer from management and say they'll be back at work this Thursday, but the campaign for justice and better living ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Lonmin, Unions Sign Wage Increase Agreement

    SAnews.gov.za, 19 September 2012

    Lonmin Platinum mine and union representatives on Tuesday signed a wage increase, bringing to an end the six-week strike that left 44 people dead. read more »

  • South Africa:  We Have Role to Play - Unions

    South African Press Association, 19 September 2012

    Trade union officials insist that unions still have a vital role to play in the mining sector, despite Lonmin workers independently obtaining a 22 percent increase. read more »

  • South Africa:  Lonmin Offers Workers Bonus to Go Back

    South African Press Association, 18 September 2012

    Striking Lonmin workers have been offered a once-off bonus in the hope of getting them back to work, a National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) negotiator said on Tuesday. read more »

A miner: The wage agreement was dedicated to the workers who were killed during the strike.