South African Miners' Strike Settled


South African platinum miners have returned to work after reaching a pay agreement which ended a five-month-long strike.


  • South Africa:  Platinum Miners Report to Work

    South African Press Association, 25 June 2014

    Mineworkers at Lonmin, Anglo American Platinum, and Impala Platinum began returning to work on Wednesday following the resolution of the five-month strike in the sector. read more »

  • South Africa:  Markets React to End of Platinum Strike

    Voice of America, 23 June 2014

    South Africa's AMCU union declared a five-month platinum strike "officially over" on Monday as thousands of miners roared their approval when leader Joseph Mathunjwa asked if they ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Platinum Strike Finally Ends

    South African Press Association, 23 June 2014

    The five-month-long strike in the platinum sector finally ended on Monday with labour union Amcu accepting the employers' offer. read more »

  • South Africa:  Union Submits New Demands to Platinum Miners

    South African Press Association, 19 June 2014

    Meetings between Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) will continue on Thursday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Union Responds to Mining Companies

    South African Press Association, 17 June 2014

    Trade union Amcu has submitted a response to platinum mining companies over its latest wage offer and it is being analysed. read more »

  • South Africa:  Platinum Workers 'Lost the Most'

    Deutsche Welle, 13 June 2014

    South African miners and platinum companies were near to an agreement on Friday to end the longest strike in the country's history. read more »

Photo: Sapa

Armoured police patrol near Lonmin's Marikana mine (file photo).

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