Gold miners in South Africa
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South Africa gold miners go on strike

Some 80,000 gold miners in South Africa have gone on a strike to call for higher pay, but their union has significantly scaled down its demands.

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is now calling for a 10% wage rise, down from earlier demands for increases of up to 60% for some workers.

Workers last week rejected an offer of a 6% rise - the same as the current annual rate of inflation.

Denise Hammick reports.

  • 04 Sep 2013
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