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SA police fire rubber bullets at striking miners

RUSTENBURG – South African police fired rubber bullets and teargas on Tuesday at striking Amplats miners who were protesting against a union-brokered deal to end a six-week wildcat walkout at the top platinum producer. As they moved into a shanty … Continue reading

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Strike ends at Peru iron ore mine

LIMA: Workers on Tuesday ended a three-week-old strike at Peru’s largest iron ore mine, Chinese-owned Shougang Hierro, after a government mediated compromise that gave them a $2 a day raise. “We were expecting something more fair from the government because … Continue reading

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South African miners riots draw fire

South African police have fired rubber bullets, stun grenades and tear gas to disperse striking miners trying to prevent a rally by the country’s main labour grouping. Bullet casings littered the ground and a helicopter circled above, with police sirens … Continue reading

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Mopani miners protest

OPERATIONS at Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) in Mufulira and Kitwe were yesterday disrupted after over 2,000 miners staged a sit-in protest over management’s decision to award them a 12 percent salary increament. A check by a Zambia Daily Mail team … Continue reading

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UPDATE 1-BHP Mitsubishi miners to strike next week

PERTH, June 8 (Reuters) – Miners at Australia’s BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), the world’s biggest exporter of metallurgical coal, voted on Wednesday to strike, likely early next week, a union official said on Wednesday. “Monday and Tuesday, it looks like … Continue reading

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Strike halts Bolivia silver mine, exports

* San Cristobal is Bolivia’s top silver mine * Union decides to continue indefinite strike LA PAZ, March 30 (Reuters) – A week-old strike at Bolivia’s San Cristobal mine has totally paralyzed production and exports of silver, zinc and lead, … Continue reading

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