At the peak of the wildcat strikes, about 80,000 mineworkers â¿¿ representing 16 percent of the mining workforce â¿¿were striking across South Africa. The wildcat strikes have been marred by violence, most notably an incident on Aug. 16 when police shot and killed 34 miners at a platinum mine in Marikana. Analysts say the Marikana strike may have motivated strike action by mineworkers elsewhere because the Marikana miners in the end succeeded in winning a pay raise of up to 22 percent.AngloGold Ashanti managers have said they are considering giving the miners an ultimatum: Get back to work or get fired.
SAfrica Miners Reject Zuma's Plea To End Strike
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