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Unions sign Marikana mine pay deal

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Unions sign Marikana mine pay deal


Unions representing the Marikana miners in South Africa have signed the deal that will hand their members a pay rise of up to 22 percent.

Labour leaders took part in a signing ceremony on Tuesday.

After the agreement had been signed, those present prayed for the 45 people who died during South Africa’s most violent labour unrest since the end of apartheid.

As news filtered through of the deal, the miners gathered at a nearby football stadium to celebrate what they saw as a victory.

Monthly wages prior to the deal ranged from 380 to 460 sixty euros.

They had initially been seeking 1,200 euros, more than double their salaries.

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