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Marikana miners back at work

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Employees at the Marikana mine in South Africa are back at work after a pay settlement that ended a six-week strike.

The miners won raises ranging from 11 to 22 percent.

Prior to the deal, they earned between 380 and 460 euros per month.

The Marikana strike claimed the lives of 46 people.

Unrest has spread to other parts of South Africa’s key mining sector as workers seek a similar hike.

Police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades to break up a march by thousands of strikers at the Amplats mines near Rustenburg.

It belongs to Anglo American Platinum, the world’s largest platinum producer.