South Africa: Striking miners agree to return
on 18/09/2012 17:35:19
Mediator bishop Joe Seoka revealed the deal but would not give the final details.
He said it includes a 22% pay increase and a once-off payment of 2,000 rand (€190) to help cover the weeks of not being paid while they were on strike. The strike began August 10.
About 5,000 strikers gathered in a stadium to listen to the deal and cheered and sang when they finally accepted the offer. They then formed a line and danced out of the stadium.