South Africa: diamond miners strike

Diamond mine owned by De Beers
Diamond mine owned by De Beers

Miners in South Africa voted on Friday to launch an unlimited strike.

Submitted by jef costello on July 28, 2007

Members of the National Union of Mineworkers were ballotted for strike action after the De Beers group refused their salary demands. A representative of the NUM announced that some 11000 mine-workers would join the strike.

The news comes amid a wave of strike action across Africa, including a public sector workers strike 1, 2, and a massive mine-workers' strike

The strike was announced the day before De Beers was due to publish its half-yearly results.