Marikana Miners Win Wage Concessions as Wildcat Strikes Spread Across South Africa

Miners striking the Lonmin Platinum Mine in Marikana, South Africa won wage increases and returned to work.  Their success and the  massacre of 34 miners by government forces has lit a fire which has wildcat strikes spreading throughout the mining industry and beyond.  The Financial Times estimates 80,000 miners on strike and allAfrica.com is reporting another 20,000 striking the transportation industry.

The Real News Network goes in depth with Vishwas Satgar, Senior Lecturer University of Wits, Johannesburg.

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