Miners end underground sit-in

ABOUT 500 contract workers who staged a sit-in underground ended their two-day strike on Saturday at Eastern Platinum's mine in South Africa.

ABOUT 500 contract workers who staged a sit-in underground ended their two-day strike on Saturday at Eastern Platinum's mine in South Africa.

Eastplats said the miners at the Crocodile River mine returned to the surface and operations would return to normal on today.

"The employees of the contractors involved voluntarily returned to the surface ... on Saturday after successful mediation ... and have been transported home," said Eastplats president and CEO Ian Rozier.

"Management expects that normal operations at the Zandfontein section will be resumed at the start of the morning shift on Monday 13 July." - Reuters

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