African Miners Return to Work

    A miner is seen at work on August 27, 2012 at the Lonmin platinum mine in Marikana. The world's number three platinum producer is hoping most of its 28,000 workers will clock in, after promising signs at the weekend in the stand-off over demands by rock drill operators for a 300-percent pay rise.  The stayaway since August 10 spiralled into clashes blamed on inter-union rivalry which killed 10 people, before police gunned down 34 strikers after failing to disperse protesters. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN        (Photo credit should read STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Workers are returning to a South African platinum mine after violent labor strikes that left 44 strikers dead in what has been called the worst police violence since apartheid. “We have only seen a handful of miners arriving, but we did see a busload go past here,” said an Al Jazeera reporter near the Marikana facility. Officials at the Lonmin-run site have said that workers who do not return on time will be fired. Union officials and management are meeting with the help of government and religious leaders to resolve the disagreement over pay that caused the strike.

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