Miners Reject ‘Peace’ Deal

    Thousands of striking workers singing and carrying sticks march on a South African mine in Marikana on Sepember 5, 2012, as police were accused of shooting miners in cold blood during a crackdown that killed 34. Armoured police trucks and two police helicopters kept watch as around 3,000 miners arrived at the entrance of a shaft owned by the world's number three platinum producer Lomin where a deadly strike is now in its fourth week. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE        (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/GettyImages)

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    One of two South African mining unions has declined to sign a deal with Lonmin, continuing a strike that sprang to international attention after police used violent measures that cost 34 miners their lives last month. The National Union of Mineworkers signed the deal with the platinum producer, but the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union held out, declining to give details on why. More than 3,000 striking miners marched past the mine on Wednesday. South Africa’s government has attempted to intervene in the ongoing labor dispute.

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