Most workers remain on strike at the Lonmin platinum mine in Markiana, South Africa. And, it seems, strike activity is spreading to other mines in that country.
From a reader:
“I went to Marikana on Friday of last week to see the situation on the ground and evaluate possible engagements by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. . .in terms of psycho-social work and in terms of getting a civil society coalition to be involved in the commission of inquiry.
“The sense we got from the miners that we spoke to was, “we’re not going back to work until we get our demands, the massacre of miners has only forced us to hold to our demands” (paraphrase). There is some kind of self-policing in terms of assuring that miners aren’t carrying around their Lonmin ID cards, which would suggest that they are reporting to work.”