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South Africa gold mine strike

epa0385Huge billboards of happy miners on the outside of the Anglo American offices in downtown, Johannesburg, South Africa, September 4, 2013. Anglo American along with other mining houses are effected by a nation wide gold miners strike that sees some 80 000 miners downing tools. Negociations continue between the Nation Union of Mine Workers and Anglo American. (EPA/KIM LUDBROOK)

South Africa gold mine strike

It is the first settlement reached in South Africa between a mining

company and employees who say they contracted respiratory diseases from

working in the mines.

Lawyers representing the 23 miners said the

company and other mining firms should now do “the decent thing” and

consider claims submitted by thousands of other workers.  (CSM)