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Wage deal at Lonmin but labour unrest continues in South Africa’s mining sector

20 September, 2012After a six week strike and bloody unrest at Lonmin’s Marikana mine that left 45 people dead, workers have returned to work.

Numsa strike continues as Dunlop refuses to budge

10 September, 2012Despite attempts by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), Dunlop management have been unwilling to return to the negotiation table to resolve a strike entering into its third week.

Korean workers reach ground-breaking agreement at Hyundai

5 September, 2012Members of the Korean Metal Workers’ Union voted to accept a new agreement at Hyundai Motors that secures a 5.4 per cent increase in basic wages and an end to night shifts starting in March next year.

Bridgestone workers in Bahia remain mobilized

24 August, 2012Bridgestone workers have ended one of the longest strikes in the history of Brazilian manufacturing industry but remain mobilised after mediation by the Ministry of Labour leads to further negotiations.

Justice for Korean workers at Hyundai Kia Motors

22 August, 2012Korean Metal Workers’ Union (KMWU) stages a series of strikes demanding higher wages, regularization of precarious workers and the abolishment of night shift work, which is causing serious danger to workers’ health.

Favourable settlement reached on Evraz strike

13 August, 2012The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has ended a month long strike at Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium after reaching a favourable agreement with the company.

Bridgestone workers in Bahia on strike for more than a month

10 August, 2012Bridgestone workers are fighting for better pay, decent working conditions and an end to bullying.

Zimbabwean Miners Allege Abuse by Controversial Anjin

10 August, 2012On 3 August 2012, 1,500 workers at a mine controlled by Anjin Investments were fired when the labour court ruled their strike action illegal. Workers were demanding better pay and working conditions, in their eighth strike in two years. Workers were told to vacate company housing and reapply for their positions, if they wished to continue work at the mine.

International intervention brings settlement for Pirelli workers in Egypt

9 August, 2012A positive settlement was reached on 24 July, ending a labour conflict at tyre giant Pirelli’s Alexandria plant in Egypt, and reinstating five dismissed trade union officials and activists.

Petroleum workers strike to protect jobs

2 August, 2012On Friday 27 July 2012 a three day strike ended in the petroleum sector when the Nigerian government committed to resolve an urgent matter threatening jobs.