The african miners' strike was one of those historic events that, in a flash of illumination, educate a nation, reveal what has been hidden and destroy lies and illusions the strike transformed african politics overnight. The african mine workers' strike was a labour dispute involving mine workers of witwatersrand in south africa it started on 12 august, 1946 and lasted approximately a week the strike was attacked by police and over the week, at least 1,248 workers were wounded and at least 9 killed.
Miners' strike south africa 1946 synopsis in august 1946 the african mine workers union (amwu) in south africa called a strike of black miners in the country's witwatersrand gold producing region the strike was the first widespread action taken by african workers since 1920. The first of the large african strikes was in february 1920 on the mines of the east rand it eventually spread to cover some 71,000 workers, half of all black miners on the rand by month’s end, the strike had been broken, leaving 11 miners dead and 120 others injured. Miners' strike: south africa 1922 st james encyclopedia of labor history worldwide: major events in labor history and their impact copyright 2004 the gale group inc.
Johannesburg, dec 4 — south africa’s crucial mining sector was hit tuesday by its biggest strike in two decades, as tens of thousands of workers stayed home to protest poor safety conditions that contribute to the high death rate among miners. The south african miners strike of 1946 alternative title notes and documents - united nations centre against apartheidno 21/76 author/creator united nations centre against apartheid naicker, m p l/ a hepple, south africa - a political and economic history, pall mall press. The strike was considered a seminal event in modern south african history, and was followed by similar strikes at other mines across south africa, events which collectively made 2012 the most protest-filled year in the country since the end of apartheid. Miners' strike: south africa 1946 st james encyclopedia of labor history worldwide: major events in labor history and their impact copyright 2004 the gale group inc.
South africa’s crucial mining sector was hit tuesday by its biggest strike in two decades, as tens of thousands of workers stayed home to protest poor safety conditions. Tens of thousands of platinum miners went on strike in south africa on thursday, seeking higher wages and disrupting one of the country's major industries protesters from the association of mineworkers and construction union sang and danced outside one mine shaft in rustenburg, the centre of major platinum operations. Some 80,000 gold miners in south africa have gone on a strike to call for higher pay, but their union has significantly scaled down its demands the national union of mineworkers (num) is now.
Num wants a 14 percent increase in wages for miners and officials plus a 13 to 14 percent rise in pay for the lowest-paid workers, according to the media report coal companies are offering about 8 percent it's only been about six months since the last coal mine strike in south africa in april num members walked off the job at anglo american’s (lon:aal) kleinkopje coal mine. Johannesburg, dec 4 — south africa’s crucial mining sector was hit tuesday by its biggest strike in two decades, as tens of thousands of workers stayed home to protest poor safety conditions. The country's powerful national union of mineworkers (num) on sunday announced that coal miners will down tools following failed negotiations with industry over 30,000 workers are expected to walk picket lines starting at 18:00 local time, dw akademie reported.
Striking miners at a rally near lonmin's platinum mine in marikana on thursday photograph: alexander joe/afp/getty images tens of thousands of platinum miners went on strike in south africa on thursday, seeking higher wages and disrupting one of the country's major industries. More than half of south africa's miners yesterday took part in a one-day strike over safety standards at some mines more than 90% stayed away from work, employers reported it was the first national strike called by the miners since the country's liberation in 1994. Wonderkop, near marikana, rustenburg municipality, south africa: participants: independent striking miners national union of mineworkers association of mineworkers and construction union south african police service literature peter alexander and others: marikana a view from the mountain and a case to answer,.
The strike: five days that shook south africa day one: monday, 12 august the strike began on monday 12 august 1946, on the early morning shift the strike call was ignored by many miners, and the union was unable to oversee the strike, especially after many organisers were arrested on the second day of the strike. A four-week strike organized by south african miners came to a close on july 28 after the miners reached an agreement with employers the strike was led by the association of mineworkers and construction union, and a total of 220,000 workers had gone on strike across the country. The south africa miners strike was a one-day strike by the national union of mineworkers of south africa over working conditions and safety in the country's mining industry it was the first ever industry-wide miners' strike in south african history.