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Striking South Africa union agrees to government mediated talks

Published on Jan 23, 2014 9:21 PM
 
Joseph Mathunjwa (centre, in green), president of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), joins mine workers in a song after addressing them outside the Lonmin mine in Rustenburg, northwest of Johannesburg on Thursday, Jan 23, 2014. The South African hardline union behind a mass strike on Thursday at the world's top three platinum mines said it has agreed to government mediation to end the crippling work stoppage. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

RUSTENBURG, South Africa (AFP) - The South African hardline union behind a mass strike on Thursday at the world's top three platinum mines said it has agreed to government mediation to end the crippling work stoppage.

Mr Joseph Mathunjwa, head of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), said the union "will be part of the negotiations" that are tentatively set for Friday.