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  • South Africa's striking UASA accepts wage deal in principle - JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's UASA union has broadly accepted an offer for wage increases of up to 10 percent, a spokesman said on Thursday, a move that would take about 20,000 metal workers out of a three-week strike that has hit the supply of auto parts.
  • South Africa's largest union NUMSA says to strike from July 1 - Almost a quarter of a million South African workers in sectors from engineering to communications will strike indefinitely from July 1 in pursuit of a pay claim, the latest of a series of stoppages that have damaged Africa's most advanced economy.
  • Lonmin, Anglo American Declare End Of Strike Action In South Africa - LONDON (Alliance News) - Lonmin PLC and Anglo American Platinum Ltd, a subsidiary of Anglo American PLC, said on Tuesday that they have settled their dispute with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union in South Africa, ending five months of crippling strike action.
  • Cameroon squad in strike action - Yaounde – Cameroon’s World Cup squad refused to board their scheduled plane to Brazil on Sunday in a strike action over money for the tournament, according to reports.
  • Manufacturing weighed down by strike - South Africa’s purchasing managers’ index (PMI) dropped to its lowest level since August 2009 as an 18-week strike in the platinum industry curbed demand, Kagiso Tiso Holdings said.
  • Platinum strike affecting economy - Rustenburg - The economy of the country has deteriorated due to the strike in the platinum sector, the mayor of Moses Kotane local municipality Fetsang Mokati-Thebe said on Friday.
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