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South African Economy Hit by Metalworkers' Strike

A strike by 220,000 engineers and metalworkers has dealt major blow to South Africa's economy. The labor dispute has been marked by violent clashes between police and striking workers and reports of looting and intimidation by union members. The strike comes just a week after settlement of a five-month-long strike by platinum workers. The walkout cost three main platinum mining firms $2.25 billion in lost revenue The latest action was called by the National Union of Metalworkers...

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