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Nigerian Gold Workers Strike Hit 20 000 oz/d

The National Union of Mineworkers, with some 80 000 members in the gold mining sector...

South Africa's leading mining union The National Union of Mineworkers damaged the world's top gold producer with its largest strike in 18 years.

The National Union of Mineworkers, with some 80 000 members in the gold mining sector, started a national strike at 18:00 after it declared a wage dispute with employers last week.

This is despite some individual companies improving wage offers in an effort to avert the strike for the world's biggest gold producer.