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Strikes hit five year high with 99 in 2012

Sapa | 18 September, 2013 12:11

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The number of strikes last year in South Africa hit a five-year high, the labour department said on Wednesday.

A total of 99 strikes were recorded in 2012, close to half of them unprotected or illegal strikes, and many of them characterised by violence, labour director general Nkosinathi Nhleko told journalists in Cape Town.