JOHANNESBURG Oct 6 Several hundred miners have
ended a strike that started earlier this week and dragged down
operations at Petra Diamonds mines in South Africa, a
union spokesman said on Saturday.
The sit-in strike over working conditions and wages started
on Oct. 2 and was one of several work stoppages in the past
several weeks that have rattled the mining sector in Africa's
"The Petra Diamond strike has ended. There was no deal. They
just agreed to return to work," Lesiba Seshoka, spokesman for
the powerful National Union of Mineworkers, told Reuters.
The workforce of about 600 returned to posts late on Friday.
Petra, which has interests in seven operating mines in South
Africa and one in Tanzania, expects to produce 2.85 million
carats in fiscal 2013.