SAFRICA-MINING-LABOUR-UNION-STRIKE-UNREST : News Photo

SAFRICA-MINING-LABOUR-UNION-STRIKE-UNREST

Credit: 
STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / Staff
Striking miners run away as South African police officers fire rubber bullets, stun grenades and tear gas to disperse miners who were trying to prevent a rally organised by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in Rustenburg, northwest of Johannesburg on October 27, 2012. Bullet casings littered the ground and a helicopter circled above, with police sirens howling, as the protesters were chased into the area surrounding the stadium. The clashes came a day after the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) announced that it had reached a deal with the world's number one platinum producer Amplats to rehire 12,000 workers who were fired for a wildcat strike. Striking workers are disagree with the deal, which would signal a further winding down of a wave of wildcat strikes that have rocked platinum and gold mines since August. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN (Photo credit should read STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Caption:
Striking miners run away as South African police officers fire rubber bullets, stun grenades and tear gas to disperse miners who were trying to prevent a rally organised by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in Rustenburg, northwest of Johannesburg on October 27, 2012. Bullet casings littered the ground and a helicopter circled above, with police sirens howling, as the protesters were chased into the area surrounding the stadium. The clashes came a day after the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) announced that it had reached a deal with the world's number one platinum producer Amplats to rehire 12,000 workers who were fired for a wildcat strike. Striking workers are disagree with the deal, which would signal a further winding down of a wave of wildcat strikes that have rocked platinum and gold mines since August. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN (Photo credit should read STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Calculate priceView cart
Date created:
October 27, 2012
Editorial #:
154828474
Release info:
Not released.More information
Restrictions:
Contact your local office for all commercial or promotional uses. Full editorial rights UK, US, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Canada (not Quebec). Restricted editorial rights elsewhere, please call local office.
License type:
Rights-managedRights-managed products are licensed with restrictions on usage, such as limitations on size, placement, duration of use and geographic distribution. You will be asked to submit information concerning your intended use of the product, which will determine the scope of usage rights granted.
Collection:
AFP
Credit:
AFP/Getty Images
Max file size:
3,190 x 1,806 px (44.31 x 25.08 in) - 72 dpi - 2.45 MB
Source:
AFP
Barcode:
AFP
Object name:
Par7365064

Keywords

This image is subject to copyright. Getty Images reserves the right to pursue unauthorized users of this image or clip, and to seek damages for copyright violations. To learn more about copyright and Getty Images’ enforcement program, click here. Availability for this image cannot be guaranteed until time of purchase.
Striking miners run away as South African police officers fire rubber... News Photo 154828474Bullet,Fire,Hand Grenade,Horizontal,Johannesburg,Labor,Labor Union,Miner,North-West Province - South Africa,Organization,Plastic Bullet,Police Force,Rally,Run,Rustenburg,Saving,South Africa,South African,Spreading,Strike,Tear GasPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPStriking miners run away as South African police officers fire rubber bullets, stun grenades and tear gas to disperse miners who were trying to prevent a rally organised by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in Rustenburg, northwest of Johannesburg on October 27, 2012. Bullet casings littered the ground and a helicopter circled above, with police sirens howling, as the protesters were chased into the area surrounding the stadium. The clashes came a day after the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) announced that it had reached a deal with the world's number one platinum producer Amplats to rehire 12,000 workers who were fired for a wildcat strike. Striking workers are disagree with the deal, which would signal a further winding down of a wave of wildcat strikes that have rocked platinum and gold mines since August. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN (Photo credit should read STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)