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South Africa: Wage strike paralyzes sugar industry

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More than 5,500 sugar industry workers from three unions in South Africa have gone on a wage strike, bringing production to a halt, reports Al Jazeera.

Tongaat Hulett Ltd. said operations at its South African sugar business unit "have stopped." The Food and Allied Workers Union wants a 10.5% increase in pay for the workers, a 40-hour workweek and other benefits. An FAWU representative said the union had not given any deadline to the employers, Al Jazeera reported.

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