双语新闻:南非矿主警告罢工工人复工

时间 : 2012-08-24 19:54来源 : VOA官网 收听下载次数 :

南非一座矿场的所属公司说,罢工工人星期一必须复工,否则将被辞退。上星期,警察在这座矿场开枪打死34人。

隆明公司这家矿场星期天发表声明说,对星期一复工的要求是最后通牒。

这座矿场的工人8月10号要求资方提高工资后,大约3千名工人参加了罢工。

上星期四,抗议活动转为暴力,警察向罢工工人开枪。南非警察总监说,警察是出于自卫向罢工矿工开火。

南非总统祖马下令从星期一开始,为死于暴力的南非人举行为期一星期的全国哀悼。


The owner of a South African mine where police killed 34 people last week says striking workers must return to the job Monday or face being fired.

Lonmin PLC said in a statement Sunday that the deadline is a "final ultimatum."

About 3,000 people have joined the strike since August 10 to demand higher wages.   

The protest turned violent last Thursday when police opened fire on striking workers.  The national police chief says police forces shot in self-defense.

President Jacob Zuma has ordered a national week of mourning beginning Monday to remember the lives of all South Africans who died violently.