2007 South Africa miners' strike
The South Africa miners strike was a one day strike by the National Union of Mineworkers of South Africa over working conditions and safety in the country's mining industry. It was the first ever industry-wide miners' strike in South African history.
On 4 December 2007, the strike impacted over 240,000 workers in 60 of the nation's mines.  The strike was spurred on by a rise in worker fatalities from 2006 to 2007, despite a government plan in October to reduce fatalities. Between 5,000 and 30,000 people showed up to a rally in Johannesburg to protest the working conditions. 
Less than 5% of mineworkers came to work on that day. 
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