|公 务 员||教师资格
|四 六 级||英语四级||英语六级|
Eighty thousand gold miners have begun a strike in South Africa. As the strike began the national union of mine workers said it would accept a 10% raise instead of their original demand of 60%. The General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers, Frans Baleni told the BBC that if the gold companies offered a 10% wage increase, this would be accepted and the strike would be called off. Despite this development,the main gold mining union has also issued a hard-hitting(单刀直入的) statement, saying the strike would change the gold mining landscape forever. It said it was aware of the devastating (毁灭性的)impact industrial action would have on the economy, calling it largely a white man’s economy with no benefits for poor black mine workers.
1.How many gold miners took part in the strike in South Africa?
2.What should the gold companies do to call off the strike?
Meet the miners' original demand.
Offer more benefits to poor black miners.
Improve the miners' working conditions.
Offer a 10 % pay rise.