De Beers Workers in South Africa to Commence Strike Today, Smerdon Says

Workers at South African operations of De Beers, the world’s largest diamond producer, will start a strike at 6 p.m. Johannesburg time, Head of Employee Relations Wayne Smerdon said.

Workers have not yet started the strike, with operations in South Africa currently unaffected, Smerdon said by phone.

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