Strikers or miners fearful of death threats did not show up for work Monday at the London-registered Lonmin PLC mine though many say they're feeling the pinch of the no-work, no-pay strike.
Union rivalry continues to play a role. A breakaway union says it will show up for the wage talks only if it's a full participant.
Lonmin had hoped people would show up for work under a peace agreement signed with three major unions, but not the breakaway one. Striking workers say they are interested only in demands to double their salaries. They want a take-home pay of R12,500 ($1,560).