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Pay deal sees workers back on World Cup sites

Construction labourers have returned to work at South Africa’s World Cup stadiums following a week-long strike.

Almost 70,000 workers were understood to have downed tools in the row over pay.

Contractors were only willing to offer a 10.5 per cent wage rise, while workers and unions were demanding 13 per cent. A deal has now been struck at 12 per cent.

According to the Daily Mail, South Africa’s minister for tourism Marthinus Van Schalkwyk said: “Everything is back on track and no construction dates have been shifted.”

The World Cup is to be held in South Africa next summer.