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(From AFX Europe (Focus))
SHAKHTINSK, Kazakhstan (AFX) - Miners at an Arcelor Mittal-owned metal and mining complex in Kazakhstan entered the fifth day of their strike Friday demanding pay raises.
The miners, whose protest was triggered by last week's methane gas blast at the Lenin mine that killed 41 workers, were expected to be joined on Saturday by thousands of steel workers, who also demand higher wages and better working conditions.
All eight of Mittal Steel Temirtau's mines were not producing coal Friday, as workers kept pressing for better pay and conditions despite the management's pledge Wednesday to raise their wages.
The company …