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Amplats boss: We will not give in

2012-09-26 16:48

Rustenburg - Anglo Platinum [JSE:AMS] (Amplats) will not consider striking workers' wage demands, CEO Chris Griffith said on Wednesday.

"It will be irrational as it is outside any form of bargaining," he told reporters in Rustenburg.

"We urge our workers to return to work and use recognised structures to present their demands."

He said the mine had an agreement with the union, ending in June next year.

"We will be renegotiating wages in six months' time."

Workers should return to work on Thursday, or face disciplinary measures that might lead to dismissal.

"I am making a personal appeal for all striking employees to return to work immediately.

"If our employees do not heed this call, we will simply have no choice but to begin disciplinary action tomorrow [Thursday] against any employees who remain on strike, and that action could lead to dismissal."

Workers at Amplats' Rustenburg operations went on a wildcat strike two weeks ago, demanding a R16 000 salary before deductions.

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Comments
  • Willie - 2012-09-26 17:10

    It remains to be seen

  • klaus.walter.7146 - 2012-09-26 18:18

    CEO Chris Griffith, have you got the balls?? Mrs. Thatcher had.

      marc.schnehage - 2012-09-26 19:47

      Mrs Thatcher had. Chris has. Zuma hasn't.

      claudia.meads - 2012-09-26 20:29

      How wrong would I be by saying there are thousands of unemployed, fit, healthy, eager, notably more intelligent and more intelligent single, young white South Africans, who would grab a contract job at any of these mines, with eagerness..? As such, how wrong would I be by saying that this may be the best thing that could have happened in the Rustenburg mining area..? They may find by using wholly politically incorrect employment, their productivity will suddenly be so high, they will catch up the backlog in record time.

  • sandy.kroukamp - 2012-10-05 15:47

    Well done.... maybe striker's will think twice before going on a rampage of demand....

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