Johannesburg - Anglo Platinum [JSE:AMS] confirmed that
employees at all of its South African mines were clocking in for work on
Wednesday after a one-day walk-out in response to violence at its Siphumelele
mine, a spokesperson said.
"All shafts are proceeding underground," said
spokesperson Mpumi Sithole.
Workers refused to go underground at its mines in Rustenburg
on Tuesday demanding that the company stay out of union affairs.
On Monday nine workers were hurt by rubber bullets and four
security officers were hacked by machetes as union rivalry reignited, sparking
fears of a repeat of the labour violence that led to the death of more than 50
people at platinum mines in the region last year.
Amplats wants to mothball two mines and sell another, which
could lead to 14 000 job losses, as it seeks to restore profitability.
South African platinum producers have been hit by illegal
strikes and escalating wages which have put pressure on the margins and offset
much of the benefit of higher platinum prices.
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