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Amplats miners halt strike for now

May 16 2013 19:00 Sapa

Top global platinum producer Amplats has announced it will cut 6 000 jobs at its South African operations, in a move that risks a new wave of labour unrest. (File, AP)

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Johannesbrug - Plans for a strike over retrenchments at Anglo Platinum [JSE:AMS] (Amplats) have been suspended, the workers' committee said on Thursday.

"We decided to wait until Friday to see how the company responds to the issue," said spokesperson Evans Ramokga.

The committee, which led a strike in September, earlier said the strike would begin on Thursday night.

Ramokga said the company was not backing down on retrenchments, and workers had taken it upon themselves to fight.

"Unions have done their part and negotiated on our behalf. Now the workers have decided to lead their cause. No one is happy about the retrenchments."

After mass meetings at different shafts, workers had decided to go on strike.

"Workers are saying if Amplats cannot run the mines they must leave and surrender the mines to another company that will save jobs."

Amplats spokesperson Mpumi Sithole said management was aware of the issues which had been raised by employees through the media.

"We encourage our employees to utilise the existing channels in place to address any labour issues and advise against illegal work stoppages, as these may lead to disciplinary action," she said.

Amplats has announced that it will cut 6 000 jobs instead of the 14 000 it predicted earlier.


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