Johannesburg - Coal of Africa [JSE:CZA] said on Friday it has sacked
178 workers at its Mooiplaats mine after they went on an illegal strike.
The company said in a statement the dismissed workers
constitute 48% of the mine's total workforce.
“The strikers were protesting against the suspension of four
of their colleagues who breached picketing rules and terms of a court interdict
during a protected strike at the mine in October‚ and were demanding that the
suspensions be lifted‚” Coal of Africa said in a note.
The miner said its remaining 190 employees will return to
work on December 7 to resume operation of two of its five underground sections‚
the processing plant and administrative functions.
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