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Implats to fire 5 000 on unlawful strike

2012-01-24 12:27

Johannesburg - The world's second-largest platinum producer Impala Platinum Holdings [JSE:IMP] said on Tuesday a strike by 5 000 rock drill operators at its Rustenburg operations was illegal and it would begin to fire workers.

The workers failed to report for work on Tuesday, Implats said, after a court declared the stoppage illegal.

On Monday Implats said the workers downed tools on Friday over wages.