• Without prejudice

    We all need to fight the ugly bigotry that’s made news recently, says Mandi Smallhorne.

  • Inside Labour

    The Davos extravaganza is slick PR and no UN-style institution, says Terry Bell.

  • 2015 Gadget preview

    Arthur Goldstuck presents gadgets to connect 2015 to the past and future.

Loading...
See More

Xstrata sacks 400 workers in SA

Nov 01 2012 20:06 Sapa

Related Articles

Xstrata workers join mining strike

Mine labour strife continues

Glencore lays out final bid for Xstrata

BHP to shut mine, Xstrata cuts jobs

Glencore raises offer for Xstrata

Glencore delays vote on Xstrata bid

 
Johannesburg - Swiss mining giant Xstrata said Thursday it has sacked 400 of its workers who have been on an illegal strike for a week at one of its South African mines.

"There are around 400 workers who have been dismissed," spokesperson Christopher Tsatsawane told AFP, as a deadline passed for the workers to return to their posts at Kroondal Chrome mine, northwest of Johannesburg.

The workers, who had downed tools on October 25 over an internal disciplinary system they were unhappy with, have 24 hours to appeal their dismissals.

Thousands of mines workers have been fired and then re-hired during the rash of strikes that started in August across mines in South Africa.

Xstrata is listed on the London and Zurich stock exchanges.
xstrata  |  mining unrest

NEXT ON FIN24X

 

Latest Articles

Tax-free saving accounts are coming Read More...
Which generator is right for you? Read More...
5 top tips to help you save on your next grocery bill Read More...
Thinking of going solar? Here's what you need to know Read More...
 
 

Read Fin24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Company Snapshot

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...
Loading...