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Sasol jobs under threat

Mar 28 2010 08:14

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Johannesburg - Some positions at Sasol's operations may become redundant, the listed petro-chemicals giant said on Friday.

Its optimisation plans might include introducing new organisational structures, simplifying work processes to gain better efficiencies, and in some instances closing some operations, it told Sapa in response to questions about its Secunda operations.

"While efforts to minimise job losses are paramount... the current review process may result in some positions becoming redundant," it said.

"In the event that jobs are affected, several mitigating measures are being planned which would include creating capacity for the redeployment of affected people."

While reviewing these mitigating measures, Sasol would continue consulting its employees and their labour representatives.

It said the company last year initiated steps to manage and counter the impact of the global economic crisis on its business.

"Focusing on the fundamentals of improving operational and business performance and the conservation of cash, the actions aim to ensure the company's long term strategy remains in place, despite the short term challenges."

Sasol spokesperson Nothemba Noruwana could not at this stage elaborate on the number of positions which could be affected.

- Sapa

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