SA Amplats Miners Back at Work

While some miners from Anglo American Platinum have returned to work following news that their jobs were on the line, the country's opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, has said that the mining minister's attitude towards the possible retrenchment of 14,000 miners puts the mining industry at risk. The minister had labelled the Amplats CEO as arrogant.

  • South Africa:  Amplats Workers Return to Work - NUM

    South African Press Association, 17 January 2013

    Anglo American Platinum miners have returned to work and abandoned their illegal strike, the National Union of Mineworkers said on Thursday. read more »

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  • South Africa:  CCMA to Facilitate Amplats Retrenchments Consultation

    SAnews.gov.za, 17 January 2013

    The Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has been requested by Anglo American Platinum mines (Amplats) to facilitate discussions between itself and the ... read more »

  • South Africa:  NW Premier to Meet Amplats Management

    Biz-Community, 17 January 2013

    North West Premier Thandi Modise is to lead a delegation from the provincial government to engage Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) management on the outcome of its business review ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Shabangu's Attitude Puts Mining Industry At Risk (press release)

    Democratic Alliance, 16 January 2013

    Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu must take responsibility for the conditions in South Africa that are causing the mining industry to contract and shed jobs. Instead, she ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Minister Attacks Platinum Miner Over Jobs

    South African Press Association, 16 January 2013

    Mining Minister Susan Shabangu accused Anglo American Platinum chief executive Chris Griffiths of arrogance on Wednesday morning, following the company's warning of 14,000 possible ... read more »

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  • South Africa:  Amplats Workers Down Tools Amid Job-Cut Plans in S.africa

    South African Press Association, 15 January 2013

    Workers at top global platinum miner Anglo American Platinum on Tuesday night refused to go underground after their employer warned it would axe 14,000 jobs in a major ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Govt 'Disappointed' Over Platinum Miner's Move (press release)

    South African Government, 15 January 2013

    The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) expresses grave disappointment about the unilateral decision of Anglo American Platinum to put its Rustenburg operations under care and ... read more »

  • South Africa:  ANC Condemns Anglo American Platinum (press release)

    African National Congress, 15 January 2013

    The ANC condemns the action taken by Anglo American Platinum Limited who have exploited and then mercilessly created conditions to eliminate 14 000 jobs of which 13 000 are in the ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Government and Unions Must Stop Destroying Mining Jobs (press release)

    Democratic Alliance, 15 January 2013

    The announcement by Anglo American that it is cutting 14 000 jobs from its platinum mines is a consequence of the toxic combination of a government that does not understand the ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Unions Shocked at Platinum Mine Closures

    Congress of South African Trade Unions, 15 January 2013

    Angloplatinum retrenchments read more »