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lonminlogo thumb medium90 90EWN reports that Lonmin says it is engaging with all interested parties on ways to minimise job cuts at its operations.  In October, the platinum producer announced plans to cut over 1,000 jobs due to persistently low commodity prices and rising costs.  

Solidarity’s Gideon du Plessis said the union was engaging with the company and the third round of the consultation process would take place on Monday.  Du Plessis added that they would not tolerate any forced retrenchments.  With reference to recent press reports, Lonmin's Wendy Tlou said that cutting spending on social and labour projects (SLPs), which include housing and human resource development, was being considered by the company, but it was only one part of a prospective plan.  “We identified something like 12 areas that we could look at and one of those that was proposed is that we could look at cutting of costs in the SLPs,” she indicated.

  • This short report by Kgomotso Modise is at EWN


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