SOUTH AFRICA: Talks between Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), unions and government are unlikely to save 14,000 jobs at the company’s mines, Amplats CEO Chris Griffith told MPs today.
He told Parliament’s committee on mineral resources his company was committed to talks aimed at finding possible alternatives to job losses.
Committee chairman Fred Gona wanted an assurance that the talks would bear fruit.
Griffith said he doubted the talks would change the situation.
Griffith’s comments came as workers in Rustenburg returned to work today after clashes and work stoppages in the North West town earlier this week.
Amplats workers stayed away from work yesterday after a clash between security guards and workers at Siphumelele shaft on Monday.