4,000 contract workers dismissed?
Contractor employees strike at Impala Platinum
Rustenburg – Contractor employees working for companies providing services to Impala Platinum in Rustenburg, have initiated an unprotected strike at the operation on Friday 2 July 2021.
National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), an unrecognised union at Impala Platinum, is instigating the industrial action. The affected contractor companies have all obtained interdicts against NUMSA as well as the striking workers – in the Labour Court and High Court, respectively.
Impala Platinum is concerned about the illegal work stoppage and associated protest action – especially given the risks associated by a third wave of Covid-19 infections.
Impala Platinum would like to urge the contracting companies and worker representatives to find an amicable resolution within the legal framework as soon as possible, with due consideration for the continued health and well-being of the workers. These actions are endangering the lives and livelihoods of many employees and their families in a time when society can least afford it.
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