The National Union of
Mineworkers has expressed its shock at the decision by Lonmin to cut about 3
Lonmin has credited this to
the decrease in platinum prices and the weakening economy.
NUM Chief Negotiator Erick
Gcilitshana said as a union they will fight against any job losses.
Gcilitshana said this is
coming as a surprise to us and we believe that as stakeholders we can engage in
order to avoid such loss of jobs regardless if its voluntary or forced
"The fact of the matter is
that when people are losing jobs they won’t be able to come back to the cycle
of the economy. Again we must indicate that as NUM we have not yet been
officially approached by Lonmin. They called us on Monday to say there might be
discussion on the job loses, unfortunately before that presentation that we are
expecting from Lonmin we hear of these bad news” Gcilitshana added
Labels: Lonmin to possibly cut about 3 500 jobs