Attitudes harden over Implats job loss threat

Platinum giant Impala says it hasto cut 13 000 jobs to remain in business, leading government to accuse it of being reckless and a union to threaten strikes at its shafts.

The tensions have led one observer to note that conditions now are similar to those leading up tothe Marikana tragedy, in which 44 people were killed.

Impala, the second-largest employer in the platinum sector, last week announced its intention to cut 13 000 jobs over the next two years, reducing full-time and contracted employees from 40 000 to 27 000 by 2021.



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