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Former Implats workers block entrance

Dozens of former Impala Platinum (Implats) mineworkers have blocked the main entrance to the mine in...

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Dozens of former Impala Platinum (Implats) mineworkers have blocked the main entrance to the mine in Rustenburg.

This after some workers failed to not get their jobs back.

In January, the company fired some 17,200 workers after employees embarked on an strike, despite a court interdict declaring their action illegal.

Miners were striking because bonuses were only given to some workers.

The situation returned to normal this week after Implats reinstated about 13,000 people.

Spokesperson for the National Union of Mineworkers, Lesiba Seshoka, said others have still not been reinstated.

He said Implats committed itself to rehiring 15,200 of its workers, but that the union was negotiating for all of its workers to be rehired.

Implats said it can only rehire around 15,000 workers because it lost operational capacity.

(Edited by Thato Motaung)

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