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Only 75 out of 6,693 Lonmin employees to lose their jobs

Last year, Lonmin mine announced that 6,693 of its employees would be retrenched over two months.

A mine shaft. Picture: AFP
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JOHANNESBURG - The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has announced that after discussions with Lonmin management, only 75 of the 6,693 employees at risk of being retrenched, will lose their jobs.

Last year, Lonmin mine announced that thousands of its full-time employees and contractors would be retrenched over a space of two months.

However, the process took seven months and saw the re-skilling and re-deployment of workers, as well as the acceptance of severance packages.

Amcu President Joseph Mathunjwa said, “We worked very hard with the Lonmin management to reach this number of 75. We could have saved those jobs but this is a personal choice of the individual.”

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

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