Mathunjwa: Mine bosses must rethink operations to avoid job cuts

The mining union has highlighted several concerns about proposed job cuts and the effects it will have on the economy and the working class.

FILE:  Amcu President Joseph Mathunjwa. Picture: Twitter/@_AMCU.

JOHANNESBURG - Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) President Joseph Mathunjwa says mining bosses and industry leaders need to rethink how they operate to avoid retrenchments.

The mining union has highlighted several concerns about proposed job cuts and the effects it will have on the economy and the working class.

It says Anglo Gold Ashanti is in the process of retrenching 8500 workers and Sibanye Gold announced last week it will be cutting 7400 jobs.

Mathunjwa says the union is trying to come up with alternatives to save jobs.

“Including the unbundling of mining operations into a smaller operation with a lower overhead cost. While Amcu is actively engaging in this retrenchment processes it also referred a protest action notice.”

(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)