All quiet at Implats, police say

2012-02-22 19:09

kalahari.com

  • Labour Law Rules!
    Educate yourself with this book about labour law rules, principal labour, equity, skills... Now R282.00
    buy now

Johannesburg - The situation at Impala Platinum's (Implats) Rustenburg operation was calm early Wednesday evening, North West police said.

"It's quiet and calm for the moment. We shall see as the night goes on," Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said.

No disruptions had been reported since early on Wednesday morning when a boardroom on the mine's premises was burnt down during the ongoing violent protests.

"The boardroom was set on fire in the early hours of this morning [Wednesday], at shaft 7A," said Ngubane.

He said no injuries were reported. A case of arson had been opened. No arrests have been made.

The protests, linked to a five-week long strike at the mine, had claimed two lives so far. Implats fired 17 000 workers after they went on an unprotected strike demanding that the salaries of rock drill operators be increased to R9 000 a month.

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) negotiated with the mine to re-employ the dismissed workers. Some workers, most of them at the mine's North shafts, refused to return to work unless they were paid at least R9 000 a month.

Most NUM members in the North shafts did not want to be represented by the NUM, claiming the union had failed them. They wanted to be represented by the Association of Mining and Construction Union.

NUM spokesman Lesiba Seshoka said more workers were coming forward to be re-employed, and by Tuesday more than 8 000 had their jobs back.

"The process is moving smoothly," he said.

Implats said on Tuesday discussions with the NUM would continue around any issues which still needed to be resolved once the workers were back on the job.

- SAPA

Read more on:    implats  |  num  |  mahikeng  |  protests
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
3 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Tuesday Cape Town - 18:51 PM
    Road name: M5 Southbound
    DELAYS between the N1 Koeberg Interchange and the N2 Interchange
  • Tuesday Belhar - 17:58 PM
    Road name: Belhar Drive
    TRAFFIC LIGHTS not working at Alabama Drive
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Deal of the Week!

Get bestselling John Green novels now just R99 each! Hurry and get yours while stocks last. Shop here.

Mind blowing deals on beauty & fragrances

Save up to 30% off beauty and fragrances. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Nokia Lumia 800

The stunningly social Nokia Lumia 800 features head-turning design, ...

From R2775.00

I'm shopping for:

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Something may come up to alert you of your security needs. It may be that you need to create a better structure for your finances...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.