Thursday, April 2, 2015   

Striking platinum miners warned of job cuts
(06-10 18:13)

The South African government warned striking platinum miners that shafts could close and jobs would be lost unless a five-month strike that has crippled the world's biggest producers ended.
The warning came from Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi, who on Monday abandoned mediation efforts between the strikers and Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum and Lonmin.
''The situation is grave, the longer the strike goes on the more likely shafts will close,'' Ramatlhodi said. ''I suspect there will be job losses, realistically,'' he added.
Mining firms estimate the strike has already affected 45 percent of the global supply of platinum, which is used to make jewelery and catalytic converters in cars.--AFP
   
Other World breaking news:
Russian trawler sinks killing 43 crew, rescuers save 63 (18 mins ago)
Vancouver named Canada's most traffic-congested city (2 hrs 12 mins ago)
(Update) At least 54 dead in trawler sinking off Russia's Far East (2 hrs 26 mins ago)
K-pop icons Big Bang announce world tour (2 hrs 27 mins ago)
Joni Mitchell fans sending good vibes to hospitalized singer (2 hrs 51 mins ago)
Decade after John Paul II's death, Polish church adrift (2 hrs 52 mins ago)
Four killed in fiery blast at Mexico oil rig (2 hrs 54 mins ago)
Chowchilla school bus kidnapper wins release from prison (2 hrs 56 mins ago)
Aliens have never invaded Japan: defense minister (2 hrs 57 mins ago)
More than 50 dead greyhounds found dumped in Australia (04-02 11:15)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.