PRESS RELEASE: Tri-partite announcement on Amplats restructuring proposals
The Tri-partite (Department of Mineral Resources, Anglo American Platinum ("Amplats") and organised labour (NUM, AMCU, NUMSA, UASA), chaired by the Department of Mineral Resources, met on Thursday, to explore mechanisms of engagement on Amplats' restructuring proposals.
This followed the meeting held between the Minister of Mineral Resources and Amplats on 17 January 2013, in which constructive discussions were held and a commitment made to engage positively on Amplats' restructuring proposals.
At the meeting of the 28 January parties resolved to:
* postpone the continuation of the Section 189 process under the Labour Relations Act, that had commenced on 15 January 2013, in order to allow for a detailed consultation process to take place between the DMR, Amplats and organised labour;
* expedite the consultation process and take no more than 60 days, beginning 30 January 2013. The tripartite members re-committed to engage constructively for the benefit of all stakeholders and will communicate progress updates as and when appropriate.
For further information, please contact:
DMR: Zingaphi Jakuja, 082 766 3940,
Amplats: Mpumi Sithole, 083 554 2268
NUM: Lesiba Seshoka, 082 803 6719
UASA: Franz Stehring, 082 8065164
NUMSA: Mere Boase, 082 936 9876
AMCU: Jimmy Gama, 071 688 6711
Jointly issued by:
The Department of Mineral Resources, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), UASA and Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU)