NUM criticise Sibanye-Stillwater over restructuring strategy

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https://ewn.co.za/2019/06/06/num-criticise-sibanye-stillwater-over-restructuring-strategy

JOHANNESBURG – The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said Sibanye-Stillwater’s decision to lay off 3,450 workers was another example of mines prioritising profits over jobs.

NUM was reacting to the company’s announcement on Wednesday that at the conclusion of its restructuring consultation processes, it had decided to close about four shafts.

The union said a failure by mining companies to “think outside the box” has led to the jobs bloodbath at Sibanye-Stillwater.

The mining giant has announced that it will be cutting 3,450 jobs as it concluded restructuring processes in accordance with Section 189 of the Labour Relations Act.

Although that was far less than the 6,670 job losses the company anticipated when it first issued a restructuring notice, NUM spokesperson Livhuwani Mammburu said that was of little consolation.

“Every time when these mining companies face operational challenges and problems, the only strategy that they think about is to retrench ordinary mineworkers for their own operational failures. So, this shows that they can’t come up with other measures rather than resorting to retrenching workers.”

While the bulk of the affected workers would receive voluntary severance and early retirement packages, the company said forced retrenchments accounted for 800 employees and 550 contract workers.
 

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“Every time when these mining companies face operational challenges and problems, the only strategy that they think about is to retrench ordinary mineworkers for their own operational failures. So, this shows that they can’t come up with other measures rather than resorting to retrenching workers.”
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The union played their part in bringing about this situation. It is also laughable for them to accuse the company of not thinking outside the box. The union should have been thinking long term many years ago. Instead they have hobbled South African mining for years.

Both unions and companions need to stop this persistent adversarial relationship.
 

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JOHANNESBURG – The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said Sibanye-Stillwater’s decision to lay off 3,450 workerswas another example of mines prioritising profits over jobs.
if companies should not prioritize profits over jobs, so what should they suppose to do?

those idiots want companies to lose billions of rands but the company must employ bunch of people to do no / low skill jobs for high salaries? eg Eishkom?
 

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The union said a failure by mining companies to “think outside the box” has led to the jobs bloodbath at Sibanye-Stillwater.
"think outside the box"? you think the CEO / the members of the company will pay from their own pocket to keep the useless people in the company for doing nothing? you have thousands of your members lost their jobs because of your action, why don't you idiots "think outside the box" to pay their salaries from your own pockets? you won't? so why the company must be?
 
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