Agence France-PresseJune 3, 2013 10:58
Swiss-based Glencore Xstrata has dismissed 1,000 workers who staged wildcat strikers at its South African chrome operations last week, the firm said Monday, amid continuing tensions between rival unions in the key mining sector.
"These thousand people have been dismissed Friday and over the weekend. They have until tomorrow, Tuesday, to appeal their dismissal," spokesman Christopher Tsatsawane told AFP.
Workers downed tools last Tuesday on the Helena, Magareng and Thorncliffe sites in the northern province of Limpopo.