Xstrata chrome hit by wildcat strike

[miningmx.com] – PRODUCTION at three South African chrome sites owned by Glencore Xstrata had been disrupted by strikes, said Bloomberg News citing the Swiss-based group.

About 200 workers downed tools at the Helena mine in South Africa’s Bushveld complex, a development that saw workers at Glencore Xstrata’s Magareng and Thorncliffe follow suit.

“Strike action is affecting production, but the amount is unknown at this point,’ Christopher Tsatsawane, a spokesman for the company, told Bloomberg News. “This is a solidarity action by Associated Mineworkers & Construction Union (Amcu) to organize members to strike,’ he said.

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