Thursday, 26 September 2019 23:00

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) said it will oppose any retrenchments by Sibanye-Stillwater.

The union said it is still studying the notice of intention to cut more than 5,000 jobs. 

In a statement, Sibanye-Stillwater said the Section 189 process follows a detailed three-month review of the Marikana operation, post the Lonmin acquisition becoming effective in June 2019.

"The restructuring will result in the rationalisation of overheads and the realisation of other synergies and efficiencies required to restore profitability and ensure the sustainability of the remaining shafts at the Marikana operations," the statement said.