Xstrata sends strikers packing

Ferrochrome producer Xstrata said yesterday it had dismissed 106 workers at its Rustenburg smelter for taking part in an illegal strike over pay. The workers had demanded to be paid 50percent of their wages as well as shift allowances during their extended leave in December, when such payments are normally not due to them, Songezo Zibi, Xstrata's spokesman said. - Reuters

Ferrochrome producer Xstrata said yesterday it had dismissed 106 workers at its Rustenburg smelter for taking part in an illegal strike over pay. The workers had demanded to be paid 50percent of their wages as well as shift allowances during their extended leave in December, when such payments are normally not due to them, Songezo Zibi, Xstrata's spokesman said. - Reuters

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