Glencore cuts jobs at South African coal operations

by Reuters 0

Miner and commodities trader Glencore has retrenched 240 workers at it’s South Witbank coal mine in South Africa, which has been shut down after reaching the end of its life, a company spokesman said on Thursday.

Glencore has placed 138 employees who worked at South Witbank in other coal operations, Gugulethu Maqetuka, a spokesman for Glencore’s South African operations said.

Maqetuka said the company is also in discussion with labour unions about closing its Witcons coal-processing plant, which will affect 100 employees.