Rustenburg - Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) was operating as usual on Friday amid a strike by Amcu, the company said.
“Production will be impacted by the strike action although sales will not be impacted at this point,” the company said in a statement.
Association of Miners and Construction Union (Amcu) members downed tools on Friday, in protest against the retrenchment of 3300 workers at Amplats' Rustenburg operation.
“We have previously stated that the company is under tremendous economic pressure. Strikes and work stoppages will result in further losses that will hamper plans for future sustainability and further threaten the future of our 45,000 employees,” said CEO Chris Griffith.
“We will continue to engage with Amcu through the established channels to try and return the business to normality.”
He said the company was monitoring the situation and working closely with local authorities to ensure there was peace and stability during the strike.
“The company has engaged Amcu on the picketing rules to ensure a peaceful strike action.”
He said the strike was legal for Amcu-affiliated employees only and not for members of the National Union of Mineworkers, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA and Uasa.
Amcu members vowed on Friday to continue the strike until the company heeded their demands.
They were expected to meet at the Thembelani mine, near the Zakhale informal settlement, on Monday.