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HIV/AIDS

24 February 2011

Xstrata allegedly plans to fire HIV positive employees

Mining company Xstrata Coal SA is allegedly planning to dismiss 12 HIV positive employees in the name of "internal policies" after it was forced to reinstate them.

Mining company Xstrata Coal SA is allegedly planning to dismiss 12 HIV positive employees in the name of "internal policies" after it was forced to reinstate them, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) claimed in a statement.

"However, during a meeting between management and shop stewards last week, management indicated that it had reviewed the matter, but refused to give us a letter of the review and referred the shop stewards to the union's lawyers."

 

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