BRIEF-Northam Platinum says suspended operations at Zondereinde mine amid strike

viernes 16 de enero de 2015 03:38 GYT

Jan 16 (Reuters) - Northam Platinum Ltd :

* Northam suspends operations at Zondereinde mine to secure safety and security of employees and company assets

* Decision has been taken amidst rising tension at mine, owing to incidents of intimidation, assault and threats of violence

* Only essential services employees will be expected to report for duty as per existing agreements

* Company will follow disciplinary procedures in respect of employees who failed to heed direction of labour court to return to work Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom; +44 207 542 1810)