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South Africa's AMCU union says workers at Amplats begin strike

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A strike over job cuts at Anglo American Platinum (JNB:AMS) operations in South Africa has started, a senior Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) official said on Friday.

"It started this morning," AMCU treasurer Jimmy Gama told Reuters, adding that the union would hold further talks with the company later on Friday. There has been no comment from Amplats.

(Reporting by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo; Editing by Ed Cropley)