ARTICLES RELATING TO AMCU

Fresh pay offer on the table for Amcu

2014-04-18 05:30
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Amcu has been urged to accept a new wage offer for an increase of up to 10%, which allows entry level underground miners to get R12 500 per month by July 2017.

Amcu, platinum bosses in fresh talks

2014-04-17 11:42

Leaders of striking Amcu and the CEOs of the world's three biggest platinum producers are set to meet in a renewed drive to end the crippling strike.

Behind the strike madness

2014-04-17 07:58

Peter Montalto looks at the underlying issues around Amcu's platinum strike.

North West shooting linked to Amcu strike

2014-04-16 22:13

Two men have been shot dead and another wounded near the Bleskop hostel, outside Rustenburg.

Open your pockets for striking miners - Amcu

2014-04-16 05:30
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The Association of Mineworkers Construction Union is appealing for funds to help striking members who have gone nearly three months without pay.

Platinum miners 'best paid for their jobs'

2014-04-14 08:36

Lonmin CEO Ben Magwara says platinum sector miners are the highest paid in the country relevant to the nature of work, in a response to union Amcu's petition.

NUM member's house torched

2014-04-11 17:56

North West police are investigating a case of arson following the torching of a house belonging to a National Union of Mineworkers member in Luka Village.

NUM regaining members in platinum belt

2014-04-10 11:01

NUM says it is winning back members on the platinum belt from rival Amcu and is poised to regain recognition status at one of Anglo American Platinum's mines.

Strike: shocking silence

2014-04-09 07:54

Could lack of government action be a bid to boost ANC votes, asks James-Brent Styan.

Non-striking miners under attack

2014-04-08 11:17

Premier Thandi Modise has vowed that police will leave no stone unturned to track down people waging a terror campaign against non-striking miners in Rustenburg.

Mineworkers buying food on credit

2014-04-04 21:00
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As a strike in the platinum mining sector rumbles on, people are finding it difficult to put food on the table.

New union protects non-striking miners

2014-04-04 09:00

The newly-formed Workers Association Union is providing transport and security for mineworkers to work in Rustenburg platinum mines, says its general secretary.

Amcu warns mines against closures

2014-04-03 18:56

Any shaft closures by Lonmin, Implats and Amplats will result in strikes , says Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president Joseph Mathunjwa.

Lonmin boss: I feel for the mineworkers

2014-04-03 18:10

Lonmin CEO Ben Magara says the company is prepared for more talks to improve the conditions of employees as an Amcu led strikes rumbles on.

Hundreds gather for Amcu protest

2014-04-03 12:46

Hundreds of members of labour union Amcu wearing green shirts have descended on Melrose Arch in Johannesburg for a protest.

Amcu to march to Lonmin offices

2014-04-03 07:58

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union will continue its campaign for higher wages by marching to Lonmin.

Platinum strike continues despite meeting

2014-04-01 19:13

The strike in the platinum sector continues, following a meeting between employers, Amcu, and the CCMA.

Gordhan: Strikes less harmful to economy

2014-03-30 12:04

Platinum strikes over the past ten weeks will cause less economic damage than industrial action in 2012, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Griffith: Mine job cuts are inevitable

2014-03-28 19:14

CEO Chris Griffith says job cuts are a certainty in the platinum belt because of losses from a 10-week strike in the industry, raising the risk of further unrest.

Extended Amcu strike hits roadblock

2014-03-28 15:10

Amcu's application for its members in the coal and gold sectors to strike in solidarity with those in the platinum sector has been turned down, says Nedlac.

Implats considers mechanisation option

2014-03-28 09:02
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Mechanisation could be more efficient, improve safety, have a more profitable lifespan and cost less than labour-intensive mining, says Impala Platinum.

Mathunjwa: Mine chamber is oppressive

2014-03-27 18:52

The Chamber of Mines is a mouthpiece for the oppressor and not a bargaining council, says Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa.

Amcu missing in action at mining meeting

2014-03-27 16:34

Amcu did not attend the first quarter meeting of the mining consultative forum with Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe in Pretoria.

Amcu march disrupts traffic

2014-03-27 13:13

Lunch time traffic came to a standstill on Jan Smuts Avenue in Johannesburg as hundreds of Amcu-affiliated mineworkers marched to the Impala Platinum head office in Sandton.

Amcu strike's financial cost 'not full story'

2014-03-27 08:59

Platinum mining CEOs say Amcu's strike is also impacting local businesses and communities, while Lonmin has asked non-striking staff to take leave to cut costs.

 

Amcu, mine CEO's set for more talks

2014-04-17 19:51

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union and platinum mining bosses will resume talks to help end a damaging strike entering its 13th week.

Whither SA's platinum sector?

2014-04-17 11:03

Curing the problems of platinum production may seem a simple matter but in reality may well be impossible, says an economist.

Amcu's senseless strike

2014-04-17 07:34

The union may be on a straight course for a steep precipice, says Leopold Scholtz.

Amcu strike fund gets cash injection

2014-04-16 08:31

A strike fund set up by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has reportedly received R1m.

Nactu backs EFF, PAC in 2014 elections

2014-04-14 15:54

The National Council of Trade Unions has resolved to support the PAC and EFF in this year's general election, the trade union federation says.

Empty promises given to miners - Nzimande

2014-04-12 13:51

Miners in the North West platinum belt were given the false promise of a R12 500 salary, SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande says.

My input was ignored - Marikana cop

2014-04-10 14:45

Senior police officers in charge at Marikana in August 2012 should have stopped the intervention much sooner, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Shocking silence

2014-04-09 14:37

Could lack of government action to end the mine strike be a bid to boost ANC votes?

Fears grow of mine job cuts

2014-04-08 21:00

It is looking more inevitable that a strike on the platinum mines could lead to a painful restructuring process that could result in tens of thousands of job cuts.

Motlanthe: SA grappling with mine challenges

2014-04-07 20:36

Inhumane working and living conditions and the migrant labour system are some of the problems in the mining sector, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Mining community hungry, living in fear

2014-04-04 15:46
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People staying near platinum mines in Rustenburg in the North West are hungry and living in fear.

Amplats still set on R600m damages claim

2014-04-04 07:39

Anglo American Platinum will continue to pursue the legal process of claiming R600m in damages from union Amcu, says its chairperson Valli Moosa.

NUM regaining members: official

2014-04-03 18:39

The National Union of Mineworkers is reclaiming its members in Rustenburg, says an official, but many potential members fear Amcu.

Workers want out, but Amcu stands firm

2014-04-03 16:43

Amcu will not abandon its pay demand, says the trade union's leader Joseph Mathunjwa, while Lonmin's CEO says striking workers want to return to work.

Traffic diverted for Amcu protest

2014-04-03 08:23

Traffic will be diverted at the southern entrance of Melrose Arch in Johannesburg for a protest by the Amcu members, according to Johannesburg metro police.

Platinum mines warn suppliers

2014-04-02 20:15

Lonmin has joined Amplats in sending out force majeure notices to some suppliers of goods and services due to the widening impact of a 10-week strike.

Amplats declares force majeure over strike

2014-04-01 16:21

Anglo American Platinum has sent force majeure notices to some of the suppliers to its South African mines, due to the widening impact of the strike.

New agreement on the cards for Amcu

2014-03-28 22:32

A complex deal will be on the table when the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration makes another attempt to resolve the platinum sector strike.

Amplats will not make profit at strike-hit mines

2014-03-28 16:07

Anglo American Platinum won't make a profit at its Rustenburg mines this year due to the strike, says its chief executive.

Mechanising mine is bad news - UDM

2014-03-28 14:17

Mechanising the Leeuwkop mine near Brits in North West is bad news for South Africans desperate for work, says UDM leader Bantu Holomisa.

Amcu pay hike will be disastrous - Implats

2014-03-27 19:19

Implats says Amcu's revised pay demand of a minimum monthly wage of R12 500 put into effect over four years will lead to job cuts and shaft closures.

Amcu calls for mass mines strike

2014-03-27 18:23
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Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa says it will continue its marches for higher wages, adding that it wants workers in the gold and coal sectors to join them.

Shabangu: Amcu strike was not discussed

2014-03-27 13:29

The two-month long wage strike in the platinum sector was not on the agenda at the mining sector forum, says Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu.

Amcu miners gather for march to Implats

2014-03-27 12:16

Several buses carrying Amcu members have arrived ahead of a planned protest march to the head offices of Impala Platinum in Sandton.

Amcu to march to Impala's Sandton office

2014-03-27 07:35

Union Amcu is to march to Impala head office in Sandton to hand over a memorandum calling for the firm to agree to its wage demands and return to negotiations.

 
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