Zuma shows contempt for Marikana miners - lawyer

2015-05-26 17:54

President Jacob Zuma has shown contempt for the mineworkers arrested and injured during the Marikana shooting by telling Parliament before responding to them about the release of the inquiry's report, a lawyer for the group says.

NUM wants 84% pay hike for gold workers

2015-05-22 09:28

The National Union of Mineworkers will push for an 84% rise in basic pay for entry-level gold mining workers, a near 10 percentage point increase on previous demands.

Amcu wants gold sector to double minimum pay

2015-05-13 14:40

Amcu wants the basic pay for entry level workers in the gold mining sector to be more than doubled, setting the stage for tough pay talks in an industry battling dwindling profits.

Lonmin wields the axe as platinum price dips

2015-05-10 16:32

Platinum producer Lonmin wants 3 500 of its employees to accept voluntary severance packages to cut costs after the end of last year’s platinum strike coincided with a precipitous drop in platinum prices.

Amcu, gold producers in membership talks

2015-04-21 20:04

The meeting between Amcu and gold producers to discuss disputed membership numbers has been very constructive and cordial, says a spokesperson.

Amcu official shot dead in Rustenburg

2015-04-20 14:30

An Amcu regional official has been gunned down at Luka village outside Rustenburg, the union says.

Amcu to discuss asset sale with Amplats CEO

2015-03-19 20:22

Amcu says it will meet Anglo American Platinum's CEO to discuss the sale of the firm's Rustenburg assets where the union led a record five-month wage strike last year.

NUM on recruitment drive

2015-03-11 19:08

The National Union of Mineworkers is focused on recruiting new members and retaining those they have in a bid to up its numbers since the formation of rival union Amcu.

Coal, gold sector braces for wage demands

2015-03-10 10:00

The National Union of Mineworkers will submit its wage demands for the coal and gold sector by the end of March, says the general secretary of the majority union.

Platinum strike holds lessons, omens for gold

2015-02-11 20:01

South Africa's gold producers are gearing up for a showdown with labour that could hasten the decline of a struggling industry.


Marikana miners go to court to force Zuma to release report

2015-05-25 08:31

The workers injured and arrested in the Marikana shooting, their families, and labour union Amcu, are to approach the courts to force President Jacob Zuma to release the Marikana report.

R1bn: Amcu’s extra demand on gold sector’s wage bill

2015-05-14 13:20

The Association of Mining and Construction Union’s central demand in the gold sector is for an extra R7 000 on the basic wage of every worker.

Lonmin to stay on cost cutting path

2015-05-11 12:16

Lonmin says it will continue to use operational and capital expenditure means to reduce costs and preserve cash in a low platinum group metals price environment.

NUM to demand gold wage hikes of 75% - sources

2015-04-23 21:15

The NUM is planning to submit demands to the gold sector next week calling for a 75% hike in the basic pay for entry-level workers, according to union sources familiar with the matter.

Cops warn against speculation after murder of Amcu official

2015-04-20 19:19

Police have warned against speculation about the killing of Amcu regional official Colin Petlele.

NUM still struggling to win over members

2015-04-06 19:56

The once powerful National Union of Mineworkers is still battling to recover from its dramatic drop in membership on the platinum belt in the North West.

Weak rand a double-edged sword for miners in SA

2015-03-13 09:18

The sliding rand is a double-edged sword for mining companies in SA, with cost inflation and potential labour unrest outweighing domestic currency weakness gains.

Showdown looms ahead of union wage talks

2015-03-11 10:29

SA's two biggest mining unions are readying to submit their wage demands to the coal and gold sectors in the coming weeks, setting the stage for a showdown.

Implats says no job cuts in Rustenburg revamp

2015-02-26 16:26

Impala Platinum will revamp its Rustenburg mines to boost productivity, but staffing levels will stay the same at the centre of often violent labour unrest, its chief executive says.

Sibanye Beatrix mine reopens after union clash

2015-02-10 12:00

Operations at Sibanye Gold's Beatrix mine have resumed a night after a turf war between opposing unions forced the mine to close for two days.

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