Gold sector: ‘No deal unless all unions agree’

2015-08-02 16:50

South Africa’s major mining companies are putting on a show of unity – vowing not to agree to a wage deal unless all four unions in the sector agree simultaneously.

Gold producers standing firm on wage offer - NUM

2015-07-16 21:15

The National Union of Mineworkers says gold producers have not moved on their wage offer, leaving protracted talks in a stalemate.

Amcu quits gold wage talks - industry body

2015-07-08 16:21

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has walked out of gold wage talks, an industry body says.

Gold producers: Union demands are unaffordable

2015-07-07 19:30

The South African gold producing companies say mining union wage demands are unaffordable.

NUM rejects gold wage offer

2015-07-06 15:24

The National Union of Mineworkers has rejected a wage offer from gold producers, says spokesperson Livhuwani Mammburu.

AMCU’s Mathunjwa: Farlam Commission failed to uncover Marikana truths

2015-07-01 15:52

AMCU President Joseph Mathunjwa blames poor wages for workers, tax evasion and price fixing by miners as leading causes of instability in the mining sector.

Platinum’s shadow darkens wage talks

2015-06-28 21:00

Unions say their workers want to avoid a repeat of the crippling platinum industry strike, but downing tools is inevitable if mining companies don’t come to the party.

Phiyega, SAPS bear brunt of Marikana report criticisms

2015-06-25 21:05

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega and the SA Police Service have born the brunt of the Marikana commission's criticisms, while Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and other ministers have been let off scot-free.

NUM decries ‘apartheid’ wage system

2015-06-22 17:00

The newly elected head of the National Union of Mineworkers says that his members were still being paid "apartheid" wages, signalling a hard line ahead of gold sector wage talks.

Amcu asks Alexander Forbes to start fund for members

2015-06-19 19:27

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has appointed Alexander Forbes to start a provident fund for its members.


Bloodshed seen if pay strike called at SA gold mines

2015-07-23 07:51

A pay strike at South African gold companies could result in more violence at the mines, said Andrew Levy, a labour-relations consultant.

Gold firms to meet Amcu over membership dispute

2015-07-15 15:05

The Chamber of Mines hopes to resolve a disagreement over membership figures in a meeting with Amcu, a pivotal sticking point in wage talks.

NUM represents less than half of AngloGold, Sibanye

2015-07-08 13:55

Less than half of the workers at AngloGold Ashanti and Sibanye Gold now belong to the dominant National Union of Mineworkers, according to the mining lobby.

Amcu: Gold producers ‘not moving’ pay offer

2015-07-07 16:42

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union say gold producing companies need to improve their pay offers or the union will leave the negotiations.

Gold wage offer 'needs work' - union

2015-07-06 12:52

SA union UASA says while gold producers tabled a “good opening offer” in pay negotiations last week, it still needs work.

Gold companies offer unions up to 13% increase

2015-06-29 18:29

The gold sector has tabled its wage offer to mining unions, saying the offer is based on economic and social sustainability.

Miners criticise Marikana report's findings against Amcu

2015-06-28 16:03

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry report's has been criticised at a meeting in Wonderkop, Marikana near Rustenburg, for certain findings it made against Amcu.

Job cuts on cards in mine shake-up, says Amplats

2015-06-23 10:21

Anglo American Platinum says it aims to reconfigure a number of its mines to make them more profitable, a move which could lead to up to 420 job losses.

NUM says mines can raise pay 80%

2015-06-22 12:34

The biggest union in the gold industry said producers in South Africa are able to afford an increase of more than 80% in the basic monthly pay of entry-level underground miners.

Gold sector faces upheaval on social pact

2015-06-18 13:05

The Association of Mining and Construction Union has dismissed the gold sector "social pact" proposals, saying workers entering wage talks just want money.

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