ARTICLES RELATING TO AMCU

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.

Marikana application dismissed

2015-06-15 11:39

An application to order President Jacob Zuma to immediately release the Marikana report has been dismissed.

Mantashe to Cosatu: Don't become a yellow federation

2015-06-03 19:28

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has warned against Cosatu becoming a "yellow federation" which is dominated by public sector unions.

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.

 

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.

Amcu threatens to strike

2015-06-07 16:15

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa says the union could launch a wildcat strike if NUM and gold mining companies extend wage deals to its members.

NUM bleeds members, blames Amcu

2015-06-03 15:27

The majority of the National Union of Mineworkers' 11 regions have lost members in the past three years, with the Rustenburg region the biggest loser.

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.

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