Amcu to vote on gold sector strike

2015-10-05 15:08

Members of Amcu will decide on whether to strike at operations of gold companies at a mass meeting, says a spokesperson.

Unions, gold firms agree on 13% wage hike

2015-10-02 21:14

Entry-level workers at AngloGold Ashanti and Harmony will get wage increases of up to 13%, according to an agreement reached with unions.

Digging deep to survive

2015-09-20 19:00

It’s hot, loud, cramped and dangerous, but mine workers carry on regardless. All they want is a R12 500 minimum wage, explains Tina Weavind.

Gold talks go to CCMA as Amcu brings up thorny overtime issue

2015-08-26 17:35

The Chamber of Mines will now meet all four unions in the gold sector at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) after its “final” offer was rejected by almost all of the organised groups.

Marikana: Countdown to disaster

2015-08-16 09:08

In seven days 44 people were left dead in Marikana in what was the single most tragic week post-Apartheid. The massacre struck a chord with most South Africans. City Press asked journalists, families of the deceased and ordinary South Africans where they were on this day three years ago.

Amcu preparing for the 'mother of all struggles'

2015-08-13 15:28

Mineworkers' union Amcu is preparing for the "mother of all struggles" in its fight against job cuts in the mining sector, says its president Joseph Mathunjwa.

Amcu to launch Marikana families campaign

2015-08-13 07:10

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union is expected to launch a fundraising campaign for the families of mineworkers killed at Marikana.

NUM, chamber to blind-side Amcu in wage negotiations

2015-08-09 15:01

The Chamber of Mines and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) are going to try to catch the militant Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) unawares on Wednesday in wage negotiations in the gold mining sector.

SA's biggest gold union said to reject pay offer

2015-08-05 08:08

Members of the National Union of Mineworkers have been rejecting a final deal tabled in wage negotiations, according to a person familiar with the discussions.

Amcu snubs higher wage offer

2015-08-03 09:54

Union Amcu has rejected a pay offer made by operators including AngloGold Ashanti, stopping short of calling a strike.


Gold sector déjà vu as wage talks deadlock

2015-10-04 16:56

The country’s major gold mines and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) face the exact same deadlock they did in the previous round of wage talks in 2013.

New mines minister faces platinum baptism of fire

2015-09-23 16:16

For new Mining Minister Mosebenzi Zwane, until now a little-known provincial agriculture official, it was not the ideal first day in the office.

Fewer strikes in 2014, but...

2015-09-17 18:20

Despite fewer strikes in 2014, labour action lasted for longer periods, according to the Department of Labour’s latest strike report.

Zuma: Commemorate Marikana with unity

2015-08-16 13:20

President Jacob Zuma has called on South Africans to commemorate the shooting of 44 people in Marikana three years ago with unity and dignity.

Amcu accuses gold firms of overtime theft

2015-08-14 07:46

A bitter and, at first sight, complicated overtime argument has erupted between the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union and the Chamber of Mines.

Marikana report a 'bloodwash' needing review - Amcu

2015-08-13 13:04

The Association of Mining and Construction Union wants the report by the Marikana commission of inquiry reviewed, calling it a 'bloodwash'.

Wage talks: How to break the stalemate in gold

2015-08-10 19:30

Wage negotiations will require some innovative thinking and carefully weighed compromises if a solution is to be found, according to labour analyst Terry Bell.

Ramatlhodi implores mines, unions to save jobs

2015-08-05 13:37

The mining ministry is meeting producers and unions for two days of talks on alternatives to cutting as many as 10 000 jobs.

Some NUM members snub gold wage offer

2015-08-03 16:25

Some members of the National Union of Mineworkers have rejected a pay hike of up to 17% by gold producers, a union source says.

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.

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