ARTICLES RELATING TO AMCU

Strikes death penalty for workers: Mantashe

2014-07-29 16:43

Strikes are death penalties for workers, says ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe, adding that a solution about lengthy strikes must be found.

Lonmin to hit 80% of normal output soon

2014-07-25 13:30

Platinum producer Lonmin will lift production to 80% of normal levels by the end of its financial year in September as it recovers from a five-month strike.

Lonmin appoints Beamish as new chair

2014-07-22 16:53

Brian Beamish has been appointed Lonmin chairperson, following the retirement of Roger Phillimore, the platinum company says.

Amcu lawyer: Reject Mr X’s evidence

2014-07-21 13:00

Evidence of a police witness, known only as Mr X, was false and should be rejected, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Amplats' output drops by 40%

2014-07-17 15:10

The five-month-long strike in the platinum sector led to a 40% decrease in production at Anglo American Platinum in the second quarter, the company says.

Sector wide strikes: Small business can soften the blow

2014-07-16 17:54

We hear talk of ‘radical change.’ Yet the change does not need to be radical or revolutionary. All we need do is shift our focus to small businesses, writes Anneke Scheepers.

Platinum belt: Work return going smoothly

2014-07-15 19:32

Miners returning to work after the protracted platinum strike are going through their check-ups and training updates by the mines, says Amcu.

Impala meets unions at Marula

2014-07-15 12:20

Impala Platinum is meeting trade unions at its Marula mine outside Burgersfort in Limpopo over organisational issues.

SA's rate hike clock at midnight - economist

2014-07-12 05:00

The Reserve Bank will raise the interest rate by 50 basis points at next week's monetary policy committee meeting, predicts an emerging markets economist.

NUM must defend itself - leaders

2014-07-08 12:43

The National Union of Mineworkers must defend itself, its leaders say after three of its members were attacked in Rustenburg.

Marula strike over, says NUM

2014-07-08 10:04

The National Union of Mineworkers has ended an unprotected strike Impala Platinum's Marula mine in Limpopo.

Wildcat strike at Implats mine continues

2014-07-07 09:30

Impala Platinum says workers are continuing with a wildcat strike over wages at its Marula mine.

Nzimande: Amcu strike was disastrous

2014-07-03 14:23

The protracted platinum strike was disastrous and workers will never recover from the five months lost, says SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande.

EFF, Amcu want to destabilise SA - Duarte

2014-07-02 20:40
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The Economic Freedom Fighters and trade union Amcu are working together to destabilise the country and the ANC government, ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte says.

Miners not celebrating wage deal - NUM

2014-07-02 16:24

Platinum sector workers celebrated returning to their jobs more than their wage settlement, says a NUM official.

Mr X quizzed about Mathunjwa's visit

2014-07-01 15:38

"Mr X" has been confronted at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry regarding his evidence that Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa addressed Marikana strikers on 14 August 2012.

Alleged spy killed in Marikana, inquiry hears

2014-06-30 13:13

A man believed to be a spy was shot dead by strikers during the violent strike at Lonmin in Marikana in August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Premier: Relations damaged in Marikana

2014-06-26 10:18

Relations in Marikana, near Rustenburg in the North West, have been damaged and need to be improved, Premier Supra Mahumapelo says.

Strike could cost Amplats R11bn in losses

2014-06-26 06:00

Anglo Platinum CEO Chris Griffith says the mine could end up losing R11bn due to the strike and expects it will take about two weeks to resume significant output.

Mines up and running again in a few weeks

2014-06-25 10:03

Returning mineworkers will have to undergo medicals and retraining before they resume their jobs, with full operations expected to resume in a few weeks.

ANC wants prosperous platinum sector

2014-06-25 06:00

The African National Congress has called on labour and mining companies to work together to restore stability and prosperity to the platinum industry.

Battle for R12 500 not over, says Mathunjwa

2014-06-24 19:01
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No platinum worker will earn less than R8 000 as a basic salary, says Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa, adding that the union would continue the fight for R12 500.

Concerns about aftermath of platinum strike

2014-06-24 17:43

The resolution of the five-month strike in the platinum mining sector has been welcomed, but there have been concerns its effects would not disappear soon.

Strikers killed cops during confrontation - Mr X

2014-06-24 16:47

Two policemen have been killed and one injured during a confrontation with strikers in Marikana in the North West during a platinum miners' strike, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Amcu, platinum firms sign mine deal

2014-06-24 15:20

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union and platinum firms have signed a settlement agreement following a crippling five-month wage strike.

 

Jim: Wage offer a victory

2014-07-29 05:00

Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim says the settlement accepted by its nearly 200 000 members is a huge victory given the pittance offered at point of deadlock.

Amcu 'horrified' by Marikana murder

2014-07-23 14:55

Trade union Amcu has expressed shock at the murder of one of its senior officials in Marikana, after he was implicated in testimony by miner Mr X.

Farlam Commission continues

2014-07-22 06:26

The cross-examination of a police witness known as Mr X is expected to continue at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria.

SA union war follows old pattern on new turf

2014-07-20 13:51

When a wildcat strike hit Impala Platinum's Marula mine in Limpopo, union leaders there had no idea it was coming.

Amcu leader blamed for Marikana - Mr X

2014-07-17 13:42

Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa caused the confrontation between police officers and striking Marikana miners which left 34 people dead, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Ramatlhodi not concerned about Amplats rumours

2014-07-16 06:15

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi does not see any "serious repercussions" if Anglo American Platinum sells some of its assets.

Mine derecognises Amcu

2014-07-15 13:30

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has lost its recognition status at Samancor Western Chrome mines outside Mooinooi in North West.

AMCU exposes original sin of "workers' rights"

2014-07-13 15:40

The recent mining strike, which was a national disaster that cost business and workers billions, proves basic trade union precepts defy economic logic, says Martin Warburg.

NUM warns Eskom to allow strikes

2014-07-08 15:30

State owned power utility Eskom is "sitting on a time bomb" for not allowing its workers to strike, the National Union of Mineworkers has warned.

Behind the Amcu deal

2014-07-08 10:53

The ANC was keener to avoid losing political points than resolve SA's worst strike.

Numsa to continue talks to halt strike

2014-07-07 19:20

Numsa spokesperson Castro Ngobese says wage talks to settle the strike will resume on Tuesday, offering some hope to the industrial sector.

EFF, Numsa fight same cause - Malema

2014-07-03 18:01
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EFF leader Julius Malema says his party has no problem working with Numsa as both are fighting for the same cause.

Ramatlhodi warns on mining licences

2014-07-03 12:42

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi has issued a warning that mines found guilty of non-compliance risk losing their licences.

NUM lost nearly 20 000 members - Baleni

2014-07-02 20:30

The National Union of Mineworkers has lost nearly 20 000 members in the past year, says secretary general Frans Baleni.

Mr X's credibility questioned

2014-07-01 20:38

Phone records indicate that police witness "Mr X", is falsifying evidence, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana strikers decided to kill cops - Mr X

2014-07-01 05:00

Strikers decided to kill police during a platinum sector strike in Marikana, North West, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria has heard.

Lonmin employee dies as strikers return

2014-06-27 11:18

A Lonmin employee has died in Marikana as a result of epilepsy, as returning workers undergo medical tests and retraining before resuming their jobs.

Strike winners and losers

2014-06-26 07:46

Amcu achieved victory - but at the cost of its own members, says Leopold Scholtz.

No work, no pay for returning strikers

2014-06-25 11:40

Returning mineworkers will receive back pay from the effective agreement dates until the day before the strike started, with food parcels for Amplats miners.

Miners back at work as more labour strife looms

2014-06-25 08:00

Thousands of strikers have returned to Lonmin and Anglo American Platinum mines, but more industrial action looms as unions retain their economic stranglehold.

Economy set to face more labour strife

2014-06-25 05:00

Platinum miners will return to work after a bruising strike, but there is little sense of relief among investors because more industrial action is looming.

Unity of mineworkers humbling - Amcu

2014-06-24 18:44

Although the strike was daunting, the unity of striking workers was humbling, Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa says.

Platinum agreement stops hardships: Magara

2014-06-24 17:19

The end to the platinum strike has brought a stop to the hardships that the economy has suffered in the last few months, says Lonmin CEO Ben Magara.

Zuma: Thank you for efforts to end strike

2014-06-24 16:11

President Jacob Zuma has welcomed the conclusion of the strike by platinum mineworkers and thanked everyone involved in the negotiations.

Amcu members sing outside Lonmin offices

2014-06-24 14:31

Amcu members have been singing outside Lonmin's offices, where the signing of an agreement to end the five-month platinum mining strike is to take place.

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