Impala mineworkers died working for their families – Amcu

2016-01-27 21:29

The mineworkers who died in an underground fire at Impala Platinum mine were trying to improve their lives and those of their families, Amcu has said.

NUM inks 3-yr wage deal with Sibanye Gold

2015-10-22 09:58

The National Union of Mineworkers has signed a three-year wage agreement with gold miner Sibanye Gold, the union has confirmed.

Return to talks or face gold strike - Amcu

2015-10-14 14:36

The Association of Mining and Construction Workers has called on gold miners to return to the negotiation table if they want to avoid a strike in the sector.

Amcu votes to strike in gold sector

2015-10-11 18:30

Amcu mine workers have voted to down tools at the operations of AngloGold Ashanti, Harmony Gold and Sibanye Gold, says union leader leader Joseph Mathunjwa.

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.

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.

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.


Gideon du Plessis: Mining strike pains. Is half a bread loaf better than none?

2016-01-27 07:09

Solidarity's Gideon du Plessis looks at the mining the sector, with a possible strike at Sibanye Gold and make-or-break platinum wage talks due later this year.

Amcu snubs Phakisa, says don't know what it is

2015-10-15 18:13

Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa says he won't take part in Mining Phakisa sessions, adding that government is "hellbent on policies that do not address the ills of the past".

Union plans to strike in gold sector

2015-10-12 06:48

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union is ready to strike for higher wages in the gold sector, the group’s leader has said.

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.

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 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.

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.

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