ARTICLES RELATING TO AMCU

NUM: Mineworker not allowed back at work

2014-11-18 16:15

A Lonmin employee has not been allowed to return to work despite having won a case at the CCMA, the National Union of Mineworkers says.

Lonmin spread misinformation - Marikana lawyer

2014-11-11 18:46

Lonmin spread misinformation about striking mine workers and Amcu's role in the strike at Marikana in August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Farlam Commission hearing final arguments

2014-11-05 16:04

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry investigating the deaths of 44 people in strike-related violence at Marikana in August 2012 has started hearing final arguments.

Final lap for Marikana inquiry

2014-10-01 06:26

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry has been granted its final extension, spokesperson Phuti Setati says.

Farlam inquiry returns to Marikana site

2014-09-30 12:38

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry has visited areas where protesting Lonmin miners were shot in August 2012, amid increased security after chaos broke out during a previous inspection in loco.

End in sight for Marikana inquiry

2014-09-29 19:59

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry has concluded the phase of receiving evidence from witnesses.

Lonmin employee ordered to apologise

2014-09-15 14:49

A senior Lonmin employee had to apologise at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry for describing Amcu's president as a liar on national radio.

Reopening wage negotiations illegal, inquiry hears

2014-09-15 12:52

Lonmin was unwilling to reopen wage negotiations in 2012 because it would have been illegal and set the wrong precedent, a senior employee has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Unhappiness over platinum wage deal - NUM

2014-09-11 05:00

Platinum workers are dissatisfied with the wage agreement that ended the five-month strike within the sector, claims the National Union of Mineworkers.

Lonmin dismisses job cut reports

2014-08-26 17:42

Lonmin says its immediate focus is to achieve a safe ramp-up of production in order to rebuild the business and restore profitability.

Jobs bloodbath: Lonmin, unions in the dark

2014-08-26 07:00

Lonmin boss Ben Magara has denied reports of plans to slash the workforce and close shafts, while trade unions say they are not aware of any lay-offs.

Lonmin did not care - Marikana miner

2014-08-25 14:42

The violence at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana occurred because mine bosses did not care, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana fund gets R2m boost from Amcu

2014-08-17 11:54

A trust fund has been established to help the families of slain Marikana mineworkers, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union says.

Marikana fund gets R2m boost from Amcu

2014-08-16 21:59

A trust fund has been established to help the families of slain Marikana mineworkers, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union says.

Implats warns of sharp fall in profits

2014-08-15 16:36

Impala Platinum has issued a stark profit warning, saying full year earnings would fall by up to 75%.

Northam Platinum swings to loss after strike

2014-08-14 11:28

Northam Platinum has fallen into a loss because of a protracted strike at its key operations.

We all failed Marikana miners - Ramaphosa

2014-08-12 12:26

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has told the Farlam inquiry that the Marikana tragedy was "a collective failure by many role players".

Give hit-squad info to cops, says NUM

2014-08-05 21:00

The National Union of Mineworkers says the Amcu must forward information on hit squads to the police and stop what is calls "public posturing".

Amcu calls for peace after murder

2014-08-05 12:13

Mining union Amcu has called for peace in the North West platinum belt following the murder of its branch secretary last month, saying it is not a violent union.

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.

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.

 

Mineworker not allowed back at work - NUM

2014-11-18 15:44

NUM says a Lonmin employee has not been allowed to return to work despite having won a case at the CCMA.

Amcu no villain at Marikana, inquiry hears

2014-11-11 15:48

Amcu leadership in the days leading up to the August 2012 shootings at Marikana acted responsibly and constructively in trying to avert violence, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Stop lying to workers, says Baleni

2014-10-09 12:38

Mine management must be honest and transparent to workers, says National Union of Mineworkers general secretary Frans Baleni.

Marikana miners haunted by police attack

2014-09-30 20:04

Lonmin miners who survived the 16 August 2012 shootings at Marikana say they are haunted by memories of the confrontation with police.

Amcu holds key to mining stability - union

2014-09-30 06:00

The Association of Mining and Construction Union should use its influence in the gold mining industry to promote unity and sustainability, says Solidarity.

Reopening wage talks illegal

2014-09-15 19:15

Lonmin was unwilling to reopen wage negotiations in 2012 because it would have been illegal, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Lonmin employee did not encourage collective talks

2014-09-15 14:11

A senior Lonmin employee did not think NUM and Amcu would have met to resolve the 2012 Marikana strike, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Mathunjwa wanted bargaining seat - Lonmin

2014-09-11 18:43

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa offered to call off the August 2012 strike in exchange for a seat on the negotiation table, the Farlam Commission has heard.

Farlam inquiry accused of NUM alignment

2014-09-09 13:00

Lonmin mineworkers have accused the Farlam Commission of Inquiry of being affiliated to the National Union of Mineworkers, a commissioner says.

Lonmin wanted to divide, rule - Shabangu

2014-08-26 13:57

Platinum miner Lonmin used divide-and-rule tactics on its workers, former mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Lonmin to cut up to 5 700 jobs - sources

2014-08-25 18:52
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Lonmin aims to cut around 21% of its workforce and close up to 11 shafts, as part of a drive to restore profits after a protracted wage strike, sources say.

Unions will not buy Amplats mines

2014-08-21 07:00

Mining unions Amcu and NUM say they have no plans to buy two mines Amplats is selling off as it seeks to focus on more profitable, mechanised operations.

I'm no hero - Mathunjwa

2014-08-16 22:37
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To his supporters and followers Joseph Mathunjwa, the president of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union is a hero, but he regards himself as a failure.

Mathunjwa receives rousing welcome in Marikana

2014-08-16 20:28

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa has arrived to a rousing welcome at the Nkaneng informal settlement in Wonderkop near Marikana in North West.

Slog back bodes ill for platinum trio

2014-08-15 06:00

The experience of Harmony Gold provides a warning for investors and traders banking on the platinum sector making a swift recovery from the crippling five-month strike.

Ramaphosa's 2nd day at Marikana hearings - as it happened

2014-08-12 15:40
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There were more angry shouts of "he (Ramaphosa) killed them!" as the Farlam Commission came to a close on Tuesday.

Ramaphosa tells of 'perfect storm'

2014-08-11 17:25

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has been questioned at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry about why Amcu was not involved in the labour unrest.

Amplats sale not linked to strike - Amcu

2014-08-05 15:47

Amcu says Anglo American Platinum's plan to sell its mines was a long time coming and not related to its wage strike, adding that there is no need to panic.

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.

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.

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