ARTICLES RELATING TO AMPLATS

End in sight for costly platinum strike

2014-04-18 10:11
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Platinum producers have made a new wage offer in a bid to end a three-month strike at their mines that has hit 40% of global output of the industrial metal.

Amcu, mine CEO's set for more talks

2014-04-17 19:51

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union and platinum mining bosses will resume talks to help end a damaging strike entering its 13th week.

Open your pockets for striking miners - Amcu

2014-04-16 05:30
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The Association of Mineworkers Construction Union is appealing for funds to help striking members who have gone nearly three months without pay.

Fears grow of mine job cuts

2014-04-08 21:00

It is looking more inevitable that a strike on the platinum mines could lead to a painful restructuring process that could result in tens of thousands of job cuts.

Mining community hungry, living in fear

2014-04-04 15:46
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People staying near platinum mines in Rustenburg in the North West are hungry and living in fear.

Amcu warns mines against closures

2014-04-03 18:56

Any shaft closures by Lonmin, Implats and Amplats will result in strikes , says Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president Joseph Mathunjwa.

Workers want out, but Amcu stands firm

2014-04-03 16:43

Amcu will not abandon its pay demand, says the trade union's leader Joseph Mathunjwa, while Lonmin's CEO says striking workers want to return to work.

Non-striking miners attacked

2014-04-02 19:32

A non-striking mineworker has been attacked at his home and another had his car set alight in villages near Rustenburg, North West.

JSE hits record highs, Amplats surges

2014-04-01 18:12

South African stocks scaled record peaks, with Anglo Platinum blazing the uphill trail after sending force majeure notices to some suppliers.

Gordhan: Strikes less harmful to economy

2014-03-30 12:04

Platinum strikes over the past ten weeks will cause less economic damage than industrial action in 2012, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Griffith: Mine job cuts are inevitable

2014-03-28 19:14

CEO Chris Griffith says job cuts are a certainty in the platinum belt because of losses from a 10-week strike in the industry, raising the risk of further unrest.

Amcu pay hike will be disastrous - Implats

2014-03-27 19:19

Implats says Amcu's revised pay demand of a minimum monthly wage of R12 500 put into effect over four years will lead to job cuts and shaft closures.

Amcu march disrupts traffic

2014-03-27 13:13

Lunch time traffic came to a standstill on Jan Smuts Avenue in Johannesburg as hundreds of Amcu-affiliated mineworkers marched to the Impala Platinum head office in Sandton.

Strike fatigue sets in amid fresh talks

2014-03-26 17:46

While negotiations aimed at ending a protracted strike in the platinum mining sector are set to begin, some miners want to ditch Amcu, says a union leader.

Amcu is being irresponsible - Cosatu

2014-03-25 16:36

The striking Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union is simply being irresponsible, according to Cosatu.

Numsa signs Amplats wage offer

2014-03-20 19:02

Amplats chief executive Chris Griffith has welcomed the move by the National Union of Metalworkers of SA to sign its wage offer with increases of up to 8.5%.

Cattle and caravans sold as strike bites

2014-03-20 13:49

As South Africa's biggest post-apartheid mine strike marks its eighth week, it is already denting growth and export earnings.

Amcu issues challenge to Amplats CEO

2014-03-18 14:36

Amcu has challenged the CEO of Anglo American Platinum to sleep in a hostel for a week, as the union handed over a memorandum with its pay demands to the firm.

New spat emerges in platinum strike

2014-03-10 19:35

The Chamber of Mines and the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration are engaged in a tense standoff over negotiations to end Amcu's pay strike.

Zuma gets deadline for Amcu petition

2014-03-06 20:18

President Jacob Zuma has two weeks to respond to a petition by Amcu, which claims that state resources have been used to destabilise the union.

Mathunjwa: Workers have last say on strike

2014-03-06 14:53

Members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union will themselves decide when the platinum mine strike will end, says president Joseph Mathunjwa.

Crippling Amcu strike rumbles on

2014-03-05 16:27

The stage is set for a protracted and grinding showdown between platinum mines and Amcu workers, following collapsed talks and rejected revised wage demands.

Mines spurn Amcu's revised wage demands

2014-03-04 21:01

Platinum producers have rejected the rejigged wage demand by striking Amcu members, saying it still remains unrealistic.

Hopes of breakthrough in Amcu strike

2014-03-04 13:10

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa says the revised wage demand aims to give employers a breather and that workers are also willing to scale back on allowances.

Amcu plans Union Buildings march

2014-03-03 16:33

Amcu willl stage a march in Pretoria to present a memorandum to President Jacob Zuma and platinum bosses as its five-week pay strike rumbles on.

 

Fresh pay offer on the table for Amcu

2014-04-18 05:30
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Amcu has been urged to accept a new wage offer for an increase of up to 10%, which allows entry level underground miners to get R12 500 per month by July 2017.

Amcu, platinum bosses in fresh talks

2014-04-17 11:42

Leaders of striking Amcu and the CEOs of the world's three biggest platinum producers are set to meet in a renewed drive to end the crippling strike.

NUM regaining members in platinum belt

2014-04-10 11:01

NUM says it is winning back members on the platinum belt from rival Amcu and is poised to regain recognition status at one of Anglo American Platinum's mines.

Mineworkers buying food on credit

2014-04-04 21:00
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As a strike in the platinum mining sector rumbles on, people are finding it difficult to put food on the table.

Amplats still set on R600m damages claim

2014-04-04 07:39

Anglo American Platinum will continue to pursue the legal process of claiming R600m in damages from union Amcu, says its chairperson Valli Moosa.

Lonmin boss: I feel for the mineworkers

2014-04-03 18:10

Lonmin CEO Ben Magara says the company is prepared for more talks to improve the conditions of employees as an Amcu led strikes rumbles on.

Platinum mines warn suppliers

2014-04-02 20:15

Lonmin has joined Amplats in sending out force majeure notices to some suppliers of goods and services due to the widening impact of a 10-week strike.

Platinum strike continues despite meeting

2014-04-01 19:13

The strike in the platinum sector continues, following a meeting between employers, Amcu, and the CCMA.

Amplats declares force majeure over strike

2014-04-01 16:21

Anglo American Platinum has sent force majeure notices to some of the suppliers to its South African mines, due to the widening impact of the strike.

New agreement on the cards for Amcu

2014-03-28 22:32

A complex deal will be on the table when the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration makes another attempt to resolve the platinum sector strike.

Amplats will not make profit at strike-hit mines

2014-03-28 16:07

Anglo American Platinum won't make a profit at its Rustenburg mines this year due to the strike, says its chief executive.

Amcu calls for mass mines strike

2014-03-27 18:23
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Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa says it will continue its marches for higher wages, adding that it wants workers in the gold and coal sectors to join them.

Amcu miners gather for march to Implats

2014-03-27 12:16

Several buses carrying Amcu members have arrived ahead of a planned protest march to the head offices of Impala Platinum in Sandton.

Lonmin CEO sees no end to Amcu strike

2014-03-26 10:29
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While the government mediator will meet with Amcu to restart talks, the CEO of Lonmin has told staff to take leave, because the strike looks set to continue.

Platinum strike causing 'irreparable' damage

2014-03-25 09:29

The financial cost does not tell the full story, say platinum producers of a strike that has left people hungry, caused businesses to close and crime to spiral.

North West attack linked to Amcu strike

2014-03-20 14:36

Four men have assaulted a mineworker and his girlfriend before setting their shack alight in Thekwana outside Rustenburg, North West.

Mining firms playing games - Amcu

2014-03-18 19:05

Platinum sector talks to end the wage dispute which involve traditional leaders will only result in ethnic violence in the platinum belt, warns the union Amcu.

Strike threatens platinum sector viability

2014-03-18 07:47

With shareholders facing steep losses and almost half of mine shafts unprofitable, the platinum strike is threatening an industry already in deep trouble.

Platinum firms feeling strike heat

2014-03-09 14:47

Cracks are beginning to form in the united front presented by platinum mining companies, reports City Press.

Shabangu colluding with mines, says Amcu

2014-03-06 18:05

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa has accused Mines Minister Susan Shabangu of working with platinum mining firms to sue the union in a bid to halt its pay strike.

Amcu ready for march in Pretoria

2014-03-06 10:49

Members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union have gathered at Marabastad in Pretoria ahead of a march to the Union Buildings.

Mine strike negotiations deadlock

2014-03-05 14:29

Mediation talks to end the strike in the platinum mining sector have been adjourned until parties indicate a willingness to return to the negotiating table.

Implats not happy with Amcu concession

2014-03-04 20:41

The revised wage demands by striking Amcu members is still unachievable and unsustainable, according to platinum producer Implats.

Platinum strike cripples Rustenburg

2014-03-04 12:26

A month-long wage strike at platinum mines in Rustenburg, North West, is now affecting small businesses and families.

Amcu member held for illegal gun

2014-02-28 21:05

An Amcu shop steward at Impala Platinum has been arrested in Victory Park, near Rustenburg, for possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition.

 
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