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.

Vavi case should go to Labour Court - lawyer

2014-03-28 12:14

The bid by suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi to have his suspension set aside is a matter for the CCMA and Labour Court, the High Court hears.

Modise worries over 'never-ending' strike

2014-03-17 18:53

North West Premier Thandi Modise has called on miners and Amcu to increase efforts to end the protracted platinum strike because it is impacting on the economy.

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.

Talks to end Amcu strike to resume

2014-02-28 19:00

Negotiations aimed at resolving the Amcu strike at Lonmin, Impala Platinum and Anglo American Platinum will resume on Monday, the companies say.

No breakthrough in Amcu wage dispute

2014-02-22 16:22

No agreement has been reached yet in talks aimed at ending a near month long crippling strike by Amcu members at three platinum mining companies.

Union rallies behind Amcu strike

2014-02-19 16:27

Support is growing for Amcu's four-week wage strike in the platinum mining sector as the National Council of Trade Unions threw its weight behind the union.

Amcu, CCMA still locked in urgent talks

2014-02-17 16:23

Amcu and the CCMA are still negotiating an to end the crippling strike over wages in the platinum mining sector that has again rattled business confidence.

Dept rejects claim to deregister Amcu

2014-02-13 19:30

The labour department has denied planning to deregister the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, as its president Joseph Mathunjwa claimed.

Platinum talks resume

2014-02-13 07:21

Wage talks between striking mining union Amcu and platinum producers are set to resume, with the CCMA saying it is confident of a mediated solution.

Miners, CCMA move to avert strike action

2014-01-22 15:46

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration and mining firms are attempting to resolve disputes ahead of strikes in the gold and platinum sectors.

Mines confirm Amcu strike notices

2014-01-20 16:43

The three platinum companies say they have received notices from Amcu of their intention to embark on protest action for higher wages.

Amcu given right to strike - CCMA

2014-01-17 18:31

Labour union Amcu has been given the right to strike after its pay talks deadlocked with three separate platinum companies, says the CCMA.

Ex-trade unionist chairs CCMA board

2013-11-05 11:45

Former trade unionist Daniel Dube has been appointed chairperson of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration's board.

CCMA applauds SCA judgment

2013-09-25 16:19

The CCMA has declared a Supreme Court of Appeal ruling a victory for ensuring equal and affordable access to justice.

Oliphant: Violence undermines strike demands

2013-09-18 13:35

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has condemned reports of violence during the petrol attendant strike, calling upon the CCMA to help find a peaceful resolution.

Union, SABC strike pay deal

2013-09-03 19:02

The Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers' Union has accepted the SABC's offer of a 8.5% wage increase.

Gold employers make final pay offer

2013-08-27 19:55

Gold mining companies are offering a basic wage increase from 6% to 6.5% to all labour unions within the sector, the Chamber of Mines says.

Gold sector wage talks fail

2013-08-22 19:19

The CCMA says two unions in the gold mining sector could go on strike after rejecting the latest wage offer by the Chamber of Mines.

IDC, UIF deal makes big job gains

2013-08-14 20:00

Over 41 000 jobs were either saved or created last year by a joint initiative between the Industrial Development Corporation and the Unemployment Insurance Fund.

Anglo workers facing the axe

2013-07-31 14:07

AngloGold Ashanti will shed a substantial number of jobs across all its operations to cut costs, the mining company says.

Mediators named for gold wage talks

2013-07-26 18:00

The Chamber of Mines says the CCMA has assigned two mediators to assist in the disputed gold sector wage talks.

CCMA wants more Telkom talks

2013-06-06 15:05

The CCMA has called on Telkom and trade unions to resume wage negotiations and Solidarity says a strike will be the last resort if a deal is not brokered.

Amplats to start layoff process

2013-05-22 09:27

Anglo Platinum will begin the formal process of cutting 6 000 mining jobs at the end of this week, the company says.

Telkom pay dispute heads to CCMA

2013-05-15 07:28

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration will be asked to intervene in wage negotiations at Telkom after talks deadlocked, Solidarity says.


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.

Inside Labour: The art of conciliation

2014-03-21 13:03

The CCMA is working behind the scenes to end the platinum strike, says Terry Bell.

Crippling Amcu strike gains more support

2014-03-17 12:28

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union says more workers have joined the pay strike that is now in its eighth week.

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 revenue rises by R1.4bn

2014-02-27 13:57

Impala Platinum revenue of R16.5bn was 9.5% higher in the second half of last year compared to the same period in 2012, CEO Terence Goodlace

Amcu threatens to intensify pay strike

2014-02-20 16:51

There seems to be no end in sight for the platinum sector strike as Amcu members hardened their opposition to a wage offer.

Amcu leadership set to meet - CCMA

2014-02-17 21:00

Amcu has convened a meeting of its leadership structures to explore the way forward following talks with the CCMA to end a pay strike on three platinum mines.

Amcu postpones CCMA platinum wage talks

2014-02-14 09:50

Amcu says it has postponed its meeting with the CCMA about the platinum sector strike to next week, so that it can organise the funeral of a slain steward.

CCMA, Amcu set for discussions

2014-02-13 19:20

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration says it will have talks with Amcu as part of efforts to end the strike in the platinum sector.

Why Amcu shunned mine peace pact

2014-02-05 20:30

Amcu claims state apparatus is being used to purge the union, which has fuelled distrust in the agreement brokered last year by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Eskom pay hike disappoints union

2014-01-20 17:56

Solidarity says it is not satisfied with the cost-to-company pay rise of 6.3% awarded to Eskom employees.

CCMA awards Eskom workers increase

2014-01-17 22:00

The CCMA says an arbitration panel has awarded Eskom workers a cost-to-company pay rise, which include wages and other benefits.

NUM refuses to budge over Northam pay strike

2013-11-19 19:58

A wage strike at the Northam Platinum mine in Limpopo will continue until an agreement is reached, says the National Union of Mineworkers.

SA's job outlook remains bleak

2013-10-03 23:08

The unemployment rate has remained stubborn in recent years and is unlikely to improve in the short-term, the department of labour says.

Mangaung prison fires striking workers

2013-09-18 20:17

Striking G4S employees at the Mangaung prison have been dismissed, following protest action relating to a salary dispute.

Union demands recognition at Bokoni

2013-09-17 18:05

Workers at Bokoni platinum mine in Limpopo will march for union recognition, says the General Industries Workers' Union of SA.

Solidarity to consult members on wages

2013-08-28 09:56

Solidarity has asked the Chamber of Mines for more time to consult its members about the new wage offer made by gold producers on Tuesday, it said.

No end in sight for barrage of strikes

2013-08-26 23:25

Countrywide strikes in vital sectors of the economy looks set to continue into the week, raising concerns that it could paralyse the economy.

Gold sector improves wage offer

2013-08-14 21:00

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration says that the Chamber of Mines has tabled an improved wage offer for gold miners.

SABC workers want more lunch money

2013-08-08 11:49

Two SABC unions have filed a dispute with the CCMA after the SABC rejected their demands for a 10% salary increase.

CCMA mulling Lonmin jurisdiction

2013-07-30 15:18

The CCMA says it will decide within two weeks whether it has jurisdiction in a dispute between Lonmin and the National Union of Mineworkers.

Union: Telkom acting in bad faith

2013-06-04 22:35

Telkom is acting in bad faith by withdrawing a revised wage offer while unions are still considering it, says Solidarity.

Government contingent to visit Marikana

2013-05-16 21:08

Cabinet will send a delegation of ministers to Marikana in the North West to calm renewed unrest, acting Minister in the Presidency Edna Molewa says.

CCMA set to mediate Lonmin‚ Amcu talks

2013-05-09 13:53

Lonmin says that the Commission for Conciliation‚ Mediation and Arbitration has been approached, following failed talks over a new labour agreement with Amcu.

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