Chamber of Mines worried over blackouts

2014-12-10 05:00

The Chamber of Mines has expressed concern that Eskom's rolling blackouts will have a negative impact on the mining sector and the economy.

Gauteng ANC plans mining buyout - report

2014-08-10 08:28

The Gauteng ANC plans to table a Zimbabwe-style policy that could see government forcing mining houses to sell shares in a move that could be construed as a subtle form of nationalisation, according to a report.

Six things to know about the illegal mining boom

2014-06-26 13:36

As police open a murder investigation into the deaths of at least 10 illegal miners at a gold mine in Benoni, News24 looks at the facts behind the illegal mining boom.

Amcu refused permission for gold strike

2014-06-23 12:41

South Africa's labour court has ruled that Amcu, which is leading a crippling platinum sector stoppage, may not strike in the gold sector, says an official.

Strikes key to social justice - Amcu

2014-06-05 19:58

The right to strike has been used to achieve social justice, the Labour Court has heard

Amcu gold strike ruling out soon

2014-01-30 07:30

A ruling on the legality of a planned strike by trade union Amcu in the gold mining sector is expected in the Johannesburg Labour Court.

Chamber of Mines takes Amcu to court

2014-01-22 07:30

The Chamber of Mines is seeking damages against union Amcu over its intention to embark on an "illegal" strike in the gold sector.

Madiba raised SA's stature - Chamber

2013-12-06 20:21

Nelson Mandela raised the stature of South Africa as a leading nation during his presidency, the Chamber of Mines says.

Mining the most transformed sector - chamber

2013-11-05 12:43

The mining industry is currently the most transformed of all the country's major industries, says the Chamber of Mines of SA.

Amcu, employers to discuss wage deal

2013-09-13 10:25

Union Amcu and the Chamber of Mines will meet to have talks about implementing the gold sector wage deal, the chamber said.

Gold wage agreement a victory

2013-09-11 18:03

The two-year wage agreement signed in the gold industry is a victory for collective bargaining and labour relations, trade union Solidarity says.

Relief as gold mining operations resume

2013-09-09 16:59

Gold producers say they are pleased that striking miners are back at work, adding that a two-year salary agreement will be signed shortly.

Gold mine strike: A wait-and-see game

2013-09-06 16:26

Despite optimism that striking miners will return to work, NUM says there are no guarantees that all its members will agree to the pay deal from gold producers.

Gold producers make new wage offer

2013-09-05 10:59

South African gold producers have made a new wage offer to tens of thousands of striking miners in a bid to end work stoppages that have crippled production.

Peaceful strikes at Harmony mine

2013-09-04 16:12

Harmony Gold's management has commended workers for maintaining peace during their strike.

Strike hits gold mines hard

2013-09-04 13:10

Gold mines have been severely affected by strike action with only six out of 23 listed mines fully operational, the Chamber of Mines says.

Zuma urges gold wage deal

2013-09-03 12:04

President Jacob Zuma has urged parties in the gold mining industry to avoid damaging consequences and reach a wage agreement soon.

Gear up for strike lockdown

2013-09-01 17:03

A strike in the gold mining sector is all but certain, after the National Union of Mineworkers, issued a strike notice to employers.

Gold strike can be averted - chamber

2013-08-29 23:12

The Chamber of Mines says no official notice of planned strike action in the gold mining sector has been received, adding that it wants to avoid industrial action.

NUM rejects chamber's final wage offer

2013-08-28 07:23

The National Union of Mineworkers says the Chamber of Mines' final pay offer is 'a joke', and that it rejects it 'with contempt'.

Amcu was invited to lekgotla - chamber

2013-08-27 19:30

Organisers of a three-day mining lekgotla in Johannesburg have denied that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction has been excluded.

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.

Lines still open on gold pay talks

2013-08-25 13:37

Negotiations between Solidarity and the Chamber of Mines on salary increases in the gold mining sector are scheduled to continue on Monday, says the trade union.

Unions reject wage offer

2013-08-21 15:22

Trade unions have rejected a revised offer made by the Chamber of Mines, Trade union Solidarity says.

Union declares wage dispute

2013-08-12 19:38

Coal sector wage talks have hit a snag when Solidarity declared a dispute with the Chamber of Mines after talks reached a deadlock over housing allowance.


Bid to make mines safer

2014-11-19 19:35

An initiative to make mining safer and provide skills to workers has been announced at the mine health and safety summit held, says the Chamber of Mines.

6 things to know about illegal mining

2014-06-26 14:38

As police open a murder investigation into the deaths of at least 10 illegal miners at a gold mine in Benoni, News24 looks at the facts behind the illegal mining boom.

Amcu must abide by rules - Solidarity

2014-06-23 14:56

Amcu must follow the rules, after the Labour Court made permanent an interim order preventing the union from striking in the gold mining sector, says Solidarity.

Amcu labour court case continues

2014-06-06 08:11

The Labour Court in Johannesburg is on Friday expected to continue hearing Amcu's bid to strike for higher wages in the gold sector.

Amcu part of gold sector deal, court hears

2014-06-05 18:55

Collective agreements apply to all employees, even members of minority unions, the Labour Court has heard.

Amcu sings ahead of court challenge

2014-01-22 11:15

Members of union Amcu sang and danced outside the Johannesburg Labour Court, ahead of the Chamber of Mines' legal challenge to their planned gold sector strike.

Amcu issues gold, platinum strike notices

2014-01-20 13:17

Union Amcu says it is to embark on a strike later this week in both the platinum and gold sectors, after issuing employers of both sectors with strike notices.

Mining chamber gets new president

2013-11-05 16:52

The Chamber of Mines of SA has announced that Mike Teke will replace Mark Cutifani as its president.

NUM signs wage deal in coal sector

2013-09-30 16:48

The National Union of Mineworkers has signed a wage agreement with coal producers, averting a possible strike that could have hit supplies to power utility Eskom.

Sibanye pays dividends as independent firm

2013-09-12 12:05

Gold producer Sibanye Gold's board has declared a dividend equivalent to 25% of normalised earnings within its first six months as an independent company.

Gold mining pay dispute not yet over

2013-09-10 19:14

While some unions in the gold industry have signed the two-year wage agreement with producers, Amcu has failed to come to the table, says the Chamber of Mines.

Harmony Gold operations back to normal

2013-09-09 09:42

Harmony Gold says operations at all its mines have returned to normal after striking miners resumed work.

NUM takes revised offer to workers

2013-09-05 16:45

The NUM's strike committee has taken the Chamber of Mines' revised offer to its striking members for consideration, the union says.

NUM shows some flexibility as strike bites

2013-09-05 08:46

The National Union of Mineworkers has opened the prospect of a compromise, saying it is prepared to lower its demands for some employee categories.

Unions reach deal with two gold mines

2013-09-04 14:30

The National Union of Mineworkers says the two settlements reached are mine-specific and do not change the dynamics of the strike in other mines.

Solidarity will not strike

2013-09-03 16:33

Solidarity says it expects the Chamber of Mines to make an acceptable offer and will not take part in the gold sector strike at this stage.

Minister: Gold strike will hurt economy

2013-09-03 11:02

A protracted strike in the gold sector will harm the economy and the government is ready to intervene to engage the parties, Mines Minister Susan Shabangu says.

Mines must give big increases - NUM

2013-08-30 18:05

The National Union of Mineworkers has dismissed as "a joke" the offer made by mining companies, as it prepares for strike action.

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.

Labour woes continue as strikes grow

2013-08-27 23:52

South Africa is set for more labour disruptions with petrol station and car dealership workers also expected to embark on strike action for higher wages.

Gold sector pay talks to continue

2013-08-27 09:09

The Chamber of Mines is set to meet gold producers for further discussions on a wage increase offer, trade union Solidarity said.

Soldarity only union still in pay talks

2013-08-26 11:39

Trade union Solidarity is now the sole remaining union in the gold sector to continue wage increase negotiations with the Chamber of Mines.

Gold wage talks stuck, strike risk rises

2013-08-21 19:30

Weeks of wage talks between gold producers and unions have failed to bridge the chasm between their positions, increasing the prospect of crippling strikes.

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.

Job grading is key to pay talks - unions

2013-08-06 11:31

Overhauling the job categories system in the gold mining sector is at the heart of wage negotiations and a sentiment shared by rival unions, a report says.

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