Plan to sell Amplats mines shocks union

2014-07-22 11:45

The Workers' Association Union has warned that plans by Amplats to sell off mines will have a devastating effect on workers in the wake of the five-month strike.

Impala meets unions at Marula

2014-07-15 12:20

Impala Platinum is meeting trade unions at its Marula mine outside Burgersfort in Limpopo over organisational issues.

NUM denied access at Impala, says Cosatu

2014-07-14 16:07

National Union of Mineworkers members have been denied entry to Impala Platinum operations in the North West, according to Cosatu.

Numsa to continue talks to halt strike

2014-07-07 19:20

Numsa spokesperson Castro Ngobese says wage talks to settle the strike will resume on Tuesday, offering some hope to the industrial sector.

JSE stocks up, resources under pressure

2014-06-30 17:59

Shares on the JSE rose even though resources came under pressure as Anglo American Platinum said it was reviewing options for its Rustenburg operations.

Strike could cost Amplats R11bn in losses

2014-06-26 06:00

Anglo Platinum CEO Chris Griffith says the mine could end up losing R11bn due to the strike and expects it will take about two weeks to resume significant output.

Mines up and running again in a few weeks

2014-06-25 10:03

Returning mineworkers will have to undergo medicals and retraining before they resume their jobs, with full operations expected to resume in a few weeks.

ANC wants prosperous platinum sector

2014-06-25 06:00

The African National Congress has called on labour and mining companies to work together to restore stability and prosperity to the platinum industry.

Nene: Business, govt must work together

2014-06-24 19:40

The private sector and government must work together to stimulate the economy, which needed to be more competitive, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Concerns about aftermath of platinum strike

2014-06-24 17:43

The resolution of the five-month strike in the platinum mining sector has been welcomed, but there have been concerns its effects would not disappear soon.

Zuma: Thank you for efforts to end strike

2014-06-24 16:11

President Jacob Zuma has welcomed the conclusion of the strike by platinum mineworkers and thanked everyone involved in the negotiations.

Amcu members sing outside Lonmin offices

2014-06-24 14:31

Amcu members have been singing outside Lonmin's offices, where the signing of an agreement to end the five-month platinum mining strike is to take place.

Platinum strike in a nutshell

2014-06-24 05:00

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union's protracted strike in the platinum mining sector has come to an end. Here are the highlights.

JSE down as earnings weigh on Naspers

2014-06-23 18:11

South African stocks have edged lower as shares in Naspers, the continent's biggest company by market value, fell after posting a surprise drop in full-year earnings.

Mathunjwa outlines pay deal to mineworkers

2014-06-23 17:09

Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa has read out the details of the wage deal for different salary bands to mineworkers at a mass rally.

Mixed messages on platinum deal

2014-06-23 13:21

Platinum producers have denied claims by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union that CEOs would be at a mass meeting near Rustenburg.

Platinum talks 'constructive'

2014-06-21 12:21

Talks aimed at resolving the five-month Amcu strike in the platinum sector have been constructive, the platinum producers say.

Miners trickle back as talks grind on

2014-06-20 18:57

Striking miners are slowly returning to the platinum belt in anticipation that the country's longest and costliest strike could come to an end and work resume.

Amcu: Demands are not new

2014-06-19 15:01

Amcu's demands in response to the in principle agreement are not new, says Amcu national treasurer Jimmy Gama.

Cracks starting to appear in mine deal

2014-06-18 12:49

It appears that Amcu is asking for more money, despite an interim agreement, says Implats, who will meet the union shortly to clarify the matter.

Platinum firms reviewing Amcu response

2014-06-17 16:00

Trade union Amcu has submitted a response to platinum mining companies over its latest wage offer and it is being analysed.

No confirmation of platinum wage deal

2014-06-16 15:47

There is no confirmation from the mining sector regarding a report that Amcu had accepted the wage deal in the platinum sector.

What platinum miners will get now

2014-06-15 16:45

The new platinum wage offer cuts into living-out allowances and benefits to increase basic wages, while substantially favouring the poorest miners.

Mathunjwa: Mine deal is imminent

2014-06-13 07:00

Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa says the union and platinum mining firms are on the cusp of a breakthrough to end a bruising five-month long wage strike.

Implats unveils wage deal details

2014-06-12 18:36

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has taken a massive step forward by taking the wage offer to members, says Implats.


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.

Implats denies Cosatu claims

2014-07-15 05:00

Impala Platinum has denied Cosatu's claims that NUM members are not being granted access to the company's North West operations.

Marula strike over, says NUM

2014-07-08 10:04

The National Union of Mineworkers has ended an unprotected strike Impala Platinum's Marula mine in Limpopo.

Wildcat strike at Implats mine continues

2014-07-07 09:30

Impala Platinum says workers are continuing with a wildcat strike over wages at its Marula mine.

Mining communities set for big changes

2014-06-27 20:47

A special committee will be tasked with strengthening co-operation between the government, communities and the industry in the North West, says the premier.

No work, no pay for returning strikers

2014-06-25 11:40

Returning mineworkers will receive back pay from the effective agreement dates until the day before the strike started, with food parcels for Amplats miners.

Miners back at work as more labour strife looms

2014-06-25 08:00

Thousands of strikers have returned to Lonmin and Anglo American Platinum mines, but more industrial action looms as unions retain their economic stranglehold.

Economy set to face more labour strife

2014-06-25 05:00

Platinum miners will return to work after a bruising strike, but there is little sense of relief among investors because more industrial action is looming.

Battle for R12 500 not over, says Mathunjwa

2014-06-24 19:01

No platinum worker will earn less than R8 000 as a basic salary, says Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa, adding that the union would continue the fight for R12 500.

Platinum agreement stops hardships: Magara

2014-06-24 17:19

The end to the platinum strike has brought a stop to the hardships that the economy has suffered in the last few months, says Lonmin CEO Ben Magara.

Amcu, platinum firms sign mine deal

2014-06-24 15:20

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union and platinum firms have signed a settlement agreement following a crippling five-month wage strike.

Strike deal averts 'catastrophe' - premier

2014-06-24 09:32

The economy has already suffered but Amcu's strike deal averts what could have become a "human catastrophe", says North West premier Supra Mahumapelo.

Hard work ahead as miners return to work

2014-06-23 20:58

The end of the five-month platinum strike is good news, but the focus must now shift to dealing with the economic impact and getting the sector back on its feet.

Amcu ends five-month platinum strike

2014-06-23 17:15

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union says miners will go back to work after accepting a wage offer to end a bruising strike.

Mathunjwa arrives in Rustenburg

2014-06-23 16:43

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa was well received at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in Phokeng, near Rustenburg.

Amcu expected to sign wage deal

2014-06-23 11:15

Amcu members were singing struggle songs as they filed into the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace to witness the signing of a wage settlement in the platinum sector.

Sibanye Gold eyes platinum mines

2014-06-20 20:36

Sibanye Gold has expressed interest in buying platinum mines, but is keeping mum on the exact details.

Platinum mines quietly optimistic

2014-06-20 18:08

Platinum producers are quietly optimistic that a negotiated settlement can be found to end the protracted wage strike as discussions continue.

Amcu seeks R3 000 come-back bonus

2014-06-18 15:50

Amcu is now making fresh demands, beyond an 'in principle' deal, including a come-back bonus and a moratorium on all restructuring and retrenchments.

Platinum strike nears end, says adviser

2014-06-18 05:00

The protracted platinum strike could be called off this week after trade union leaders responded positively to a wage offer by producers, a source says.

Platinum wage deal: Devil in the detail

2014-06-17 10:27

The only outstanding thing is to resolve the details, says Implats, which is hoping to meet with Amcu soon to finalise a deal to end the nearly 5-month-old strike.

What miners will get

2014-06-15 21:04

The new platinum wage offer cuts into living-out allowances to increase basic wages.

Mathunjwa: We accept deal in principle

2014-06-13 07:36

Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa says the union has accepted in principle a new wage offer on the platinum belt.

Platinum mining in SA set for big change

2014-06-12 20:08

The Amcu strike was the culmination of trends building up over 130 years and the sector's management will look vastly different in five years, says an expert.

Mathunjwa to meet striking miners

2014-06-12 13:05

Amcu leaderJoseph Mathunjwa is expected to have a meeting with striking miners to update them on the progress of wage talks with platinum producers.

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