NUM to strike at ARM nickel mine

2015-08-16 10:30

The National Union of Mineworkers will down tools at the Nkomati Nickel mine in Mpumalanga on Sunday.

Amcu accuses gold firms of overtime theft

2015-08-14 07:46

A bitter and, at first sight, complicated overtime argument has erupted between the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union and the Chamber of Mines.

Zuma urges mining firms to reconsider lay-offs

2015-08-11 13:35

President Jacob Zuma has called on mining firms to reconsider proposals to shed jobs, asking them not to "resort to retrenchments at the first possible opportunity".

NUM, chamber to blind-side Amcu in wage negotiations

2015-08-09 15:01

The Chamber of Mines and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) are going to try to catch the militant Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) unawares on Wednesday in wage negotiations in the gold mining sector.

Palabora halts mine operations amid protests

2015-08-05 18:50

Palabora Mining Company has halted operations at its copper mine after protests by members of a nearby community over job recruitment procedures, a company official says.

SA's biggest gold union said to reject pay offer

2015-08-05 08:08

Members of the National Union of Mineworkers have been rejecting a final deal tabled in wage negotiations, according to a person familiar with the discussions.

Gold sector: ‘No deal unless all unions agree’

2015-08-02 16:50

South Africa’s major mining companies are putting on a show of unity – vowing not to agree to a wage deal unless all four unions in the sector agree simultaneously.

NUM shocked by Lonmin cutting thousands of jobs

2015-07-24 15:53

The National Union of mineworkers has decried Lonmin's plan to cut 6 000 jobs as it readies to close several mine shafts in a bid to survive plunging prices.

Glencore to cut 380 jobs at SA coal mine

2015-07-22 15:05

Glencore says it will cut about 380 jobs at its Optimum Coal subsidiary after the closure of some operations at the mine.

Union slams Eskom acting CEO’s contract renewal

2015-07-15 11:28

NUM says acting Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has failed to boost the morale of his employees, after reports claimed the board had renewed his contract.


Marikana: Countdown to disaster

2015-08-16 09:08

In seven days 44 people were left dead in Marikana in what was the single most tragic week post-Apartheid. The massacre struck a chord with most South Africans. City Press asked journalists, families of the deceased and ordinary South Africans where they were on this day three years ago.

Coal strike looms as NUM spurns wage offer

2015-08-12 15:20

Tension within the mining industry has ratcheted up after union NUM rejected the latest wage offer for the coal sector as “insulting”.

Wage talks: How to break the stalemate in gold

2015-08-10 19:30

Wage negotiations will require some innovative thinking and carefully weighed compromises if a solution is to be found, according to labour analyst Terry Bell.

NUM says 11 000 members could lose jobs

2015-08-07 11:09

The National Union of Mineworkers says 11 000 members could lose their jobs after getting notifications from companies.

Ramatlhodi implores mines, unions to save jobs

2015-08-05 13:37

The mining ministry is meeting producers and unions for two days of talks on alternatives to cutting as many as 10 000 jobs.

Some NUM members snub gold wage offer

2015-08-03 16:25

Some members of the National Union of Mineworkers have rejected a pay hike of up to 17% by gold producers, a union source says.

NUM signs wage deal with Northam Platinum

2015-07-30 12:38

The National Union of Mineworkers has signed a three-year wage deal with Northam Platinum for increases of up to 17% for its lowest paid members.

Bloodshed seen if pay strike called at SA gold mines

2015-07-23 07:51

A pay strike at South African gold companies could result in more violence at the mines, said Andrew Levy, a labour-relations consultant.

Gold producers standing firm on wage offer - NUM

2015-07-16 21:15

The National Union of Mineworkers says gold producers have not moved on their wage offer, leaving protracted talks in a stalemate.

Cosatu congress could collapse - Dlamini

2015-07-13 20:33

Cosatu's special national congress is in danger of collapsing after the entire day was spent debating credentials, which has delayed proceedings.

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