Amcu holds key to mining stability - union

2014-09-30 06:00

The Association of Mining and Construction Union should use its influence in the gold mining industry to promote unity and sustainability, says Solidarity.

Royal Bafokeng miners' home dreams come true

2014-09-17 09:30

Thanks to a R2.8bn project that will provide housing for all employees over the next five years, Royal Bafokeng Platinum miners are moving up in the world.

Lonmin employee ordered to apologise

2014-09-15 14:49

A senior Lonmin employee had to apologise at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry for describing Amcu's president as a liar on national radio.

Reopening wage negotiations illegal, inquiry hears

2014-09-15 12:52

Lonmin was unwilling to reopen wage negotiations in 2012 because it would have been illegal and set the wrong precedent, a senior employee has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Mathunjwa wanted bargaining seat - Lonmin

2014-09-11 18:43

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa offered to call off the August 2012 strike in exchange for a seat on the negotiation table, the Farlam Commission has heard.

NUM warns of more job cuts

2014-09-10 19:44

Job losses in the mining and construction industries are worrying, says the National Union of Mineworkers.

Farlam inquiry accused of NUM alignment

2014-09-09 13:00

Lonmin mineworkers have accused the Farlam Commission of Inquiry of being affiliated to the National Union of Mineworkers, a commissioner says.

Farlam calls off Marikana inspection

2014-09-08 16:29

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry's inspection in loco has been abruptly called off after miners shouted obscenities at a woman wearing a National Union of Mineworkers T-shirt.

Unions will not buy Amplats mines

2014-08-21 07:00

Mining unions Amcu and NUM say they have no plans to buy two mines Amplats is selling off as it seeks to focus on more profitable, mechanised operations.

Slog back bodes ill for platinum trio

2014-08-15 06:00

The experience of Harmony Gold provides a warning for investors and traders banking on the platinum sector making a swift recovery from the crippling five-month strike.

Minister happy to join in Marikana commemoration

2014-08-13 14:45

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi would be happy to participate in the commemoration of the Marikana shootings.

Sibiya: Mining industry vibrant and thriving

2014-08-08 14:58

Chamber of Mines chief executive Bheki Sibiya says the mining industry is the backbone of the economy, adding that people need mineral products.

Amcu calls for peace after murder

2014-08-05 12:13

Mining union Amcu has called for peace in the North West platinum belt following the murder of its branch secretary last month, saying it is not a violent union.

Neasa not fazed by Numsa, Cosatu threats

2014-07-31 10:52

The National Employers' Association of South Africa says it is not fazed or intimidated by Numsa and Cosatu's threats against its members.

NUM unhappy about Eskom strike interdict

2014-07-29 20:45

The National Union of Mineworkers has expressed anger at Eskom because the para-statal has obtained a strike interdict against workers.

Marikana miners were unstoppable - Lonmin guard

2014-07-28 13:07

It was impossible for Lonmin mine security guards in Marikana to halt a crowd of protesting miners heading towards offices of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on 11 August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

SA union war follows old pattern on new turf

2014-07-20 13:51

When a wildcat strike hit Impala Platinum's Marula mine in Limpopo, union leaders there had no idea it was coming.

Amcu leader blamed for Marikana - Mr X

2014-07-17 13:42

Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa caused the confrontation between police officers and striking Marikana miners which left 34 people dead, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Mine derecognises Amcu

2014-07-15 13:30

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has lost its recognition status at Samancor Western Chrome mines outside Mooinooi in North West.

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.

No need for strike violence - Zuma

2014-07-10 15:17

President Jacob Zuma says there is no need for violence during a strike, as the pay dispute in the metals industry continues.

NUM warns Eskom to allow strikes

2014-07-08 15:30

State owned power utility Eskom is "sitting on a time bomb" for not allowing its workers to strike, the National Union of Mineworkers has warned.

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.

Mpumalanga mine rockfall kills miner

2014-07-06 08:01

A miner has been killed during a rock fall at Exxaro's Arnot coal mine in Mpumalanga, the National Union of Mineworkers says.

Inside Labour: Rank and file find their voice

2014-07-04 07:14

There seems to be renewed confidence and determination abroad among organised workers at rank and file level, says Terry Bell.


End in sight for Marikana inquiry

2014-09-29 19:59

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry has concluded the phase of receiving evidence from witnesses.

Reopening wage talks illegal

2014-09-15 19:15

Lonmin was unwilling to reopen wage negotiations in 2012 because it would have been illegal, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Lonmin employee did not encourage collective talks

2014-09-15 14:11

A senior Lonmin employee did not think NUM and Amcu would have met to resolve the 2012 Marikana strike, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Sibanye, unions to start talks on job cuts

2014-09-12 15:36

Sibanye Gold says it is set for talks with unions about possible job cuts at its Cooke 4 mine, but NUM has threatened to strike if the mine tried to trim staff.

Unhappiness over platinum wage deal - NUM

2014-09-11 05:00

Platinum workers are dissatisfied with the wage agreement that ended the five-month strike within the sector, claims the National Union of Mineworkers.

Discuss making Lesotho part of SA - NUM

2014-09-10 16:21

Serious discussions should take place about Lesotho becoming a part of South Africa, says the National Union of Mineworkers.

Cosatu condemns attack on NUM member

2014-09-08 21:09

Cosatu has appealed for tolerance among workers after a National Union of Mineworkers member came under attack in Marikana.

Obscenities shouted at NUM member in Marikana

2014-09-08 15:11

Miners shouted obscenities at a woman wearing a red National Union of Mineworkers T-shirt when she joined the Farlam Commission of Inquiry's inspection in loco in Marikana, North West.

Zokwana wasn't listening - Marikana survivor

2014-08-18 13:26

Former NUM president Senzeni Zokwana was not prepared to listen when he spoke to protesting Marikana miners on 15 August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Northam Platinum swings to loss after strike

2014-08-14 11:28

Northam Platinum has fallen into a loss because of a protracted strike at its key operations.

Ramaphosa tells of 'perfect storm'

2014-08-11 17:25

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has been questioned at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry about why Amcu was not involved in the labour unrest.

Give hit-squad info to cops, says NUM

2014-08-05 21:00

The National Union of Mineworkers says the Amcu must forward information on hit squads to the police and stop what is calls "public posturing".

NUM seeks double-digit Eskom wage hike

2014-08-04 19:21

The National Union of Mineworkers has handed over a memorandum to Eskom, demanding a 12% across-the-board salary increase.

NUM signs wage agreement with Kumba

2014-07-31 09:31

The National Union of Mineworkers has signed a three-year wage deal with Kumba Iron Ore, says the union.

Lonmin guard: Marikana attack was quick

2014-07-28 17:52

Lonmin security guards did not assist protesting Marikana miners attacked by NUM members on 11 August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

NUM opposes Amplats mines sale

2014-07-21 10:55

The National Union of Mineworkers says plans by Anglo American Platinum to sell some of its mines will result in job losses, which is punishment for poor workers.

NUM 'disgusted' by R200m loan for Tsogo execs

2014-07-18 08:48

The National Union of Mineworkers says it was not was necessary for Tsogo Sun to empower five rich individuals by awarding them a R200m loan.

Royal Bafokeng Platinum, NUM conclude deal

2014-07-17 10:58

Royal Bafokeng Platinum says it has concluded a five-year wage agreement with the National Union of Mineworkers.

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.

Eskom can afford 12% - NUM

2014-07-14 19:27

Eskom can afford to grant a 12% increase in wage negotiations, claims the National Union of Mineworkers.

NUM not losing members, says Baleni

2014-07-08 17:15

The National Union of Mineworkers is not at risk of losing members at Impala Platinum's Marula mine after a wildcat strike, says general secretary Frans Baleni.

NUM must defend itself - leaders

2014-07-08 12:43

The National Union of Mineworkers must defend itself, its leaders say after three of its members were attacked in Rustenburg.

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.

2 000 NUM miners down tools

2014-07-04 18:20

A spokesperson for Impala Platinum's Marula mine says about 2 000 miners affiliated to NUM have gone on strike, demanding higher wages.

Summit needed to analyse media - SACP

2014-07-03 18:01

SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande has called for a summit to analyse local and international media.

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