ARTICLES RELATING TO NUM

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
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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.

Ramatlhodi warns on mining licences

2014-07-03 12:42

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi has issued a warning that mines found guilty of non-compliance risk losing their licences.

NUM lost nearly 20 000 members - Baleni

2014-07-02 20:30

The National Union of Mineworkers has lost nearly 20 000 members in the past year, says secretary general Frans Baleni.

NUM against nuclear energy

2014-07-02 19:34

The National Union of Mineworkers does not support nuclear power to alleviate the country's energy crisis, says its acting president.

NUM against nuclear energy

2014-07-02 14:41

The National Union of Mineworkers does not support nuclear power to alleviate the country's energy crisis, its acting president Thamsanqa Matosa says.

Marikana strikers decided to kill cops - Mr X

2014-07-01 05:00

Strikers decided to kill police during a platinum sector strike in Marikana, North West, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria has heard.

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.

NUM rejects Eskom wage offer

2014-06-24 18:33

The National Union of Mineworkers has rejected a 5.6% wage increase offer from state power utility Eskom, demanding a 12% rise across the board.

Unions have no right to violence - Baleni

2014-06-22 16:30

Trade unions have no right to embark on violence during strikes, says the National Union of Mineworkers.

NUM condemns burning of member's car

2014-06-10 14:39

The National Union of Mineworkers has condemned the burning of a member's car in Sefikile village, North West.

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.

Lonmin insistence on NUM 'cynical'

2014-06-05 14:00

Lonmin's insistence in 2012 on conducting pay talks only via the National Union of Mineworkers in Marikana was cynical, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

NUM on bonus strike at Group Five

2014-06-03 16:52

National Union of Mineworkers members at Group Five in Durban are on strike over bonuses, says the union.

Call for calm on platinum belt

2014-05-29 11:04

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has called on communities in the platinum belt to exercise restraint after two houses were allegedly petrol bombed.

Talks to end platinum strike continue

2014-05-26 17:54

Labour court-facilitated talks aimed at resolving the over four-month-old wage strike in the platinum mining sector is on going, says a spokesperson.

 

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
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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.

Nzimande: Amcu strike was disastrous

2014-07-03 14:23

The protracted platinum strike was disastrous and workers will never recover from the five months lost, says SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande.

EFF, Amcu want to destabilise SA - Duarte

2014-07-02 20:40
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The Economic Freedom Fighters and trade union Amcu are working together to destabilise the country and the ANC government, ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte says.

Num against nuclear energy

2014-07-02 19:35

The National Union of Mineworkers does not support nuclear power to alleviate the country's energy crisis, says its acting president.

Miners not celebrating wage deal - NUM

2014-07-02 16:24

Platinum sector workers celebrated returning to their jobs more than their wage settlement, says a NUM official.

Mr X quizzed about Mathunjwa's visit

2014-07-01 15:38

"Mr X" has been confronted at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry regarding his evidence that Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa addressed Marikana strikers on 14 August 2012.

Alleged spy killed in Marikana, inquiry hears

2014-06-30 13:13

A man believed to be a spy was shot dead by strikers during the violent strike at Lonmin in Marikana in August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

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.

Strikers killed cops during confrontation - Mr X

2014-06-24 16:47

Two policemen have been killed and one injured during a confrontation with strikers in Marikana in the North West during a platinum miners' strike, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

NUM: Nuclear an investment in national suicide

2014-06-19 10:42

Government and the ANC should remember Fukushima and Chernobyl and reconsider plans to forge ahead with expanding nuclear energy, says union NUM.

Ma Mbeki a unique individual, says NUM

2014-06-08 11:42

The ANC stalwart Epainette Mbeki, the mother of former president Thabo Mbeki, was a rare and unique individual who had heartfelt concern over the poor, NUM says.

Gold sector deal worthless - Amcu

2014-06-05 14:35

A collective agreement between the Chamber of Mines and trade unions in the gold sector has little or no value, the Labour Court has heard.

Kumba wage talks set to begin

2014-06-04 18:49

Pay talks between the National Union of Mineworkers and Kumba Iron Ore are set to begin this week, the trade union says.

Gold Fields to shut South Deep mine

2014-05-30 19:34

Gold Fields will close its South Deep mine for between three and four months for safety upgrades, but job cuts are also on the cards, says CEO Nick Holland.

Miners' houses petrol-bombed

2014-05-29 07:29

The National Union of Mineworkers says it is concerned about violence against its members who are going to work, after two houses were petrol-bombed and a miner was attacked.

 
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