Prolonged NUM strike will threaten Eskom coal supplies

2015-10-05 10:33

Eskom says union NUM's coal sector strike won't have an immediate effect on its supplies, but prolonged industrial action will deplete coal stockpiles.

30 000 NUM members to down tools

2015-10-04 11:47

Over 30 000 members of the National Union of Mineworkers in the coal sector are set to down tools after the CCMA issued a certificate of non-resolution to a dispute.

NUM members accept wage offer

2015-10-02 19:41

The National Union of Mineworkers says it members have accepted the latest pay offer from gold producers covering the next three years.

22 000 SA mining jobs under threat - NUM

2015-09-28 19:47

About 22 000 jobs are under threat in SA's beleaguered mining industry, NUM says, accusing companies of attacking the government politically through the layoffs.

New mines minister faces platinum baptism of fire

2015-09-23 16:16

For new Mining Minister Mosebenzi Zwane, until now a little-known provincial agriculture official, it was not the ideal first day in the office.

Chamber of Mines just dances on same spot - NUM

2015-09-06 14:25

The time of dancing on the same spot in different shoes must come to an end, the NUM says about the Chamber of Mines' wage negotiations.

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.


NUM begins strike in coal sector

2015-10-04 21:21

Several thousand workers affiliated to the NUM have begun striking in the coal sector, the union says.

Unions, gold firms agree on 13% wage hike

2015-10-02 21:14

Entry-level workers at AngloGold Ashanti and Harmony will get wage increases of up to 13%, according to an agreement reached with unions.

NUM calls for coal miners' strike

2015-09-30 18:03

The National Union of Mineworkers says it will ask its members in the coal sector to strike after wage talks collapsed.

27 arrested as sand mine strike turns nasty

2015-09-25 07:42

Workers at Tormin mine on the west coast are still on strike after a protest two weeks ago in which a police officer and a worker were injured, and 27 people were arrested.

Coal unions reject revised wage offer

2015-09-15 16:08

All unions in the coal sector have rejected revised wage offers in pay talks, raising the potential for strikes if mediation fails.

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.

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