NUM wants 84% pay hike for gold workers

2015-05-22 09:28

The National Union of Mineworkers will push for an 84% rise in basic pay for entry-level gold mining workers, a near 10 percentage point increase on previous demands.

Unions to oppose Eskom privatisation

2015-05-14 20:00

SA labour unions say they will oppose a proposal to partially privatise Eskom limiting options for the government to shore up the supplier and resolve the energy crisis.

AngloGold: Wage, power hikes threaten gold sector

2015-05-11 17:17

AngloGold Ashanti says steep wage demands and rising power costs could turn South Africa's once thriving gold sector into a "sunset" industry.

NUM to demand gold wage hikes of 75% - sources

2015-04-23 21:15

The NUM is planning to submit demands to the gold sector next week calling for a 75% hike in the basic pay for entry-level workers, according to union sources familiar with the matter.

NUM: No violence needed for Gold Fields deal

2015-04-12 11:18

The National Union of Mineworkers says it is satisfied with a three-year wage deal it has secured with Gold Fields, without the need for strikes or violence.

NUM, Gold Fields agree to 21% wage hike

2015-04-10 15:53

The National Union of Mineworkers has signed an agreement with Gold Fields securing significant wage increases for entry level workers.

NUM members down tools at Anglo coal mine

2015-04-08 16:56

Members of the National Union of Mineworkers have stopped working at an Anglo American coal mine in Mpumalanga, demanding the removal of the general manager.

NUM to submit wage demands by end of April

2015-04-08 14:15

The National Union of Mineworkers say it will submit its wage demands for the coal and gold sectors by the end of April, a delay of up to a month.

Workers at BHP mine down tools over share scheme

2015-04-02 19:34

Mineworkers affiliated with the NUM have downed tools at the Hotazel Manganese Mines, a subsidiary of BHP Billiton, over a disagreement about an Employee Share Ownership Scheme .

Amcu to discuss asset sale with Amplats CEO

2015-03-19 20:22

Amcu says it will meet Anglo American Platinum's CEO to discuss the sale of the firm's Rustenburg assets where the union led a record five-month wage strike last year.


Worker killed as NUM strike enters fifth week

2015-05-19 19:24

About 174 construction workers involved in building schools in the Western Cape have been on an unprotected strike for nearly five weeks.

Amcu wants gold sector to double minimum pay

2015-05-13 14:40

Amcu wants the basic pay for entry level workers in the gold mining sector to be more than doubled, setting the stage for tough pay talks in an industry battling dwindling profits.

NUM will fight Lonmin's planned 3 500 job cuts

2015-05-08 13:17

The National Union of Mineworkers says it is extremely shocked to hear that Lonmin is considering the possibility of cutting thousands of jobs.

Amcu, gold producers in membership talks

2015-04-21 20:04

The meeting between Amcu and gold producers to discuss disputed membership numbers has been very constructive and cordial, says a spokesperson.

Your say on Mugabe, Eskom and domestic worker pay

2015-04-11 08:11

This week's top ten user comments on President Robert Mugabe, Eskom, domestic worker pay and other breaking news events.

NUM members intimidating operations - Anglo

2015-04-08 18:50

Anglo American is monitoring the situation at its Kleinkopje coal operation in Mpumalanga, where NUM members have embarked on a wildcat strike.

SA mine workers halt strike

2015-04-08 14:16

BHP Billiton has reached an agreement with the largest union at its Hotazel manganese mines in South Africa, ending a 12-day strike over bonus payments.

NUM still struggling to win over members

2015-04-06 19:56

The once powerful National Union of Mineworkers is still battling to recover from its dramatic drop in membership on the platinum belt in the North West.

Eskom: Medupi workers demand better conditions

2015-03-26 05:00

Numsa members working at the Medupi power station in Lephalale, Limpopo, have marched against Eskom demanding better working conditions, the union says.

Glencore must prioritise workers - NUM

2015-03-14 18:00

The National Union of Mineworkers has urged mining company Glencore to prioritise the needs of its employees and reconsider closing its Optimum operations.

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