ARTICLES RELATING TO NUM

New twist in IPP battle as Eskom may close stations early

2017-04-09 07:22

Eskom has been vague about five power stations that will have to close early due to the expected inclusion of more renewable energy producers.

Unions enter murky info war over Eskom, IPPs deal

2017-03-06 19:26

An information war about the economic benefits of green energy is heating up as unions embark on marches to protest against Eskom signing on more renewable IPPs.

NUM supports Lily Mine workers protest to demand salaries

2017-02-04 20:00

The National Union of Mineworkers has announced its supports for workers and communities in the Lily mine in Barberton who are demanding salaries.

1 700 workers start strike 2.4km below Harmony mine

2017-01-12 11:11

About 1 700 miners have refused to return to the surface of Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine in the West Rand, with the miner saying they have embarked on an illegal sit-in.

Zuma drops court bid as protests escalate

2016-11-02 11:58

President Jacob Zuma has abandoned a High Court bid to halt the release of a graft ombudsman’s report into the Gupta family’s influence on his government.

Amcu to unveil pay demands, R12 500 still on cards

2016-10-24 19:18

The Association of Mining and Construction Workers Union will make public a “comprehensive and final” set of pay and conditions demands for the platinum sector.

Amcu denies killing Num member

2016-10-06 18:31

Union Amcu says it won’t take responsibility for the attack and death of a National Union of Mineworkers member.

NUM calls dispute at Amplats over pay ‘insult’

2016-09-20 19:20

The National Union of Mineworkers has declared a wage dispute after an offer from Amplats which it deemed an “insult.”

SA must keep calm, says Eskom amid strike

2016-08-10 17:51

A wage strike at Eskom is under control, says spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe, adding that he could not divulge the firm's contingency plans.

Eskom obtains court interdict against striking workers

2016-08-10 09:31

Eskom says the court interdict will enable the power utility to take disciplinary action against employees who are not at work because of the strike.

 

Rival unions ready to team up against Eskom

2017-03-13 10:02

Rival unions are reaching out to each other to unite against Eskom’s decision to close five power stations within five years.

PPC’s Chinese workers under scrutiny

2017-02-05 06:01

Inspections, meetings mark initial investigation by home affairs and labour, as well as NUM

Kusasalethu sit-in: Fears raised over safety of miners

2017-01-12 19:02

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa is fearing for the safety of over 1000 mineworkers who have staged an underground sit-in at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine.

Labour relations in unprecedented flux – Solidarity’s GdP predicts 5 year outcomes

2016-11-23 18:35

A labour analyst demystifies some of the current labour relations imponderables while highlighting others that might flow from the current wrangling.

SA platinum producers dodge strike bullet

2016-11-01 15:24

The world’s three biggest platinum producers all reached three-year wage deals with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union without losing one day to a strike.

Hundreds march for Cosatu in Cape Town

2016-10-07 13:09

Hundreds of Cosatu members have sung and danced to struggle songs belting out of a minivan for the Cape Town leg of the "decent work" march to Parliament.

NUM backs Ramaphosa as next ANC president

2016-09-26 18:22

The National Union of Mineworkers says it will back Cyril Ramaphosa to be president of the ANC after Jacob Zuma.

Not all unions on board with Eskom wage deal

2016-08-12 10:36

Eskom has reached a two-year wage agreement with two of the three unions it recognises, ending what it deems to have been an illegal strike action.

CCMA steps in to defuse Eskom wage dispute

2016-08-10 13:49

The CCMA will take over negotiations between unions and Eskom regarding a wage dispute.

Eskom warns against illegal strike as NUM downs tools

2016-08-08 09:45

Eskom says the start of a wage strike hsd not yet affected operations at its 27 power stations and warns that workers are prohibited by law from striking.

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