Gold companies offer unions up to 13% increase

2015-06-29 18:29

The gold sector has tabled its wage offer to mining unions, saying the offer is based on economic and social sustainability.

NUM will speak on Marikana Commission report later

2015-06-25 20:53

The NUM has welcomed the recommendations and findings of the Marikana Commission, but will only speak publicly on them once it studies the commission's report.

NUM decries ‘apartheid’ wage system

2015-06-22 17:00

The newly elected head of the National Union of Mineworkers says that his members were still being paid "apartheid" wages, signalling a hard line ahead of gold sector wage talks.

Amcu asks Alexander Forbes to start fund for members

2015-06-19 19:27

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has appointed Alexander Forbes to start a provident fund for its members.

Amcu threatens to strike

2015-06-07 16:15

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa says the union could launch a wildcat strike if NUM and gold mining companies extend wage deals to its members.

Long-serving GS Baleni defeated at NUM congress

2015-06-06 08:32

The National Union of Mineworkers’ long-serving general secretary Frans Baleni has been defeated at the union's congress by Free State secretary David Sipunzi.

Unions must be vigilant, labour minister warns

2015-06-05 06:55

Unions need to be more vigilant when doing their work and talk about the state of labour relations, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

Nehawu slams Mantashe for 'yellow federation' comment

2015-06-04 18:54

The National Education Health and Allied Workers Union has lashed out at ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe for his warning to Cosatu about becoming a "yellow federation".

Mining firms on the carpet for non-compliance

2015-06-04 12:48

Over 300 notices have been sent to companies in the mining sector for not complying with terms dealing with transformation in the mining charter.

Mantashe to Cosatu: Don't become a yellow federation

2015-06-03 19:28

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has warned against Cosatu becoming a "yellow federation" which is dominated by public sector unions.


Phiyega, SAPS bear brunt of Marikana report criticisms

2015-06-25 21:05

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega and the SA Police Service have born the brunt of the Marikana commission's criticisms, while Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and other ministers have been let off scot-free.

NUM gave 'wrong advice' on Marikana

2015-06-25 19:21

The National Union of Mineworkers did not do its best to resolve a dispute between itself and strikers during the 2012 Marikana strike, President Jacob Zuma says.

NUM says mines can raise pay 80%

2015-06-22 12:34

The biggest union in the gold industry said producers in South Africa are able to afford an increase of more than 80% in the basic monthly pay of entry-level underground miners.

Baleni’s defeat a political earthquake for ANC

2015-06-09 08:50

President Jacob Zuma and his political bodyguards, the SACP, are significantly weaker after the surprise election of the little known David Sipunzi as the new NUM general secretary, writes Max du Preez

Baleni bids farewell to NUM

2015-06-06 11:03

Former NUM general secretary Frans Baleni, who was defeated at the elective congress, says he will not be returning to the union but will take time off to rest and decide on his future.

NUM says it will fight ‘mass’ mining job cuts

2015-06-05 10:52

The National Union of Mineworkers says it will battle what it sees as a mass retrenchment drive by major companies in the mining industry.

Mining job-cut plans sidestepping rules: NUM

2015-06-04 19:36

Companies operating mines are sidestepping rules in plans for restructuring that may cut about 20 000 jobs, says the National Union of Mineworkers.

Ramaphosa slams 'evil' union vote buying

2015-06-04 15:21

The jostling for positions for financial gain and the buying of votes is an 'evil' that has crept into NUM and even the ANC, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

Dlamini: Cosatu will not tolerate boycotting forever

2015-06-03 20:06

Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini has warned the federation's affiliates which are boycotting meetings that it will not tolerate it for long.

Cosatu denies its ‘firm and guarded’ leadership has collapsed post-Vavi

2015-06-03 16:08

The secretariat of Cosatu has not “collapsed” following the departure of the axed general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

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