ARTICLES RELATING TO FRANS BALENI

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

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.

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.

Stop lying to workers, says Baleni

2014-10-09 12:38

Mine management must be honest and transparent to workers, says National Union of Mineworkers general secretary Frans Baleni.

NUM warns of more job cuts

2014-09-10 19:44

Job losses in the mining and construction industries are worrying, says the National Union of Mineworkers.

Jobs bloodbath: Lonmin, unions in the dark

2014-08-26 07:00

Lonmin boss Ben Magara has denied reports of plans to slash the workforce and close shafts, while trade unions say they are not aware of any lay-offs.

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 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.

Anti-ANC vote betrays workers - NUM

2014-04-15 21:45

The National Union of Mineworkers has condemned a call for the deliberate spoiling of ballots, adding that it betrayed the workers' struggle for a better life.

Union warns of illegal mining disaster

2014-02-22 20:33

A major tragedy is looming in disused mines if government does not take decisive action to curb thriving illegal mining, the National Union of Mineworkers says.

 

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: 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.

Governance collapse at Eskom - NUM

2015-03-12 17:03

The suspension of four top Eskom executives indicates a collapse of governance at the parastatal, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says.

Baleni: SA has reached a crossroad

2014-10-09 10:39

South Africa has become an "instant society" focusing only on the short term, says National Union of Mineworkers general secretary Frans Baleni.

Lonmin dismisses job cut reports

2014-08-26 17:42

Lonmin says its immediate focus is to achieve a safe ramp-up of production in order to rebuild the business and restore profitability.

SA is a treasure trove, says chamber CEO

2014-08-08 19:56

South Africa's mining sector remains a favourable place for foreign investment, despite the platinum strike, says Chamber of Mines chief executive Bheki Sibiya.

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 chooses new leader

2014-05-25 15:24

The National Union of Mineworkers has announced the appointment of Thamsaqa Matosa as acting president.

Baleni: Numsa working for the enemy

2014-02-23 14:06

The National Union of Mineworkers has hit out at metalworkers' union Numsa for "attacking and making threats" against Cosatu.

Ramphele is a political tourist, says NUM

2014-01-29 11:00

Mamphela Rampheleis trying to project herself as a “messiah” who is above everyone else by joining the Democratic Alliance, NUM says.

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