ARTICLES RELATING TO FRANS BALENI

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.

Inside Numsa’s expansion plan

2013-12-08 12:00

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA says Cosatu’s founding principle of ‘one sector, one union’ is failing workers and is outdated.

Judgment reserved in Amplats case

2013-10-01 16:57

The National Union of Mineworkers says judgment has been reserved by the Labour Court in an application against Anglo Platinum's retrenchment procedures.

NUM signs wage deal in coal sector

2013-09-30 16:48

The National Union of Mineworkers has signed a wage agreement with coal producers, averting a possible strike that could have hit supplies to power utility Eskom.

 

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.

Ramaphosa has rescue plan for Cosatu

2013-12-01 11:45

ANC leaders are appealing to Cosatu to soften its “punitive” stance towards its general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, to stave off a split in the labour federation and the tripartite alliance.

NUM takes Amplats to court over layoffs

2013-10-01 15:01

The National Union of Mineworkers says it will approach the Labour Court in Johannesburg to challenge Anglo Platinum's retrenchment procedures.

End acts of ill-discipline - NUM

2013-09-30 08:21

The national executive committee of NUM appealed to the union structures to end acts of ill-discipline and to respect the internal processes of the Congress of SA Trade Unions, the union says.

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