Open your pockets for striking miners - Amcu

2014-04-16 05:30

The Association of Mineworkers Construction Union is appealing for funds to help striking members who have gone nearly three months without pay.

Zuma gets deadline for Amcu petition

2014-03-06 20:18

President Jacob Zuma has two weeks to respond to a petition by Amcu, which claims that state resources have been used to destabilise the union.

Mine strike negotiations deadlock

2014-03-05 14:29

Mediation talks to end the strike in the platinum mining sector have been adjourned until parties indicate a willingness to return to the negotiating table.

Amcu lowers wage demands

2014-03-04 11:26

Amcu's Joseph Mathunjwa says the union, whose members have been striking for almost six weeks, has lowered its wage demands for the first time.

Dept rejects claim to deregister Amcu

2014-02-13 19:30

The labour department has denied planning to deregister the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, as its president Joseph Mathunjwa claimed.

Why Amcu shunned mine peace pact

2014-02-05 20:30

Amcu claims state apparatus is being used to purge the union, which has fuelled distrust in the agreement brokered last year by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.


Striking mineworkers from labour union Amcu were protesting peacefully at the Wonderkop stadium in Marikana, AMCU president, Joseph Mathunjwa says.

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Implats shuts mines ahead of strike

2014-01-22 17:50

Impala Platinum has shut all its operations ahead of a planned pay strike across the platinum belt by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction union.

Struggle for better pay to continue - Amcu

2014-01-19 15:14

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president Joseph Mathunjwa has called on miners to intensify the struggle for wages ahead of rolling strikes.

Strikes threaten top platinum producers

2013-10-25 22:06

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has threatened more protests at Amplats and Implats, just weeks after ending a strike over job cuts.

Amcu ends strike at Amplats

2013-10-10 18:00

Striking workers at Anglo Platinum will return to work after almost two weeks of protest action against job cuts, says Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa.

Platinum strike to spread - Amcu

2013-10-07 14:52

Labour union Amcu says its strike at Anglo Platinum could be prolonged and has the potential to spill over to other major platinum producers.

NUM accuses Amcu of provoking violence

2013-09-06 21:06

Sibanye Gold has dismissed claims that its workers have been beaten up, while the NUM accused Amcu of instigating violence amid a peaceful gold mine strike.

Gear up for strike lockdown

2013-09-01 17:03

A strike in the gold mining sector is all but certain, after the National Union of Mineworkers, issued a strike notice to employers.

Spy report 'rubbish'

2013-08-18 17:02

Vusi Pikoli and others have poured scorn on ‘revelations’ that Zwelinzima Vavi and key SA figures are paid to advance US interests.

We are demanding R12 500 - Amcu

2013-08-16 22:41

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union says it will demand a monthly pay of R12 500 for mineworkers in the gold and platinum sectors.

Amcu protests 'slave wages' for miners

2013-08-16 17:24

Mineworkers are not benefiting from the country's economy as they are still living in shacks and not getting a living wage, says Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa.

Mines still volatile post Marikana

2013-08-16 08:25

With the shadow of the Marikana deaths still hanging over them, mining companies and unions remain miles apart in another round of bitter wage hike bargaining.

Amcu: There will be no violence with NUM

2013-08-14 20:06

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has ruled out any violence with the National Union of Mineworkers after becoming Lonmin's majority union.

Job grading is key to pay talks - unions

2013-08-06 11:31

Overhauling the job categories system in the gold mining sector is at the heart of wage negotiations and a sentiment shared by rival unions, a report says.

Amcu shuns mining peace pact

2013-07-03 18:01

Amcu has abstained from signing a framework agreement that was brokered by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe to rescue the volatile mining sector.

Union gives Glencore ultimatum to rehire

2013-06-30 14:35

Amcu has given Glencore Xstrata a seven-day ultimatum to rehire more than 1 000 workers fired at chrome mines for wildcat protests.

Motlanthe upbeat on mine rescue talks

2013-06-14 13:20

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says the government, mining houses and trade unions will leave no stone unturned in their bid to resolve problem issues.

Slain official received death threats

2013-05-13 19:05

A slain Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union leader received death threats before he was killed, the union says.

Only 20 minutes for Marikana plan

2013-05-07 19:36

Police who took part in the Marikana mine shootings were only briefed about the dispersal plan for around 20 minutes, the Farlam Commission has been told.


Mathunjwa: Mine chamber is oppressive

2014-03-27 18:52

The Chamber of Mines is a mouthpiece for the oppressor and not a bargaining council, says Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa.

Shabangu colluding with mines, says Amcu

2014-03-06 18:05

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa has accused Mines Minister Susan Shabangu of working with platinum mining firms to sue the union in a bid to halt its pay strike.

Hopes of breakthrough in Amcu strike

2014-03-04 13:10

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa says the revised wage demand aims to give employers a breather and that workers are also willing to scale back on allowances.

Amplats sues Amcu for nearly R600m

2014-02-16 12:14

Anglo Platinum says it is suing the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union for a provisional R591m in damages resulting from ongoing strike action.

CCMA, Amcu set for discussions

2014-02-13 19:20

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration says it will have talks with Amcu as part of efforts to end the strike in the platinum sector.

Marikana cop accuses Amcu leader of lying

2014-01-30 19:04

Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa lied when he testified at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry, North West police commissioner Zukiswa Mbombo says.

Day one of platinum strike peaceful - SAPS

2014-01-23 22:05

The first day of Amcu's strike in the platinum sector has ended peacefully, despite fears of the violence which has cost lives in the North West platinum belt in the past.

Split in Amcu gains momentum

2014-01-21 21:00

Dissidents in Amcu are forming a rival to the labour group, accusing its leadership of recklessly pursuing a strike which many miners do not support.

Marikana cops had to act - Scott

2013-11-07 14:03

The police deployed at Marikana had an obligation to take action after being threatened by protesting mineworkers, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

EFF, Amcu members at Marikana inquiry

2013-10-15 14:39

A number of Amcu trade union and Economic Freedom Fighters members are attending the public hearings into last year's Marikana shootings.

Govt must revoke Amplats' licence - Amcu

2013-10-07 20:14

Amcu has called on the government to take drastic steps against Anglo American Platinum, while threatening to go on a secondary strike.

Amplats set for more talks with Amcu

2013-10-02 19:45

Anglo Platinum with continue negotiations with Amcu to seek an end to a strike that has brought to a standstill most of the mine's operations.

Gold mine strike fizzling out

2013-09-06 14:39

Some gold miners have ended their strike for higher wages after just three days, bolstering confidence that the strike could be formally called off.

Zuma: Balance politics and worker issues

2013-08-22 14:56

Trade unions need to find a balance between politics and worker struggles on the factory floor, President Jacob Zuma says.

Cosatu crisis threatens a major split

2013-08-18 17:02

Cosatu has suffered a number of splits in the past decade, but not the wholesale withdrawal of a major union, which seems to be on the cards, a report says.

Thousands remember Marikana

2013-08-16 19:54

The comrades of 34 striking miners shot dead by police have descended on Marikana in their thousands to mark the first anniversary of the bloodbath.

NUM: Marikana commemoration hijacked

2013-08-16 09:50

The event to commemorate the Marikana massacre has been hijacked and the programme is filled with opposition political parties, says NUM.

NUM pulls out of Marikana commemoration

2013-08-15 18:13

The National Union of Mineworkers says it will not take part in the Marikana commemorations.

Amcu extends olive branch to NUM

2013-08-13 23:04

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has put aside its differences with the National Union of Mineworkers to commemorate the Marikana massacre.

Wildcat strike at Amplats ends

2013-07-09 09:48

Workers of Anglo Platinum's Thembelani and Khuseleka mines have returned to work, the company says.

Motlanthe meets with major mining players

2013-07-03 14:40

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has met with mining houses and trade unions in a bid to resolve issues bedevilling the mining sector.

Marikana cops were warned about danger

2013-06-13 22:00

Police were told about the danger they would face at a hill in Marikana during mining unrest last year, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Amcu president calls for peace

2013-05-13 14:10

Mineworkers should help put an end to the murder of their colleagues, Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president Joseph Mathunjwa says.

Union had no control of strikers

2013-05-07 17:39

Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president Joseph Mathunjwa had no control over striking Lonmin mineworkers, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

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