Farlam Commission continues

2014-07-22 06:26

The cross-examination of a police witness known as Mr X is expected to continue at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria.

Amcu leader blamed for Marikana - Mr X

2014-07-17 13:42

Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa caused the confrontation between police officers and striking Marikana miners which left 34 people dead, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Battle for R12 500 not over, says Mathunjwa

2014-06-24 19:01

No platinum worker will earn less than R8 000 as a basic salary, says Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa, adding that the union would continue the fight for R12 500.

Platinum agreement stops hardships: Magara

2014-06-24 17:19

The end to the platinum strike has brought a stop to the hardships that the economy has suffered in the last few months, says Lonmin CEO Ben Magara.


It is a victory for mineworkers to earn a living wage, says Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union leader Joseph Mathunjwa. View gallery.

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Mathunjwa arrives in Rustenburg

2014-06-23 16:43

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa was well received at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in Phokeng, near Rustenburg.

Amcu expected to sign wage deal

2014-06-23 11:15

Amcu members were singing struggle songs as they filed into the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace to witness the signing of a wage settlement in the platinum sector.

Platinum mines quietly optimistic

2014-06-20 18:08

Platinum producers are quietly optimistic that a negotiated settlement can be found to end the protracted wage strike as discussions continue.

Platinum strike nears end, says adviser

2014-06-18 05:00

The protracted platinum strike could be called off this week after trade union leaders responded positively to a wage offer by producers, a source says.

Mathunjwa: Mine deal is imminent

2014-06-13 07:00

Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa says the union and platinum mining firms are on the cusp of a breakthrough to end a bruising five-month long wage strike.

Mathunjwa to meet striking miners

2014-06-12 13:05

Amcu leaderJoseph Mathunjwa is expected to have a meeting with striking miners to update them on the progress of wage talks with platinum producers.

Platinum wage talks deadlock

2014-06-09 18:02

Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa says no agreement has been reached to end a five-month strike in the platinum sector that is pulling the economy towards a recession.

Bruising mine strike nearing an end

2014-06-04 14:57

There is hope that the crippling platinum mine strike will come to an end as government, labour and business make progress on secret negotiations.

Mathunjwa happy with latest platinum talks

2014-06-04 08:29

The latest round of talks aimed at ending a five-month strike in the platinum belt "went well", says the president of the striking Amcu union.

Ramatlhodi: Strike talks making progress

2014-06-03 19:22

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi says he is encouraged by the progress made in discussions to end the prolonged strike in the platinum industry.

'Workers drive Amcu'

2014-06-02 14:31

Amcu's stance in the wage dispute in the platinum sector is driven by workers and not union leaders, says the Alternative Information and Development Centre.

Lonmin bleeding because of strike

2014-05-19 21:54

Lonmin says it is "bleeding" because of the costliest mining strike in history and it may lead to its death if not stopped in time.

Mathunjwa: I did not steal

2014-05-19 09:57

Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) leader Joseph Mathunjwa says he worked hard to leave his poverty-stricken background and did not steal anything from anyone.

Police will arrest strike leaders - Mthethwa

2014-05-14 15:31

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says the police will arrest leaders of the campaign of intimidation at the mines within hours.

Zuma slams Amcu for risking jobs with lengthy strike

2014-05-05 16:31

President Jacob Zuma has accused Amcu of irresponsibility for dragging out a wage strike in the platinum sector for almost four months.

Mine strike: Capital has labour out-gunned

2014-04-25 14:18

The platinum strike has highlighted issues ranging from cash reserves to changing market dynamics that have curtailed labour's ability to influence prices.

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.


Amcu lawyer: Reject Mr X’s evidence

2014-07-21 13:00

Evidence of a police witness, known only as Mr X, was false and should be rejected, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Behind the Amcu deal

2014-07-08 10:53

The ANC was keener to avoid losing political points than resolve SA's worst strike.

Unity of mineworkers humbling - Amcu

2014-06-24 18:44

Although the strike was daunting, the unity of striking workers was humbling, Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa says.

Platinum strike in a nutshell

2014-06-24 05:00

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union's protracted strike in the platinum mining sector has come to an end. Here are the highlights.

Mathunjwa outlines pay deal to mineworkers

2014-06-23 17:09

Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa has read out the details of the wage deal for different salary bands to mineworkers at a mass rally.

Mixed messages on platinum deal

2014-06-23 13:21

Platinum producers have denied claims by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union that CEOs would be at a mass meeting near Rustenburg.

Miners trickle back as talks grind on

2014-06-20 18:57

Striking miners are slowly returning to the platinum belt in anticipation that the country's longest and costliest strike could come to an end and work resume.

Cracks starting to appear in mine deal

2014-06-18 12:49

It appears that Amcu is asking for more money, despite an interim agreement, says Implats, who will meet the union shortly to clarify the matter.

No confirmation of platinum wage deal

2014-06-16 15:47

There is no confirmation from the mining sector regarding a report that Amcu had accepted the wage deal in the platinum sector.

Amcu: Miners must decide on new wage offer

2014-06-12 14:47

Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa has taken a wage offer from the world's top three platinum producers to striking miners but gave no clear recommendation on how to respond.

Govt still hopeful of mine strike deal

2014-06-09 19:31

The mining ministry believes that platinum mines and Amcu do not have the appetite to continue with the wage strike impasse for much longer.

Mathunjwa: Amcu did not reject govt offer

2014-06-05 12:58

Leader of Amcu Joseph Mathunjwa tells Fin24 in an exclusive interview that reports of the union rejecting a government wage proposal are untrue.

Strike can't go on forever - Amcu leader

2014-06-04 08:55

There is "ongoing engagement" with new mining minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi to resolve the five-month-old mineworkers' strike, says Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa.

Mathunjwa lauds new mining minister

2014-06-03 19:31

Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa says he is encouraged by the efforts of Mining Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi to help find a solution to end the platinum wage strike.

Mathunjwa: Amcu mulls govt wage proposal

2014-06-03 14:27

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union is considering a government proposal to resolve a five-month platinum strike, says leader Joseph Mathunjwa.

Lonmin must reinstate miners - Cosatu

2014-05-21 17:34

The Congress of SA Trade Unions has threatened to take Lonmin to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration over the dismissal of 235 workers.

Mathunjwa: It's our culture to carry sticks

2014-05-19 11:09

People in Africa carry sticks because it is their culture, and have no intention to kill with them, Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa says.

Union boss living it up while strikers starve

2014-05-19 09:05

While striking platinum mineworkers starve, the leader of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) is living in the lap of luxury, a report states.

Amcu is not violent, says Mathunjwa

2014-05-05 16:55

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union is not militant and members are not afraid to speak out against striking, says leader Joseph Mathunjwa.

Platinum producers try to woo strikers

2014-04-30 19:03

Platinum producers are trying to woo striking miners back to work by reaching out to them in their home villages.

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.

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