Seshoka leaves NUM

2013-12-18 16:14

National Union of Mineworkers' spokesperson Lesiba Seshoka is leaving the union to join an institution of higher education.

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.

Gold mine strike: A wait-and-see game

2013-09-06 16:26

Despite optimism that striking miners will return to work, NUM says there are no guarantees that all its members will agree to the pay deal from gold producers.

Fears that gold strike may turn violent

2013-09-05 20:48

Claims by Amcu that some of its members have been beaten up, allegedly by NUM members, have raised concerns that a hitherto peaceful strike could turn violent.

Solidarity will not strike

2013-09-03 16:33

Solidarity says it expects the Chamber of Mines to make an acceptable offer and will not take part in the gold sector strike at this stage.

Union accepts gold wage offer

2013-08-30 20:47

Trade union Uasa has accepted the final wage offer made by the Chamber of Mines to employees in the gold sector.

Gold strike can be averted - chamber

2013-08-29 23:12

The Chamber of Mines says no official notice of planned strike action in the gold mining sector has been received, adding that it wants to avoid industrial action.

No end in sight for barrage of strikes

2013-08-26 23:25

Countrywide strikes in vital sectors of the economy looks set to continue into the week, raising concerns that it could paralyse the economy.

90 000 construction workers to down tools

2013-08-22 10:27

The National Union of Mineworkers says its 90 000 members in the construction industry would go on strike from Monday over demands for higher wages.

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.

Matla Eskom workers end strike

2013-07-17 09:15

Workers at Eskom's Matla power station in Mpumalanga have returned to work after a one-day strike, Eskom says.

Amcu wants NUM out of Amplats

2013-07-08 20:08

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union is demanding that the National Union of Mineworkers not be allowed to operate at Anglo Platinum.

No end in sight for Exxaro strike

2013-03-11 18:51

The National Union of Mineworkers says talks with Exxaro bosses over a wildcat strike are not bearing fruit, sparking fears that electricity supplies could be hit.

Shabangu seeks solution to Amplats' woes

2013-02-19 19:18

Minister Susan Shabangu has met trade unions, the chamber of mines and Anglo Platinum after a violent confrontation at the mine's Siphumelele shaft.

Unions to give feedback soon

2012-10-10 20:30

It will be revealed whether gold sector mineworkers have accepted pay structure proposals of the Chamber of Mines, says the NUM.

NUM leader's cousin 'mistakenly' killed

2012-10-07 20:05

The cousin of an NUM shop steward has been shot and killed in a hostel in Marikana - reportedly in a case of "mistaken identity".

Reject Malema's hogwash, workers urged

2012-09-11 22:15

The National Union of Mineworkers has appealed to miners to reject expelled ANCYL leader Julius Malema's "hogwash" and return to work.

Num wants recognition at Sasol Mining

2012-06-30 18:00

The National Union of Mineworkers has marched in Secunda o demand recognition at Sasol Mining as the apparent majority union.

ANCYL 'considering' mine branches

2010-10-04 22:48

The ANCYL is "seriously considering" opening branches at mines after the National Union of Mineworkers criticised comments by league president Julius Malema.

Workers trapped in gold mine

2009-06-20 17:30

About 10 miners have been trapped underground after a tunnel caved in at Driefontein mine, Africa’s biggest gold mine, the National Union of Mineworkers says.


Gold miners continue pay strike

2013-10-09 17:15

About 600 National Union of Mineworkers members continued a wage strike at DRDGold's Ergo operation in Brakpan, the mining company says.

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.

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.

Peaceful strikes at Harmony mine

2013-09-04 16:12

Harmony Gold's management has commended workers for maintaining peace during their strike.

NUM set for gold sector strike

2013-09-02 16:45

The National Union of Mineworkers says its members will strike until gold mine employers revise their pay offer.

Mines must give big increases - NUM

2013-08-30 18:05

The National Union of Mineworkers has dismissed as "a joke" the offer made by mining companies, as it prepares for strike action.

NUM mulls strike in gold sector

2013-08-29 18:29

The National Union of Mineworkers is in talks with its members about the possibility of embarking on a strike in the gold sector.

Construction firms reject pay demands

2013-08-26 14:46

Employers in the construction sector see wage demands by trade unions as unreasonable, the SA Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors says.

Gold wage talks stuck, strike risk rises

2013-08-21 19:30

Weeks of wage talks between gold producers and unions have failed to bridge the chasm between their positions, increasing the prospect of crippling strikes.

Gold sector pay talks continue

2013-07-24 12:29

The National Union of Mineworkers says negotiations with the Chamber of Mines are resuming to broker a wage deal.

NUM downplays Lonmin ruling

2013-07-15 13:03

The National Union of Mineworkers says the dismissal with costs of its court attempt to stop Lonmin from de-recognising the union is a small setback.

Mines may stop paying top unionists

2013-04-25 20:39

Mining companies footing the salaries of prominent union office bearers will soon be a practice of the past, says the Chamber of Mines.

Amplats signs with Amcu

2013-03-03 11:25

Anglo American Platinum has signed a recognition agreement with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, City Press reports.

Marikana 'assassination' - 2 held

2012-10-13 10:02

Two men linked to the "assassination" of NUM branch secretary Daluvuyo Bongo have been arrested at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana, police say.

Strikes about more than wages - NGO

2012-10-07 21:53

Unprotected strikes in the mining industry are about more than just wages, the Bench Mark Foundation says.

NUM leader's cousin 'mistakenly' killed

2012-10-07 20:05

The cousin of an NUM shop steward has been shot and killed in a hostel in Marikana - reportedly in a case of "mistaken identity".

Gold Fields to 'wait and see'

2012-09-11 17:44

Gold Fields mining company will play by ear the impact of expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema's call for a national mine strike, says a spokesperson.

Num: Pay workers more with Eskom profit

2011-11-24 11:19

The National Union of Mineworkers says Eskom's profits should be used to pay workers better wages.

6 miners rescued

2009-06-20 19:21

Six workers have been rescued while four others are still trapped after a tunnel caved in at a gold mine in Gauteng, the National Union of Mineworkers says.

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