Huge focus on platinum in SA mine jobs plan

2015-08-26 12:17

The mining industry, unions and the government have committed to a broad plan to stem job losses, including promoting platinum as a central bank reserve asset.

AngloGold mulls harvesting mines as gold price sinks

2015-08-17 10:53

Africa's top bullion producer, AngloGold Ashanti, could begin "harvesting" some of its mines if the gold price sinks below $1 000 an ounce, says its chief executive.

Zuma urges mining firms to reconsider lay-offs

2015-08-11 13:35

President Jacob Zuma has called on mining firms to reconsider proposals to shed jobs, asking them not to "resort to retrenchments at the first possible opportunity".

Scaw Metals Group to shed up to 1 000 jobs - union

2015-08-05 18:52

Scaw Metals Group, which makes various products using steel, could cut up to 1 000 jobs at several of its plants, trade union Solidarity says.

Mining sector in trouble, says Ebrahim Patel

2015-08-05 09:42

The mining sector is in "trouble" as it struggles with widespread job losses and lower commodity prices, warns Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel.

NUM shocked by Lonmin cutting thousands of jobs

2015-07-24 15:53

The National Union of mineworkers has decried Lonmin's plan to cut 6 000 jobs as it readies to close several mine shafts in a bid to survive plunging prices.

Telkom court order 'victory for workers'

2015-07-08 12:09

The Labour Court has ordered Telkom to halt its Section 189 process which deals with planned retrenchments at the company.

Telkom rubbishes claims that job cuts target whites

2015-06-23 11:26

Telkom has lashed out at union Solidarity’s claims that it is targeting whites with regard to retrenchments, calling them "inflammatory and misleading".

US deal may cost poultry sector 6 500 jobs

2015-06-10 10:29

The poultry industry could lose up to to R900m in turnover as a result of an agreement to allow duty-free imported chicken from the US, says an industry body.

HSBC to cut global headcount by up to 50 000

2015-06-09 10:58

Scandal-hit bank HSBC says it would cut its global headcount by up to 50 000 as part of a restructuring that entails its withdrawal from Brazil and Turkey.


Over 45 000 SA jobs under fire, says union

2015-08-18 12:49

Employees in the mining, telecommunications and metal industries have been affected the most in 2015 as 58 firms cut at least 45 000 jobs, says trade union Solidarity.

Amcu preparing for the 'mother of all struggles'

2015-08-13 15:28

Mineworkers' union Amcu is preparing for the "mother of all struggles" in its fight against job cuts in the mining sector, says its president Joseph Mathunjwa.

NUM says 11 000 members could lose jobs

2015-08-07 11:09

The National Union of Mineworkers says 11 000 members could lose their jobs after getting notifications from companies.

SAA to fight union request for info on job cuts

2015-08-05 18:27

SAA will oppose a court application by trade union Solidarity who wants the airline to disclose reasons for its retrenchment process.

Here's what Telkom bosses get paid

2015-07-27 12:33

Executives at local telecommunications company Telkom are taking home higher pay while its lower level employees face job cuts and possible salary freezes.

Harmony to save 3 100 jobs with new mine plan

2015-07-15 17:11

Harmony Gold Mining, SA’s third-largest producer of the metal, will keep its Doornkop mine open after agreeing on a new business plan with unions.

Labour court orders Telkom to halt job cuts - as it happened

2015-07-08 09:50

The Johannesburg Labour Court has handed down judgment on a bid by trade union Solidarity to obtain an urgent interdict against Telkom cutting thousands of jobs.

Job cuts on cards in mine shake-up, says Amplats

2015-06-23 10:21

Anglo American Platinum says it aims to reconfigure a number of its mines to make them more profitable, a move which could lead to up to 420 job losses.

Telkom confirms plan to shed thousands of jobs

2015-06-09 19:31

Telkom is planning to reduce its employee numbers by up to 7 800, the telecoms company has told Fin24.

NUM says it will fight ‘mass’ mining job cuts

2015-06-05 10:52

The National Union of Mineworkers says it will battle what it sees as a mass retrenchment drive by major companies in the mining industry.

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