ARTICLES RELATING TO MINING PROTEST

Average SA worker supports 3 others

2013-01-14 12:13

Blacks on average support more non-working dependents than whites, so it is not surprising that SA is reeling from wage strikes, says the SAIRR.

Lonmin: We need peace

2012-08-24 19:01

A sustainable peace accord is necessary to resolve a dispute with striking Marikana mine workers, says Lonmin.

Lonmin 'working towards peace'

2012-08-24 17:40

Lonmin is working towards peace with striking miners, says the company.

Nzimande: Study miners' conditions

2012-08-23 18:14

Closer scrutiny of living conditions in mines will help to improve conditions for mining communities, says SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande.

Amcu: We are not safe

2012-08-20 17:05

Lonmin workers linked to Amcu are not safe, the trade union's leader has told workers and residents in Marikana.

Lonmin mine reopens after deadly clashes

2012-08-20 15:39

Embattled platinum miner Lonmin says it has reopened its Marikana mine after an 11-day wildcat strike that left 44 dead, most of them gunned down by police.

Law society takes aim at mining industry

2012-08-17 17:46

The legal fraternity has blamed a breakdown in conflict resolution in the mining industry for Thursday's shooting near Lonmin's Marikana mine, in North West.

Workers warned before bloodbath

2012-08-17 15:46

An emotional and a heartfelt plea was made to striking workers near a Lonmin mine in Marikana, moments before many were gunned down by police.

Num: Lonmin union members on hit list

2012-08-16 12:50

There is a hit list targeting members of the NUM at the troubled Lonmin mine, in North West, says the union.

Lonmin negotiations stalled

2012-08-15 19:05

Talks between the police and striking mine workers at Lonmin's troubled Marikana mine has stalled.

Striking miners want wages tripled

2012-08-14 17:40

Striking miners, who have regrouped on top of a hill near Lonmin's Marikana mine, are refusing to move until until their pay is more than tripled from R4 000 to R12 500 a month.

Thousands march as Lonmin death toll rises

2012-08-14 16:18

Several thousand miners have marched to the Lonmin platinum mine in one of South Africa's deadliest protest actions.

 

Vavi: No finger-pointing over Marikana

2012-08-26 13:57

Zwelinzima Vavi says Cosatu would not blame the government for the Marikana shooting without knowing the full facts that led to the deaths of 34 miners.

Oliphant meets Marikana parties

2012-08-24 18:50

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has met unions and Lonmin management to discuss ways to resolve a dispute with striking Marikana mine workers.

'Leaders taking advantage of Lonmin'

2012-08-24 16:06

Political leaders, including ANCYL ex-president Julius Malema, are using the Marikana mine shooting to destabilise Cosatu, says the trade union.

Royal Bafokeng Platinum confirms strike

2012-08-22 18:36

Royal Bafokeng Platinum has confirmed that operations at its north shaft had been interrupted as a result of unprotected industrial action by around 500 employees.

'Strikers could be sacked from Tuesday'

2012-08-20 16:32

Lonmin, the world's third-largest platinum miner, has said workers on a wildcat strike who fail to report for duty on Tuesday could be fired.

Nehawu: Marikana killings 'senseless'

2012-08-17 18:39

This week's violent clash between police and striking workers at Lonmin's Marikana mine are senseless, says Nehawu.

Business uneasy by nature of SA strikes

2012-08-17 16:06

SA’s business sector has called for an investigation into why industrial action in the country is becoming increasingly violent.

Rand remains softer at midday

2012-08-17 14:58

The rand has maintained a softer bias at noon‚ with market players choosing to focus on the potential spillover effects of the Lonmin’s violence into other mining companies.

Six arrested for Lonmin unrest

2012-08-16 11:17

Six people have been arrested following violent protests at the Lonmin platinum mine in Marikana, says Rustenburg police.

NUM: We are the victims

2012-08-14 18:53

The National Union of Mineworkers is a victim of a pattern of intimidation and violence familiar to mine bosses and the police, says the union.

Workers: Mine bosses knew about demands

2012-08-14 16:53

Management at the troubled Lonmin mine in the North West knew workers wanted higher wages, says two employees

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