Fresh pay offer on the table for Amcu

2014-04-18 05:30

Amcu has been urged to accept a new wage offer for an increase of up to 10%, which allows entry level underground miners to get R12 500 per month by July 2017.

Amcu's senseless strike

2014-04-17 07:34

The union may be on a straight course for a steep precipice, says Leopold Scholtz.

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.

Shocking silence

2014-04-09 14:37

Could lack of government action to end the mine strike be a bid to boost ANC votes?

Strike: shocking silence

2014-04-09 07:54

Could lack of government action be a bid to boost ANC votes, asks James-Brent Styan.

New union protects non-striking miners

2014-04-04 09:00

The newly-formed Workers Association Union is providing transport and security for mineworkers to work in Rustenburg platinum mines, says its general secretary.

Amcu to march to Lonmin offices

2014-04-03 07:58

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union will continue its campaign for higher wages by marching to Lonmin.

Non-striking miners attacked

2014-04-02 19:32

A non-striking mineworker has been attacked at his home and another had his car set alight in villages near Rustenburg, North West.

Griffith: Mine job cuts are inevitable

2014-03-28 19:14

CEO Chris Griffith says job cuts are a certainty in the platinum belt because of losses from a 10-week strike in the industry, raising the risk of further unrest.

Amcu pay hike will be disastrous - Implats

2014-03-27 19:19

Implats says Amcu's revised pay demand of a minimum monthly wage of R12 500 put into effect over four years will lead to job cuts and shaft closures.

Amcu strike's financial cost 'not full story'

2014-03-27 08:59

Platinum mining CEOs say Amcu's strike is also impacting local businesses and communities, while Lonmin has asked non-striking staff to take leave to cut costs.

Police mum on Marikana 'fall guy'

2014-03-26 10:18

Police have declined to comment on testimony at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry that a police air wing commander was asked to take the blame for the deaths of 34 people in the Marikana shooting.

North West attack linked to Amcu strike

2014-03-20 14:36

Four men have assaulted a mineworker and his girlfriend before setting their shack alight in Thekwana outside Rustenburg, North West.

Strike threatens platinum sector viability

2014-03-18 07:47

With shareholders facing steep losses and almost half of mine shafts unprofitable, the platinum strike is threatening an industry already in deep trouble.

Mine CEOS 'paid 199 times more than workers'

2014-03-07 07:47

Platinum mining companies are paying their CEOs 199 times more than they are paying mineworkers, says the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union.

Police: Peace forums not gunning for Amcu

2014-03-05 07:53

North West police have denied claims by Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa that a peace forum to prevent labour-related violence aims to discredit the union.

North West premier corrects statement

2014-03-01 19:50

The North West premier's office has sought to correct a statement issued about an Amcu member who had been arrested.

Implats: No winner in Amcu strike

2014-02-27 10:44

Amcu's protracted strike is costing Impala Platinum R60m per day and no winner is likely to emerge from this type of action, says Implats CEO Terence Goodlace.

Marikana families weep

2014-02-20 18:36

A woman has wept at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry as North West police chief Lieutenant General Zukiswa Mbombo extended an olive branch to victims of the August 2012 Marikana shootings.

Amcu postpones CCMA platinum wage talks

2014-02-14 09:50

Amcu says it has postponed its meeting with the CCMA about the platinum sector strike to next week, so that it can organise the funeral of a slain steward.

New Amcu talks signal hope for end to strike

2014-02-04 09:07

Discussions beween union Amcu and the world's top three platinum producers are set to resume, with hopes that progress will be made to end a two-week strike.

Amplats metalworkers to go on strike

2014-02-03 07:58

Between 1 000 and 2 000 Anglo American Platinum metalworkers are set to down tools, says Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim.

A miner's resolve

2014-02-02 12:58

We take a peek into the life of a typical platinum belt striker. A miner's resolve

Amcu spurns platinum wage offer

2014-01-30 11:13

Union Amcu has rejected a 9% wage offer from platinum producers Anglo American Platinum and Lonmin, ensuring a week of industrial action continues.

Amcu: We won't budge from R12 500

2014-01-30 09:23

Union Amcu will present miners' new wage offer to its members, but insists nothing less than its R12 500 demand will be accepted as the platinum strike drags on.


Amcu, mine CEO's set for more talks

2014-04-17 19:51

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union and platinum mining bosses will resume talks to help end a damaging strike entering its 13th week.

Amcu strike fund gets cash injection

2014-04-16 08:31

A strike fund set up by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has reportedly received R1m.

Platinum miners 'best paid for their jobs'

2014-04-14 08:36

Lonmin CEO Ben Magwara says platinum sector miners are the highest paid in the country relevant to the nature of work, in a response to union Amcu's petition.

Exxaro might look at Amplats' assets

2014-04-09 13:49

Coal producer Exxaro hopes to diversify into platinum group metals and is looking at opportunities which could include assets Anglo American might divest.

Fears grow of mine job cuts

2014-04-08 21:00

It is looking more inevitable that a strike on the platinum mines could lead to a painful restructuring process that could result in tens of thousands of job cuts.

Amcu warns mines against closures

2014-04-03 18:56

Any shaft closures by Lonmin, Implats and Amplats will result in strikes , says Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president Joseph Mathunjwa.

Platinum mines warn suppliers

2014-04-02 20:15

Lonmin has joined Amplats in sending out force majeure notices to some suppliers of goods and services due to the widening impact of a 10-week strike.

New agreement on the cards for Amcu

2014-03-28 22:32

A complex deal will be on the table when the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration makes another attempt to resolve the platinum sector strike.

Implats considers mechanisation option

2014-03-28 09:02

Mechanisation could be more efficient, improve safety, have a more profitable lifespan and cost less than labour-intensive mining, says Impala Platinum.

Amcu calls for mass mines strike

2014-03-27 18:23

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa says it will continue its marches for higher wages, adding that it wants workers in the gold and coal sectors to join them.

Amcu to march to Impala's Sandton office

2014-03-27 07:35

Union Amcu is to march to Impala head office in Sandton to hand over a memorandum calling for the firm to agree to its wage demands and return to negotiations.

Inside Labour: The art of conciliation

2014-03-21 13:03

The CCMA is working behind the scenes to end the platinum strike, says Terry Bell.

Amcu issues challenge to Amplats CEO

2014-03-18 14:36

Amcu has challenged the CEO of Anglo American Platinum to sleep in a hostel for a week, as the union handed over a memorandum with its pay demands to the firm.

Mr X heading to Marikana inquiry

2014-03-17 12:51

The SA Police Service has submitted an application to the Farlam Commission of Inquiry for a witness dubbed Mr X to testify in-camera through a video link.

Marshalls maintain order at Amcu march site

2014-03-06 12:06

Marshals have formed a human chain around Amcu members in Marabastad ahead of their march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

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.

Amcu member held for illegal gun

2014-02-28 21:05

An Amcu shop steward at Impala Platinum has been arrested in Victory Park, near Rustenburg, for possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition.

North West pair held for attacking miner

2014-02-25 21:11

North West police have arrested two men for the attempted murder of a miner at an Anglo American Platinum shaft near Rustenburg.

Amcu strike costs Amplats R100m per day

2014-02-17 10:15

Talks between Amcu and platinum mining companies are set to resume, as Anglo American Platinum says it is losing R100m a day because of strike action.

Costs mount as Amcu strike talks drag on

2014-02-10 12:52

The platinum sector strike and the growing uncertainty over how to end it has undermined investor confidence in SA, as the rand nears five-year lows.

Amplats: Protracted strike not wanted

2014-02-03 10:07

Amplats says talks to end union Amcu's strike could make progress by the end of the week, as people on the ground don't seem to want drawn-out industrial action.

Govt steps in to mediate end to strike

2014-02-03 07:39

Government mediators have put forward a proposal designed to end a strike that has hit about 40% of global platinum supply, they said at the weekend.

Talks set to resume as Amcu continues strike

2014-01-31 07:39

Amcu says it will take a new mandate from workers and table a proposal to platinum miners, as talks to resolve a wage strike are expected to resume.

Lonmin reassesses output as strike hits home

2014-01-30 10:18

Miner Lonmin has posted a rise in quarterly refined platinum production, but says it will have to reassess its guidance for the year due to the ongoing strike.

Amcu gold strike ruling out soon

2014-01-30 07:30

A ruling on the legality of a planned strike by trade union Amcu in the gold mining sector is expected in the Johannesburg Labour Court.

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