Coal strike looms as NUM spurns wage offer

2015-08-12 15:20

Tension within the mining industry has ratcheted up after union NUM rejected the latest wage offer for the coal sector as “insulting”.

Bloodshed seen if pay strike called at SA gold mines

2015-07-23 07:51

A pay strike at South African gold companies could result in more violence at the mines, said Andrew Levy, a labour-relations consultant.

NUM says mines can raise pay 80%

2015-06-22 12:34

The biggest union in the gold industry said producers in South Africa are able to afford an increase of more than 80% in the basic monthly pay of entry-level underground miners.

Public sector wage talks stutter

2015-06-09 15:03

Unions have declared a dispute with the local government association, resulting in the cancellation of the fourth round of public sector pay and conditions talks.

Tough municipal pay talks in pipeline

2015-05-20 12:24

With public sector pay negotiations done and dusted, the situation regarding local government employees remains deadlocked.

Public sector pay talks head towards deadlock

2015-03-27 09:07

With five days to go before the current wage agreement expires, talks between the government and the public sector unions seem to be heading for stalemate.

Public servants worried about slow wage talks

2015-01-20 18:01

The Public Servants Association is concerned about the slow pace of public service wage negotiations and the effect on government’s budgeting processes.

Operations stable at Sentech

2014-07-31 11:34

Operations have been stable at Sentech following strike action by members of the Communication Workers Union.

More talks to end petrol strike

2013-09-25 10:20

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA and employers of petrol attendants and vehicle industry workers are set to meet again amid the ongoing wage-related strike.

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.


SA's biggest gold union said to reject pay offer

2015-08-05 08:08

Members of the National Union of Mineworkers have been rejecting a final deal tabled in wage negotiations, according to a person familiar with the discussions.

NUM decries ‘apartheid’ wage system

2015-06-22 17:00

The newly elected head of the National Union of Mineworkers says that his members were still being paid "apartheid" wages, signalling a hard line ahead of gold sector wage talks.

Gold sector faces upheaval on social pact

2015-06-18 13:05

The Association of Mining and Construction Union has dismissed the gold sector "social pact" proposals, saying workers entering wage talks just want money.

Amcu threatens to strike

2015-06-07 16:15

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa says the union could launch a wildcat strike if NUM and gold mining companies extend wage deals to its members.

Labour Wrap: Reason to be 'Proudly unpatriotic'

2015-05-14 07:33

Skilled South Africans, especially nurses, who choose to work abroad have been accused of being unpatriotic, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

Nene hopeful of no public sector strike

2015-02-25 15:28

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says government is working hard to find an amicable solution to current wage talks with unions and hopes to avoid a strike.

Labour Wrap: Wages, policies and the public sector

2014-10-16 07:41

Public sector workers are not overpaid, greedy and concerned only with their own welfare, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

Northam back at negotiating table

2013-10-28 13:33

Wage talks between the Northam Zondereinde platinum mine in Limpopo and the National Union of Mineworkers are set to continue.

Amcu stalls pay talks - Chamber

2013-07-29 16:13

The South African Chamber of Mines has declared a dispute with Amcu in gold negotiations, it says.

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.

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