Eskom, labour kickstart talks to save the power utility

2019-08-23 22:00

Eskom has extended an olive branch to labour unions on Friday in a bid to help rescue the struggling power utility.

NUM says meeting with Ramaphosa 'productive', but march against Eskom unbundling will go ahead

2019-03-20 16:02

The National Union of Mineworkers says it will go ahead with a planned march to the ANC headquarters at Luthuli House this month to protest the unbundling of Eskom.

Cosatu takes march over jobs to Parliament

2019-02-19 07:28

Union members affiliated to Cosatu are set to march to parliament as part of its efforts to mobilise for pro-poor policies ahead of the National Budget

NUM calls for Eskom strike during election week

2019-01-30 12:10

According to a regional branch of NUM, workers at Eskom will strike during election week over the possible sale of shares and planned job cuts at the power utility.

NUM challenges government to save jobs at Optimum mine - even if that means buying it

2019-01-16 07:33

The National Union of Mineworkers says mineworkers at Optimum and Koornfontein Colliery Mines in Mpumalanga have not received their salaries in three months.

NUM on executive cuts: Eskom cannot be run like 'spaza shop'

2018-12-24 19:24

NUM is angered by what it calls "the unexpected announcement of retrenchments made by Eskom on the eve of Christmas celebrations".

Sibanye offers cash advance to workers hit by 'no work, no pay'

2018-12-14 18:59

Sibanye-Stillwater said the cash advance would be repaid to the company over a five-month period “via payroll deduction”, from the end of February 2019.

NUM's Gauteng regional chair stabbed at mass meeting

2018-12-03 14:12

The National Union of Mineworkers has confirmed that its Gauteng regional chairperson Ndlela Radebe was stabbed and injured at a mass meeting on Monday.

Blame in all directions for violence during Gold Fields strike

2018-11-05 17:45

While the National Union of Mineworkers claims two of its members have been hospitalised, Gold Fields says the union has been perpetrating violence during the strike, which is costing the company R3m per day.

Gold Fields braces for show-stopping strike

2018-11-01 15:52

At the heart of the strike is a process Gold Fields has undergone at South Deep Mine to increase productivity and reduce jobs.

 

AMCU's firebrand leader is headed for a showdown with govt

2019-04-29 12:05

One of the most polarizing figures in South African mining, union leader Joseph Mathunjwa has never hesitated to go head-to-head with powerful CEOs. Now he may have to face down the government.

NUM plans march on Luthuli House over Eskom unbundling

2019-03-13 11:49

The National Union of Mineworkers says it will march to the ANC headquarters at Luthuli House on March 30 to protest the unbundling of Eskom.

Eskom unbundling will result in more debt, job losses - NUM

2019-02-14 14:04

The unions says the unbundling of Eskom as announced by the president would be an expensive exercise that pushes the struggling power utility further into debt.

NUM march to Union Buildings for Optimum coal miners stuck in limbo

2019-01-16 17:28

The National Union of Mineworkers marched to the Union Buildings on Wednesday, asking government to ensure the mineworkers at Optimum receive salaries after they were left stranded by Tegeta’s fall into business rescue.

NUM members' houses torched in apparent union rivalry

2019-01-08 16:59

Three more houses have been torched in Blybank in Carletonville amid apparent union rivalry near Sibanye-Stillwater gold mine.

A year in strikes: Mines hobbled, buses grind to a halt

2018-12-24 17:24

Strikes at two gold producing companies have shown no sign of abating, with no production taking place at Gold Fields since workers downed tools on November 2. Fin24 takes a look at 2018 in strikes.

Sibanye: Gold wage deal extended to all workers

2018-12-13 20:11

According to Sibanye-Stillwater, the collective membership of the NUM, UASA and Solidarity has increased to over 50% of the employees at the South African gold operations, allowing for extension of the agreement.

Amcu continues with strike action at Sibanye-Stillwater

2018-11-26 11:29

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has continued its strike over wages at Sibanye-Stillwater into Monday.

NUM strike to put a stopper in Gold Fields production

2018-11-02 15:05

NUM, which represents 80% of the Gold Fields workforce, will withdraw labour from South Deep on Friday afternoon, the union has said.

Low-cost renewables could have been a game-changer, MPs hear

2018-10-18 16:08

Low-cost renewable energy offered Eskom a game-changing opportunity to help the cash-strapped utility save money, the Energy Portfolio Committee has heard.

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