Do not help with unbundling, unions demand of Eskom - but utility says it never got the memo

2020-01-16 15:59

The National Union of Mineworkers and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa kept their December promise and marched to Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter's office on Wednesday afternoon.

De Ruyter, meet NUM – union to protest on Eskom CEO’s first day

2019-12-13 05:00

Andre De Ruyter is due to start serving as Eskom CEO on 15 January next year. National Union of Mineworkers energy sector coordinator Paris Mashego told Fin24 on Thursday that the union planned to demonstrate on his first day at the office.

UPDATE: Orkney mining rescue operation expected to take three days

2019-12-07 14:19

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has called for "drastic action" to improve the safety standards and procedures at mines, as four mine workers are trapped and feared dead in a mine in Orkney.

'It seems our loved ones deserved to die' says relative of cop killed in lead-up to Marikana massacre

2019-11-17 19:56

Lizzy Monene was speaking at a rally convened by Cosatu and its affiliate, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), at the small mining area in the Marikana West community hall on Sunday.

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".


Eskom's De Ruyter must either toe government’s line or ours - NUM

2019-12-18 13:03

The National Union of Mineworkers has issued an ultimatum to incoming Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter.

Deep in the heart of Eskom: Union tells of long hours, plummeting morale

2019-12-11 05:00

The National Union of Mineworkers energy coordinator Paris Mashego says working conditions have become gruelling at Eskom, and employee morale has plummeted alongside energy supply.

Four mine workers trapped, feared dead in Orkney

2019-12-07 10:24

The mine workers have been trapped since Friday afternoon, following "seismic activity".

Platinum miners strike three-year wage deals

2019-11-15 15:19

Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum and Sibanye announced three-year wage deals with the National Union of Mineworkers, the Association of Metalworkers and Construction Union and Uasa.

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.

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