Union calls for Ramaphosa’s intervention as death toll in ‘gassing’ incident at Kloof mine rises to four

The death toll in a reported “gassing” incident at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Kloof operations has risen to four with three more mineworkers found dead on Monday‚ the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) said. It said one worker was still missing. “AMCU received reports from its health and safety desk that[…]

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Amcu vows to end exploitation of mine workers

Amcu President Joseph Mathunjwa, says the union has ensured that mine workers will never be exploited by multi national mining corporations. On Wednesday Mathunjwa addressed thousands of mineworkers and political leaders, gathered at the infamous koppie at Marikana in the North West The commemoration was in honour of Lonmin mineworkers[…]

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Protesting Harmony gold miners resurface

Harmony Gold has confirmed that more than a thousand miners who had been staging a sit in at the Kusasalethu mine near Carltonville, west of Johannesburg, have returned to the surface. The miners refused to surface after their shift on Wednesday following a disagreement over money. Harmony Gold says following[…]

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Zuma, ministers in court over ‘covert’ workers’ union

A huge civil suit involving staggering claims about the involvement of President Jacob Zuma, State Security Minister David Mahlobo and government intelligence agents in the formation of a new labour union aimed at destabilising anti-ANC labour union the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) is due to be heard[…]

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Amcu to launch Marikana families campaign

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) is expected to launch a fundraising campaign for the families of mineworkers killed at Marikana. A news conference will be held on Thursday. The labour union’s president is also expected to be present and the union will give an update on civil claims lodged[…]

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Save Vavi, Save NUM – new union leader’s to do list

Newly-elected National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) general secretary David Sipunzi has two top priorities: Save Zwelinzima Vavi, and save NUM from bleeding to death. He wants unity, he wants Zwelinzima Vavi’s expulsion from the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) turned around, and he wants to win back ex NUM members[…]

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