AMCU has urged police to investigate the killings.
AMCU calls for end to senseless killings

Friday 22 September 2017 12:37

Trade union AMCU has called on both its members  and those of the National Union of Mineworkers to stop what it terms senseless killings at mines in Rustenburg in the North west.


Mathunjwa calls for transformation of SOE's

Thursday 21 September 2017 19:01

Amcu President Joseph Mathunjwa says there is a need to transform the financially struggling State-Owned Enterprises (SOE's).


AMCU President Joseph Mathunjwa says politicians need to strive for the change of the country's electoral system.
Mathunjwa reiterates call for change to SA’s electoral system

Thursday 17 August 2017 09:28

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) President, Joseph Mathunjwa has joined those calling for the amendment of the country's constitution.


Marikana tragedy brings sad memories five years on

Wednesday 16 August 2017 07:05

Wednesday marks the 5th anniversary of the Marikana tragedy, during which 34 mineworkers were shot and killed by police in the Koppie near Wonderkop.


The majority of workers in Marikana live in informal settlements without access to water, sanitation and electricity.
Marikana a land of contrasts

Monday 14 August 2017 19:44

Five years since the infamous Marikana killings, the platinum-endowed area remains poor and forsaken.


In August 2012, police shot and killed 34 Lonmin mineworkers belonging to AMCU.
Marikana strike was justified: Joseph Mathunjwa

Saturday 12 August 2017 11:23

The two organisations that were at the centre of the Marikana tragedy say enough measures have been put in place to ensure that the tragedy does not repeat.


Widows of mineworkers who were killed during the Marikana shootings lost a source of income following the deaths.
R1 billion in compensation for Marikana widows

Wednesday 2 August 2017 19:55

Lawyers representing the injured mine-workers and 34 widows of slain miners who were shot and killed by police in Marikana in August 2012 say over R1 billion of compensation has been agreed on


NUMYS handed to the municipality a memorandum following a march by hundreds of NUM Youth Structure members.
NUMYS calls for more opportunities for black youth in NW

Sunday 25 June 2017 20:15

The National Union of Mineworkers Youth Structure is calling upon the Rustenburg municipality in North West, to help create more opportunities for black youth in the mining, energy and construction.


Sibanye says sacks 1,500 workers over wildcat strike

Thursday 15 June 2017 18:13

Sibanye Gold has fired around 1,500 workers taking part in a wildcat strike at its Cooke mine, it said on Thursday, prompting an angry reaction from the biggest gold miners' union.


Lily Gold Mine remains shut, following a massive landfall that trapped three workers undergrounds and their bodies have not been recovered.
Plans underway to re-open Lily Goldmine

Thursday 25 May 2017 18:33

Plans are underway to reopen the Lily Gold Mine near Barberton in Mpumalanga.


Joseph Mathunjwa was addressing AMCU members in Welkom as part of May Day celebrations.
ANC has been the marshal of oppression of black people: Amcu

Monday 1 May 2017 18:22

Joseph Mathunjwa says the African National Congress has been the marshal of oppression of black people since 1994 because they continue to be exploited.


The mine ceased to operate after three workers were trapped underground.
AMCU brings Christmas cheer to Lilly mine workers

Thursday 22 December 2016 11:37

Hundreds of Lilly mineworkers near Baberton in Mpumalanga, who lost their income after the mine ceased to operate earlier this year, are expected to receive an early Christmas gift.


Mine workers have been on strike since last week demanding their outstanding November salaries.
No end in sight to Vantage Goldfields mine strike

Tuesday 6 December 2016 11:15

The strike by the mine workers at Vintage Goldfields Barbrook Mine near Barberton in Mpumalanga is still continuing over unpaid November salaries.


Joseph Mathunjwa says the deal reached with mining companies stipulates increases in living out allowances, as well as retirement and provident funds, among others.
AMCU secures wage deal with mining companies

Sunday 30 October 2016 18:36

AMCU president, Joseph Mathunjwa says the union has secured a wage increase of R1000 for all mineworkers in all major platinum producing mines in the country.  


NUM members in Limpopo continue with wage strike

Friday 28 October 2016 10:40

NUM members at Anglo American's Mogwalakwena platinum mine outside Mokopane in Limpopo are continuing with their strike.


'Our members need to survive a tough economy' - AMCU

Thursday 27 October 2016 20:54

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) says Anglo American Platinum's (Amplats) wage offer of 7% will enable its members to survive a tough economy.


Amplats, Sibanye still confident of Rustenburg deal this year

Wednesday 5 October 2016 21:12

Anglo American Platinum remains confident that the disposal of its labour-intensive Rustenburg mines in South Africa to Sibanye Gold will clear its last regulatory hurdle in 2016.


The legal teams have been pushing for compensation for miners’ widows since 34 miners died in confrontations with police at Lonmin's platinum mine at Marikana in 2012.
Marikana widows' lawyers to approach courts for compensation

Wednesday 17 August 2016 18:08

Lawyers representing Marikana widows say they will have to approach the courts to force the Presidency to move faster on talks regarding compensation.


AMCU President, Joseph Mathunjwa.
Amcu warns political parties against forming trade unions

Wednesday 17 August 2016 07:33

Amcu President, Joseph Mathunjwa, has warned political parties against forming their own workers' unions, saying that will compromise the fight for better working conditions.


AMCU president, Joseph Mathunjwa is expected to give the keynote address.
Formal Marikana commemoration underway

Tuesday 16 August 2016 14:45

The formal Marikana commemoration programme is underway at the famous koppie at Marikana near Rustenburg in the North West, where 34 striking mineworkers were shot dead by police four years ago.


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