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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Members of the SAPS opened fire on a crowd of striking Lonmin mineworkers at Marikana.
AMCU to commemorate Marikana killings

Tuesday 16 August 2016 05:37

Trade union AMCU is set to hold a commemorative event on Tuesday at the infamous koppie in Wonderkop near Marikana.

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South African miner RBPlat hands NUM exclusive union rights

Monday 13 June 2016 18:04

South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has secured exclusive union rights for workers at platinum producer Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat), it said on Monday.

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Northam Platinum mine has suspended operations after two mineworkers, one from NUM and another from AMCU, were killed over the weekend
Events at Northam resemble beginning of Marikana, AMCU’s Mathunjwa

Thursday 9 June 2016 11:00

AMCU leader Joseph Mathunjwa says the events unfolding at the Northam Platinum mine in Limpopo resemble what led to the murders at Lonmin Mine in Marikana in 2012.

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NUM has also resolved at a mass meeting that Northam should stop holding talks with the rival Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), which has a minority representation at the m
NUM members at Northam mine demand arrests after spate of murders

Thursday 9 June 2016 06:52

Workers belonging to NUM, the major union at Northam Platinum, say they won't resume work at its Zondereinde mine in Limpopo until arrests are made for a spate of murders.

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NUM members refuse to resume work at Northam until demands met

Wednesday 8 June 2016 21:19

Workers belonging to the major union at South Africa's Northam Platinum said on Wednesday they would not resume work at its Zondereinde Mine until arrests were made for a spate of murders.

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Two miners have been killed as AMCU and NUM members clash at the Northam Platinum Mine in Limpopo
AMCU, NUM members clash after killings in Northam Mine

Monday 6 June 2016 11:38

A person, reported to be a member of AMCU has been stabbed to death at Northam in Limpopo following the murder of a 45-year-old NUM member on Sunday.

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AMCU requests minster’s intervention in Aquarius

Saturday 4 June 2016 19:27

AMCU have written to Mineral Resources Minister, Mosebenzi Zwane, requesting him to intervene in the matter relating to the former Aquarius Mine employees dismissed in 2009.

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