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 Platinum producer Lonmin said last week it would cut 3,500 jobs.
Solidarity accuses mining industry of hidden agendas

Friday 15 May 2015 09:59

Trade union Solidarity says talks of restructuring and layoffs in the mining industry is a tactic to put pressure on trade unions ahead of wage negotiations with The Chamber of Mines.

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Lonmin is planning on shedding thousands of jobs due to declining platinum sales.
Lonmin posts smaller first-half loss

Monday 11 May 2015 20:36

Platinum producer, Lonmin, has posted a smaller first-half loss despite technical problems at its smelters. The London-listed miner has also been hit by a drop in platinum prices.

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Govt to stop massive job losses in mining: NUM

Monday 11 May 2015 17:46

The NUM has appealed to government to intervene and stop massive job losses in the mining industry.

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Last Month Anglo American Platinum announced that it intends to cut over four hundred jobs.
Jobs cuts loom for platinum industry: Expert

Saturday 9 May 2015 11:59

Labour and economic experts say more job cuts can be expected in the platinum mining industry following last year's crippling five months wage strike.

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Lonmin says it will consider retrenchments as a last resort.
Lonmin vies for voluntary packages to shed jobs

Friday 8 May 2015 16:02

The world's largest platinum producer, Lonmin, based in Rustenburg, in the North West province, says the aim to cut thousands of jobs will be voluntary process.

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Lonmin lauds workers for not engaging in xenophobic attacks

Thursday 23 April 2015 18:21

The world largest platinum producer, Lonmin, has applauded its workers for living in harmony and avoiding xenophobic attacks.

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About 44 people were killed in the Marikana unprotected strike.
Marikana report in govt’s hand

Tuesday 31 March 2015 20:35

The presidency says it has received the report of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry.

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The Farlam Commission is due to hand over its findings to the president this week.
Families of Marikana victims pin hope on report

Tuesday 31 March 2015 07:15

Widows and families of slain Marikana miners hope the final report of the Marikana Enquiry will answer the many questions they have.

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NUM General Secretary, Frans Baleni, says at present, minimum wages for gold and coal are around R6 000 and R9 000 respectively
NUM resolves to present 'better wage' demand before Chamber

Thursday 12 March 2015 20:10

NUM says it will demand that wages of its lowest paid members be doubled, trebled even, when it tables its new wage demands for the gold, coal and diamond sectors at the Chamber of Mines in April.

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Campaign for Marikana Holiday: Report

Friday 16 January 2015 09:36

A formal application will be made by Anglican Bishop Jo Seoka and the Marikana Support Group to have August 16, the day 34 mineworkers were killed in Marikana, to be declared a public holiday.

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Ramathlodi warns of job losses as talks hit snag

Tuesday 10 June 2014 16:55

The Minister of Mineral Resources Ngoako Ramatlhodi has warned that the country may suffer job losses as a result of the strike by Amcu in the platinum belt.

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'Platinum strike not good for investor confidence': Marcus

Tuesday 10 June 2014 15:12

SA Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus warned on Tuesday that export figures will be affected if the almost five-month-old platinum mining sector strike continues.

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Ramatlhodi denies 'abandoning' talks

Tuesday 10 June 2014 10:45

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi denied on Tuesday that he "abandoned" wage negotiations in the platinum mining sector.

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Amcu workers are demanding for a R 12 500 basic monthly salary.
Mining companies can’t afford union's demands: Economist

Tuesday 10 June 2014 09:20

Investment Solutions chief strategist, Chris Hart says South Africa’s reputation has been wrecked by the strike in the platinum sector.

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Ngoako Ramatlhodi said he would pull out of negotiations if parties did not come to an agreement by Monday.
Ramatlhodi to brief media after collapse of strike talks

Tuesday 10 June 2014 05:36

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi will hold a press briefing Tuesday, following his withdrawal of the inter-governmental task team from the platinum talks.

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Government in last ditch effort to end platinum strike

Monday 9 June 2014 07:15

Government's intervention in the platinum strike comes to an end on Monday.

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Platinum belt community seek Concourt's help to end Amcu strike

Saturday 7 June 2014 08:16

Members of the community where the Lonmin platinum mine is situated in Rustenburg have gone to the Constitutional Court to have the marathon Amcu strike declared unconstitutional.

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Mr. X will testify at Marikana Commission of Inquiry about how the striking mine workers used muti.
Marikana Inquiry adjourned until Tuesday

Friday 6 June 2014 15:54

The Marikana Commission of Inquiry has adjourned until next week Tuesday.

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Amcu members in the platinum sector downed tools at Anglo American Platinum, Lonmin, and Impala Platinum on January 23, demanding a basic monthly salary of R12,500.
Amcu strike a social crisis: Solidarity

Friday 6 June 2014 12:31

The Amcu strike in the platinum mining sector should be abandoned for the good of all South Africans, trade union Solidarity said on Friday.

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Hopes for quick end to platinum strike fading

Thursday 5 June 2014 20:50

Hopes for a quick end to the five-month-long strike in the platinum industry are fading.

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