SABC News - National Union of Mineworkers


New mining charter highly flawed: Chamber

Saturday 17 June 2017 07:10

The South African Chamber of Mines has warned that elements of the new mining charter will scare away investors.


NUM lost members and its status as the majority union in the platinum belt following the violent wildcat strike in August 2012.
NUM regaining lost members: Matosa

Sunday 11 June 2017 09:40

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is regaining lost members in the Rustenburg platinum mines, NUM president Thamsanqa Matosa said on Saturday.


Num calls for President Zuma’s resignation

Friday 9 June 2017 05:20

President of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) Piet Matosa has called for President Jacob Zuma to step down.


The National Union of Mineworkers says thousands of jobs will be lost if government signs the new renewable energy contracts.
NUM threatens to strike against renewable energy contracts

Wednesday 29 March 2017 12:13

The National Union of Mineworkers has threatened to embark on a strike at state-run power utility Eskom over its plans to mothball five coal-powered stations.


ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa says this gives effect to the electoral mandate to the ANC government to introduce a national minimum wage.
ANC welcomes release of minimum wage panel report

Monday 21 November 2016 06:07

The African National Congress has welcomed the release of the report of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) advisory panel on a national minimum wage.


'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.


The miners had been underground for five days without food.
Miners staging sit in re-surface

Saturday 15 October 2016 06:59

The National Union of Mineworkers(NUM) says the 66 Rock Drill Operators who had staged a sit in underground resurfaced on Friday.


SA's mines ministry defends safety drive

Tuesday 23 August 2016 19:41

South Africa's government defended a renewed drive to reduce deaths and injuries in the mining industry on Tuesday, saying health and safety issues were "non- negotiable."


The NUM is the majority union representing 80% of the workforce.
NUM to march at Northam Platinum mine

Wednesday 17 August 2016 14:57

The NUM on Tuesday said more than 7 000 of its members were set to embark on a massive march at Northam Platinum in Limpopo on Wednesday.


More than 15 000 members employed at Eskom embarked on a full blown strike.
Operations not affected by strike: Eskom

Friday 12 August 2016 07:07

The strike by members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) at Eskom's power plants has had no effect on operations, the power utility said on Thursday.


A strike by 15 000 NUM members could disrupt power supply accross the country.
NUM ready to bring Eskom to it's knees

Wednesday 10 August 2016 21:05

It’s all systems go for a nationwide strike by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) at Eskom on Thursday.


More that 15,000 National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) employees at Eskom are expected to embark on a full blown strike in all nine provinces, the union said on Tuesday.
More than 15 000 Eskom workers to strike: NUM

Tuesday 9 August 2016 17:14

More that 15 000 National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) members working at Eskom are expected to embark on a full blown strike in all nine provinces, the union said on Tuesday.


Eskom strike not affecting operations yet: Phasiwe

Monday 8 August 2016 12:04

Eskom says the current wage strike at three of its power stations is unprotected, and has not yet affected its operations.


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.


NUM is demanding that investigations to determine the cause of the rock fall be completed first, before the reopening of shaft.
Impala suffers lossed income as a result of rock fall

Monday 6 June 2016 14:31

Impala Platinum in Rustenburg in the North West says it has lost over 6000 ounces of production as a result of the rock fall that killed two mine workers.


Gold miners appear after being trapped underground at a mine in Carltonville, west of Johannesburg.
Lessons learnt from taking sides as a sociologist in unjust times

Monday 6 June 2016 08:25

What role should sociologists play in situations of large-scale suffering and exploitation.


Platinum firms are still reeling from the effects of a record five-month strike in 2014 led by AMCU when it sought a more than doubling in wages to R12 500.
NUM to demand a 20% wage hike at Amplats - internal document

Friday 3 June 2016 14:08

South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will demand a wage increase of 20% per year for the next two years in upcoming talks with Anglo American Platinum.


Eskom says their offer is reasonable.
Eskom defends 5% wage offer

Thursday 19 May 2016 08:30

Eskom says that its 5% wage offer is reasonable given the power utility's financial circumstances.  


Fidentia is said to have misappropriated an estimated one billion rand leaving the the 60 000 beneficiaries, who are widows and orphans of miners, wanting.
Fidentia link to 'Panama Papers' leak irks NUM

Tuesday 5 April 2016 05:55

It is alleged that’s Graham Maddock, who was central in the Fidentia scandal paid millions of rands to Mossack Fonceca.


NUM says Amplats must sell Twickenham operations to halt retrenchments

Tuesday 9 February 2016 17:15

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in Limpopo believes that Anglo American Platinum should sell its Twickenham operation to investors who are willing to mine.


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