SABC News - Strike


Amcu, Amplats talks deadlock

Thursday 17 April 2014 17:37

The leaders of striking Amcu union and the world's three biggest platinum producers will resume talks next week after they failed again on Thursday to reach an agreement.


SA stocks end in positive territory

Thursday 17 April 2014 17:36

South African stocks ended in positive territory on Thursday ahead of the four-day Easter long weekend.


Amcu members have been on strike since January.
Lonmin miners default on ARV treatment as strike drags on

Wednesday 16 April 2014 21:02

Miners in the platinum belt around Rustenburg have defaulted on their Anti-Retroviral (ARV) treatment as the Amcu strike drags on.


End in sight to platinum strike

Monday 14 April 2014 12:30

Economists predict that the strike by trade union Amcu in the platinum belt will soon end.


Industrial action negatively affecting non-striking workers: AMCU

Monday 7 April 2014 10:18

Trade unions in the mining industry that’s not party to the prolonged strike by rival union, AMCU says the industrial action is negatively affecting non-striking workers


Rights of non-striking platinum workers are being violated: Gutto

Saturday 5 April 2014 14:05

Legal expert Shadrack Gutto says the violation of the rights of non-striking miners in the troubled platinum sector leaves much to be desired from the country's criminal justice system.


The drivers were demanding that senior drivers be allowed to choose shifts and the six-month probation period be reduced by half
Rea Vaya buses back on the road

Friday 4 April 2014 06:43

Rea Vaya buses are back on the road after Piotrans reached an agreement with striking drivers.


The health department was scheduled on Thursday to meet Mecklenburg Hospital managers and staff to resolve an illegal strike
Limpopo health dept trying to resolve hospital strike

Thursday 3 April 2014 09:16

The Limpopo health department was scheduled to meet Mecklenburg Hospital managers and staff on Thursday morning to resolve an illegal strike, the department said.


Amcu will take to the streets again on Thursday as part of their ongoing strike for high salaries in the mines.
Amcu to establish strike fund: Mathunjwa

Thursday 3 April 2014 09:01

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) president Joseph Mathunjwa says they are going to establish a strike fund.


Amcu members marched to the Impala head office in Sandton on Wednesday
Amcu’s march for higher wages continues

Thursday 3 April 2014 05:32

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) will continue its campaign for higher wages by marching to Lonmin offices at Melrose Arch in Johannesburg on Thursday.


Rea Vaya buses remain parked at the depot in Dobsonville in Soweto.
End in sight to Rea Vaya strike

Wednesday 2 April 2014 10:15

Striking Rea Vaya bus drivers in Johannesburg, who are affiliated to the South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) say a solution could be reached soon in their dispute with the employer.


Amplats to declare force majeure

Wednesday 2 April 2014 09:17

Anglo American Platinum has issued force majeure notices to some of its suppliers, saying it will not be able to meet its contractual obligations due to unavoidable circumstances.


Concerned group hands memorandum of grievances to Farlam

Tuesday 1 April 2014 19:28

A group calling itself the Concerned Members of the Community has handed over a memorandum of grievances to the chairperson of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, Judge Ian Farlam.


Platinum strike continues   

Tuesday 1 April 2014 18:42

The ongoing strike in the platinum sector continued on Tuesday.


Amcu has been on strike for 10 weeks.
Amcu strike will lead to job losses: Amplats

Saturday 29 March 2014 06:29

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union’s (Amcu) 10-week strike in the platinum belt will lead to job cuts.


Experts says that mechanisation of the platinum will lead to job losses.
Platinum mining industries threaten to mechanise the industry

Friday 28 March 2014 19:08

Platinum mining companies have threatened to mechanise their operations if there is no speedy end to the nine-week old strike.


Sadtu Limpopo provincial secretary, Matome Raphasha says some schools are still experiencing textbook shortages.
Sadtu members to march to Limpopo Education Dept

Tuesday 25 March 2014 09:51

Several South African Democratic Teachers' Union (Sadtu) members are gathered at SABC Park in Polokwane ahead of the union's march to the Limpopo Education Department.


Motlanthe to meet mining firms, unions

Monday 24 March 2014 19:03

South Africa's deputy president will meet with the mining industry and unions on Thursday for a regularly scheduled forum aimed at bringing stability to the sector.


The striking union members are so far reported to have lost R3 billion in wages.
Mines can’t afford to pay workers R12 500: Economist

Monday 24 March 2014 11:46

Economist Mark Schussler says mines can’t afford to pay workers R12 500 per month which they are demanding.


Platinum strike: stock-piles nearing depletion, costs escalate

Sunday 23 March 2014 06:30

Economists say the cost of the platinum sector strike to the country's economy, is mounting.


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