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Rand Water, Samwu wage deal brings relief

Sunday 23 August 2015 12:59

The threat of looming water shortages in Gauteng has finally ended, after municipal union, Samwu, called off their planned strike.

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Lonmin held an inter-denominational prayer service at its offices in memory of the miners killed during the Marikana tragedy.
Lonmin not happy with political meddling in Marikana tragedy

Friday 14 August 2015 21:34

Lonmin Platinum Mine has accused political parties of interfering in matters relating to the 2012 Marikana tragedy.

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Ghana doctors likely to call off strike, union says

Friday 14 August 2015 14:30

Ghana's doctors are likely to call off a strike that is seen as an early test of the government's ability to hold to the terms of an IMF programme.

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Gold wage talks collapse, crippling strike imminent

Thursday 13 August 2015 20:00

Gold mining wage negotiations collapsed on Wednesday after employers failed to reach an agreement with the NUM and the Amcu.

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NUM has warned that they will strike if mining companies continue to retrench its members.
Analysts raise alarms over NUM strike threat

Saturday 8 August 2015 09:01

Analysts have warned that the NUM threats to strike over planned retrenchments will put mining companies under further pressure.

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NUM members say the wage offer is a cash allowance that could fall off after the period of the agreement lapses.
NUM reject wage offer: Sources

Monday 3 August 2015 17:03

Some members of the NUM rejected a pay hike of up to 17% by gold producers, according to a union source.

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North West Sadtu threatens strike action

Thursday 30 July 2015 20:36

Sadtu in the North West has threatened strike action if a myriad of demands made to the provincial government aren't met.

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MTN's strike could have detrimental effect: CWU

Monday 20 July 2015 14:17

CWU's general secretary, Aubrey Tshabalala, says there is concern that the lengthy strike at cell phone service provider, MTN, could have a detrimental effect on the company.

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Back to work for MTN staff

Monday 20 July 2015 09:00

Employees, who are members of the Communications Workers' Union at MTN, are expected to resume work on Monday.

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 Members of the Public Order Policing Unit have been deployed to the area.
Police fire rubber bullets at Twickenham platinum miners

Saturday 4 July 2015 12:08

Police have used rubber bullets to disperse protesting workers at Twickenham platinum mine near Burgersfort, Limpopo.

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Autopax and taxi operators are in the mist of having a meeting regarding resolving the issues of routes.
More than 300 Putco bus drivers to be jobless

Wednesday 1 July 2015 11:28

About 330 Putco bus drivers could lose their jobs if an agreement is not reached between the bus operator and the Gauteng Transport department.

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MTN strike not over yet

Tuesday 30 June 2015 16:10

Strike action against South Africa’s second-biggest mobile network MTN [JSE:MTN] has not ended yet, the company confirmed on Tuesday.

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The death of 44 people during a strike in Marikana has been described as a tragedy.
Marikana findings seen as 'wake up call' for mining sector

Saturday 27 June 2015 07:20

Legal experts say the mining sector should draw important lessons from the findings of the Marikana report.

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Damaging wage strike at MTN enters 4th week

Monday 15 June 2015 19:54

A strike over higher pay at South African mobile phone operator MTN Group stretched into its fourth week on Monday, disrupting the supply of some new mobile phones.

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South African public sector unions withdraw from govt wage deal

Friday 12 June 2015 05:47

South African public sector unions have withdrawn from a wage deal and threatened to strike after the government decided to "unilaterally implement" a lower pay offer.

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AMCU reiterates demand for a living wage

Monday 8 June 2015 08:12

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has stressed that it's merely demanding a living wage.

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 Amcu is threatening to go on strike action if its demands are not met.
Wage talks in gold mining industry to commence

Monday 8 June 2015 06:00

Wage talks in the gold mining industry will start in Johannesburg this week with labour union Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) threatening to embark on a strike.

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The miners were dismissed in 2009 after embarking on an illegal strike.
Former Aquarius miners living in poverty, dying from diseases

Saturday 6 June 2015 19:45

Former Aquarius Mine employees are languishing in poverty and dying of chronic diseases. The miners were dismissed in 2009 after embarking on an illegal strike.

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Wits sit-in over

Friday 29 May 2015 17:33

The two day sit-in by students and unemployed workers at the offices of the University of the Witwatersrand Vice-Chancellor, Prof Adam Habib is over.

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 On Wednesday, the union shop stewards demonstrated outside Salga’s offices in Bellville where negotiations were taking place.
Salga, Samwu wage talks continue

Thursday 28 May 2015 06:04

Wage negotiations between the South African Local Government Association (Salga) and the South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) will resume on Thursday.

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