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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Platinum strike continues   

Tuesday 1 April 2014 18:42

The ongoing strike in the platinum sector continued on Tuesday.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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