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South African Mineworkers Set To Go On Strike

The General-Secretary of South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says members of the group will begin a strike Tuesday to press home their demands for better living conditions. “The strike ignited because the employers failed to respond to the reasonable demands submitted by the National Union of Mineworkers on behalf of its workers

South Africa’s Mining Industry Not Willing to Change

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa's White-owned mining industry is reluctant to adapt to change, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Tuesday. The National Union of Mineworkers is preparing to go on strike in the gold mines after wage negotiations deadlocked last week.

South Africa: Crippling Strikes to Hemorrhage Mining and Construction Sectors

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa's gold mining and construction sectors are bracing for a crippling strike following the collapse of wage negotiations. "The arrogance of, the mining and construction companies have pushed us too far," said Frans Baleni, the NUM general secretary."

South Africa’s Mineworkers Union Demand 100% Increase In Wages

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa’s Associated Mineworkers & Construction Union (AMCU) has made demands of more than 100 percent for all unskilled and semi-skilled employees in the gold sector.

South African Miners Demand 60% Pay Rise

AFRICANGLOBE - South African employers are bracing themselves for the mother of strike seasons this year. As the end of May beckons, the country is braced for a series of employment negotiations, as sectoral wage contracts come under the spotlight.

Unrest Breaks Out Again In South Africa’s Mining Sector

AFRICANGLOBE - An attack by security guards on South African miners working for Amplats left 13 injured and provoked a one-day protest strike at Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) facilities. The conflict began as a stand-off between workers at Amplats Siphumelele mine in the Rustenburg area between the Workers Committee and shop stewards of the National Union of Mineworkers

Unions Collude in Repression as South Africa’s Strike Wave Fizzles

The South African Police Service is waging a brutal campaign of intimidation facilitated by the suffocation of strikes in the mining sector by the...

Unions Failing to Properly Represent South African Workers

The National Union of Mineworkers has a rich history, from ending the job reservation system to producing South African leaders. But it's been dealt...

South Africa: Union Accuses Anglo American of Racism

South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers has accused Anglo American Platinum on Monday of "racism" as the impasse between striking miners and the world's...

South African Miners Freed After Ridiculous Murder Charge Dropped

The second and final batch of South African miners has been freed after ridiculous murder charges were dropped following a national outcry. The 106 miners...

South African Platinum Miners Strike Spreads

The strike by thousands of South African platinum miners, which led to the police massacre of 34 workers August 16 at Lonmin’s Marikana mine,...