Articles containing the tag ‘AMCU
By Oliver Ngwenya On Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Platinum Strike Ends, But At What Cost?

The South African business community and the world at large is now breathing a sigh of relief as it emerged on Tuesday that the warring parties in the more than five month strike in the platinum industry was of... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Platinum Strike: There is Light At The End of The Tunnel

After the news on Thursday about the willingness of the workers’ representatives to sign a deal with the mining bosses, it has emerged that the talks are at a more advanced stage to broker a deal to end S... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Platinum Strike: End in Sight

After a number of protracted negotiations, walk outs and many hungry tummies, the longest strike in the history of South Africa appears to be nearing its end. This was made abundantly clear on Thursday when the... Read more »
By Robert Wiggill On Monday, June 9th, 2014

Platinum Strike Continues as Ramatlhodi Pulls Out of Wage Negotiations

Newly appointed South African Minister of Mines, Ngoako Ramatlhodi, has pulled out of his wage talks which were currently underway between AMCU and the platinum mining companies, Lonmin, Anglo American Platinum... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Minister Making Inroads into Platinum Strike

The Minister of Mineral Resources will meet with mining bosses on Thursday in Pretoria in an attempt to find a settlement that will bring to an end the longest and most paralyzing strike in the recent history o... Read more »
By Robert Wiggill On Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Platinum Strike Close to Resolution After Talks With AMCU, Executives

The end of the five month platinum strike which has been chipping away at the South African platinum industry is finally in sight, according to the newly appointed South African Mining Minister, Ngoako Ramatlho... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Platinum Strike May Come to an End: Ramatlhodi

The recently inaugurated Minister of Mineral Resources, Ngoako Ramatlhodi, has indicated that the strike involving the platinum producers and its more than 70 000 workers represented by the Association of Mine... Read more »
By Robert Wiggill On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Newly Appointed SA Mining Minister to Mediate in Platinum Strike

The newly appointed Mining Minister, Ngoako Ramatlhodi, has committed himself to mediating between the striking workers and the platinum producers. The wage strike, which is now the longest in South African his... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Lonmin Strike Set to Continue

The strike by mine workers affiliated to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, which has entered its seventeenth week, looks set to continue amid reports that the employers have resorted to com... Read more »
By Nicolette Chinomona On Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Mexican “Mining” Standoff South African Style

The classic Mexican standoff requires three opponents, all with guns aimed at each other. Each side wants something, that will require a concession to be made, but what they offer is considered by the other sid... Read more »