Wage Talks Stall Ahead of Planned South Africa Mining Strike

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has rejected a final pay offer by employers in the gold mining industry, while smaller unions are still considering the offer. The NUM has said it is ready to take its members out on strike if a settlement cannot be achieved.

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe addresses the Mining Lekgotla at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

  • South Africa:  Mines Not Willing to Change - Baleni

    South African Press Association, 27 August 2013

    The mining industry is reluctant to adapt to change, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Tuesday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Mining Industry Needs New Ways to Recover

    SAnews.gov.za, 28 August 2013

    The government has no intention of micro-managing the mining industry. read more »

  • South Africa:  Deputy President Addresses Second Annual Mining Lekgotla (document)

    South African Government, 28 August 2013

    Programme Director and Vice President of the Chamber of Mines, Khanyisile Kweyama;President of the Chamber of Mines, Mark Cutifani;Ministers and Deputy Ministers;Representatives of ... read more »

  • South Africa:  South Africa, a Strike Nation (analysis)

    Daily Maverick, 28 August 2013

    Strike season seems more predictable than the weather patterns. Here it is once again, affecting construction, car manufacturing, gold, textiles and clothing, and fuel retailers. ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Citizens4Marikana - Crowdfunding for Miners' Legal Fees (analysis)

    Daily Maverick, 28 August 2013

    The representation at the Farlam Commission of more than 200 miners who were arrested and charged with the murder of their colleagues after the Marikana massacre still hangs in the ... read more »

Striking mineworkers gather at Gold Fields' KDC West mine on Gauteng's West Rand (file photo).

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