S. Africa: Platinum Strike Continues

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union and platinum producers have not reached an agreement over wage talks despite further negotiations.
  • South Africa:  Cosatu NW Concerned About Safety At the Mines

    Congress of South African Trade Unions, 29 January 2014

    The Congress of South African Trade Unions has learned with disappointment that the management of Impala is continuing with its arrogance, calling workers to report to work while ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Forging a New Movement - Numsa and the Shift in SA Politics

    The South African Civil Society Information Service, 28 January 2014

    The decision of the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) to cut ties with the African National Congress (ANC) has received poor analysis. Comment has tended to ... read more »

  • South Africa:  CCMA Confident of Solution in Platinum Strike

    SAnews.gov.za, 28 January 2014

    The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) remains upbeat that a solution to end the strike in the platinum sector can be found. read more »

  • South Africa:  Platinum Belt Strikes - the Road Is Still Long

    Daily Maverick, 28 January 2014

    The Marikana Massacre strikes a deep chord amongst the workers in the platinum belt, currently on a protected strike at the world's three biggest platinum producers - Lonmin, Anglo ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Striking Mine Workers Called to End Strike

    SAnews.gov.za, 26 January 2014

    North West Premier Thandi Modise has called on striking parties in the mining sector to strive for a win-win solution to end the current wage dispute. read more »

  • South Africa:  Police Urge Union to Ensure Peaceful Protest

    South African Press Association, 23 January 2014

    Labour union Amcu must ensure that their protest on the platinum mines in Rustenburg does not become violent, North West police said on Thursday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Mass Platinum Strike Under Way in South Africa

    Deutsche Welle, 23 January 2014

    A strike affecting half of the world's platinum production is under way at mines in South Africa. The main union is looking to double miners' pay - but not all its members agree ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Striking Miners Gather at Marikana Stadium

    South African Press Association, 23 January 2014

    Disgruntled mineworkers were slowly converging at the Wonderkop stadium in Marikana on Thursday ahead of a strike on the platinum mines in the North West by labour union Amcu. read more »

Striking mineworkers (file photo).

  • South Africa:  IFP Calls for a Peaceful Mineworkers Strike Tomorrow

    Inkatha Freedom Party, 22 January 2014

    The IFP calls on all the mineworkers who will embark on a strike in the platinum mines tomorrow to do so peacefully and without any violence. IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr Velaphi ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Govt Calls for Peaceful Protest

    SAnews.gov.za, 21 January 2014

    As mineworkers in some of the country's platinum mines prepare to go on strike, government has urged all parties involved in the current wage dispute to engage in meaningful ... read more »