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R10,000 or more for new mineworkers, says Amcu’s Joseph Mathunjwa

MARIKANA, August 16 – No mineworker will earn less than R10,000 in the platinum mines, the Association of Mineworkers and  Construction Union (Amcu) said on Wednesday.   “No new entry will earn less than R10,000 on basic salary when employed in these multi-national corporations,” Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa said.   He was addressing the fifth anniversary […]

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Ramaphosa barred from Amcu’s Marikana massacre commemoration

JOHANNESBURG, August 10 – The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) on Thursday blamed a “lack of leadership” for the job cuts in the mining industry, saying that it would fight retrenchments because of the wider consequences for the South African economy. This comes as mining companies have recently announced that they would be retrenching […]

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Saftu warms up to Amcu

JOHANNESBURG, May 22 – The new SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) are cooperating through campaigns to fight unemployment and a commemoration of the Marikana killings in August. Saftu general-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said the two organisations would lead a “biggest mobilisation of working class” to the […]

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Unprotected strike at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine comes to an end

JOHANNESBURG, March 24 – The unprotected strike at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine near Carletonville, west of Johannesburg, came to an end on Friday. This follows discussions between senior management of Harmony and the senior leadership of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu). Harmony chief executive, Peter Steenkamp, said he was pleased that the […]