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Amcu vows to fight thousands of retrenchments at Impala Platinum

JOHANNESBURG, August 7 – The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said on Tuesday it would do its level best to save jobs at Impala Platinum, including downing tools and bringing the South African platinum industry down to its knees if necessary. Last week, the world’s second-largest platinum producer announced it would cut its […]

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Sibanye condemned for another death at its operations

JOHANNESBURG, June 27 – Workers’ unions and political parties have condemned the death of yet another mineworker at Sibanye-Stillwater’s operations. On Tuesday, a 36-year-old winch operator died at the company’s Khomanani mine in Driefontein west of Johannesburg after he entered a scraper path and was caught by the scraper. The death brought to 21 the number of […]

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Even if Ramaphosa becomes ANC president, I’m not bothered’, says Amcu’s Mathunjwa

PRETORIA, September 21 – Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) leader Joseph Mathunjwa on Thursday said his union “is not bothered” by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s bid to become the next president of the African National Congress, and subsequently of South Africa. “Ramaphosa as president of the country? That has nothing to do with me, whether he […]

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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 […]