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SA gold wage negotiations continue despite NUM declaring dispute

JOHANNESBURG, August 21  – Wage negotiations between South African gold producers and three mineworker unions continued on Wednesday, despite one union pulling out and declaring a dispute with the employer. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) declared a wage dispute with the Minerals Council of South Africa on Tuesday. But the Association of Mineworkers and Construction […]

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Eskom obtains court interdict against workers pickets at power stations

JOHANNESBURG, June 15 – Eskom on Friday obtained a court interdict prohibiting the intimidation of workers and contractors who are not part of an ongoing wage strike, as well as the high jacking of coal trucks and the sabotaging of the power utility’s electricity infrastructure. On Thursday, generation and distribution of electricity across Eskom’s network was constrained […]

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NUM, Numsa reject Eskom wage offer, want Ramaphosa to intervene

KEMPTON PARK, June 12 – The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) on Tuesday officially rejected Eskom’s zero percent wage offer, saying that the state-owned power utility cannot plead poverty because it was “dealing with a self-imposed crisis”. Last week, wage negotiations at Eskom collapsed after unions walked […]

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Minerals department urges Sibanye-Stilwater to prioritise safety after workers killed

JOHANNESBURG, May 4 – South Africa’s mineral resources department on Friday urged Sibanye-Stillwater to pay greater attention to health and safety after four workers died following a seismic event at the company’s Masakhane mine in Driefontein. “The gold sector has seen an increase in fatalities this year, with Sibanye-Stilwater as one of the main contributors,” the […]