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Unions reject 4% wage offer from gold producers

Unions across the board have stood firm on wage demands, but employers say giving in to these would have dire consequences for the industry.

NUM bleeds both workers and lives

A slow, sure, violent implosion appears to be building in South Africa's largest and formerly most powerful union - the National Union of Mineworkers.

NUM, Exxaro Coal reach wage agreement

NUM has reached a wage agreement with Exxaro Coal, which included the joining of its non-member operations to the Chamber of Mines by 2013.

Cosatu unions share business interests with King Mswati III

Despite their campaign against Mswati's despotic rule, Cosatu affiliates have been found to be involved in business deals with the Swazi king.

NUM threatens to strike over wages at Eskom

NUM workers at Eskom are preparing to strike after wage talks failed, but Eskom says it is protected by its status as an essential service provider.

NUM, Eskom still deadlocked over increases

The NUM says Eskom's "unilateral" implementation of a two-year, 7% wage agreement is a declaration of war, and it would put up a fight.

Revised Implats offer hoped to curtail strikes

The National Union of Mineworkers will meet negotiators in a bid to avert a wage strike that could hurt the world's second largest producer.

Eskom raises wage offer to keep the home fires burning

Eskom has increased its wage offer to unions, in a bid to prevent a prolonged strike that could cut power and bring disaster to the economy.

More sectors want to down tools

The economy will lose more working hours if planned strikes by hundreds of thousands of workers in the coal and diamond sector go ahead.

Call to arms for ‘a living wage’

The petroleum, chemical and mining industries -- key sectors in the economy -- are bracing themselves for rolling mass action starting next week.

NUM expresses outrage at Chamber of Mines’ comments

The National union of Mineworkers called the South African Chamber of Mines liars for saying there has been an improvement on safety in mines.

Eskom workers threaten to down tools

Workers at power utility Eskom could go on strike by Thursday if their demands for an 18% wage hike are not met, a union spokesperson said on Monday.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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