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Miners return to work and food parcels

Miners returning to work received food parcels, health supplements and transport relief, but will have to undergo medicals and retraining.

Solidarity urges Amcu to accept wage offer

The trade union says Amcu's latest counter proposal on behalf of mineworkers borders on negotiating in bad faith and "defeating the ends of justice".

​Striking Amcu workers to consider state wage proposal

Amcu is considering a government proposal to resolve a five-month platinum strike and will put it to its members this week.

Platinum strike talks reach consultation stage

Wage negotiations have reached the point where the mining firms have to report back to their shareholders and Amcu has to speak to its members.

NUM member stabbed to death on way to work

NUM says one of its members has been stabbed to death on his way to work at an Amplats mine, the fifth such killing in the past two weeks.

Protesters block roads as platinum mining strike breaks

Miners burnt tyres, barricaded roads and set roadside stalls alight near Lonmin's platinum mine to stop fellow strikers from returning to work.

Technology trumps tradition in the bid to end the mining strike

Mining firms faced the logistical challenge of contacting 70 000 miners around the country when they decided to sidestep Amcu in wage negotiations.

EFF to donate R50k to mining-strike fund

A fund to help mineworkers will receive a boost as residents and businesses in the North West platinum belt continue to face economic hardships.

Platinum mines warn they can’t serve suppliers

Anglo American Platinum and Lonmin have sent force majeure notices to some suppliers of goods and services to its strike-affected operations.

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