Unions threaten full-blown strike at Sibanye-Stillwater

SABC News writes that mining unions are threatening a joint full-blown strike at Sibanye-Stillwater after the dismissal of 213 workers for staging an underground sit in last week over an employee share ownership scheme. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) are demanding the reinstatement of the miners. The NUM in Rustenburg regional […]

SATAWU and G4S cash solutions return to negotiating table

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EWN reports that the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) and G4S cash solutions are heading to the negotiating table to avert a nationwide strike action. G4S employees countrywide were expected to down tools on Friday, but their planned industrial action was postponed at the 11th hour. This comes as the Commission for […]

Retrenched Post Office workers unhappy with severance package deal

SABC News reports that over 5000 retrenched Post Office workers will start receiving their pension benefits this month. The cash-strapped state-owned company confirmed this in a statement on Friday. The entity’s Joint Business Rescue practitioners, Anoosh Rooplal and Juanito Damons say they have completed all necessary administration requirements regarding the payment of the first portion of severance […]

NUM concludes five-year wage agreement with South32’s Hotazel Manganese Mines

Mining Weekly reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) Kimberley Region has concluded and signed a five-year wage agreement on behalf of its members at globally diversified mining and metals company South32’s Hotazel Manganese Mines, in the Northern Cape. The union says the parties agreed to the harmonisation of B-Lower level employees, effective from June 1. B-Band employees […]

Sibanye-Stillwater miners who staged underground protest resurface in Rustenburg

GroundUp reports that more than 200 workers at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Kwezi shaft in Rustenburg staged a sit-in strike underground this week over the mine’s employee share ownership scheme. Operations at the mine have been disrupted by the striking workers since Monday. Workers say they were due to receive the mine’s Employee Share Option Schemes (ESOP) on […]

16 000 jobs lost due to sugar tax, claims Canegrowers

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Moneyweb reports that the sugar industry has been grappling with the long-term implications of financial distress at two major sugar mills, Tongaat Hulett and Gledhow, and must plan for the potential consequences if their business rescue processes fail. At the annual general meeting of SA Canegrowers held on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal this week, […]

Over 200 mine workers stage sit-in at Sibanye’s Kwezi shaft

SABC News reports that over 200 mineworkers have embarked on a sit-in at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Kwezi Shaft in Rustenburg in the North West. The mineworkers allegedly downed tools in protest of the proposed Employee Share Ownership Scheme (ESOP) for Kroondal employees. However, in a statement to employees, mine management stressed that discussions were continuing between the company and unions regarding the details of […]