South Africa's Eskom says power supply steady despite strike

Photo©Siphiwe Sibeko/AP/SIPASouth Africa's state-run power utility Eskom said on Thursday that electricity supplies were unaffected despite a nationwide pay strike, and that it was holding wage talks with unions mediated by labour authorities.

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South Africa: Eskom workers continue strike despite court order

Photo©Siphiwe Sibeko/ReutersMore workers at South African state-run power utility Eskom joined a strike over pay, their union said on Wednesday, in defiance of a court order preventing the industrial action at the state-run firm.

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Mining: South Africa's NUM gets exclusive union rights at RBPlat

File photo©ReutersSouth Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has secured exclusive union rights for workers at platinum producer Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat).

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Fearing killings, South Africa platinum workers press on with strike

Mining minister Mozebenzi Zwane. Photo©ReutersWorkers at a South African platinum mine rocked by deadly clashes between rival trade unions have vowed not to return to work until management guarantees their safety.

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South Africa mine killings raise tensions

Northam Platinum mine chief executive officer Paul Dunne A leading South African trade union has been unsettled by the killing of its members at one of the country's leading platinum mines with the latest murder sparking a job boycott.

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Mining: South African miners, Lonmin and Kumba in cost-cutting, downsize move

File photo©ReutersSouth Africa miner, Lonmin's announcement on Thursday that its labour costs had fallen by over $11 million after it shed more than 5000 jobs in the last quarter of 2015 comes after Kumba Iron Ore revealed plans to scale back its operations in a move that is expected to impact close to 4,000 workers.

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South Africa coal workers end strike

File photo©ReutersSouth African coal miners have reached an agreement to end a week-long strike that had paralysed the sector.

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Mining: South Africa's AMCU union to vote on gold strike

South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction (AMCU) will decide on Sunday if its members in the ailing gold sector will go on strike, a move that will be contested by two of the three producers it has reached an impasse with over wages.

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Mining: South Africa's unions divided on wage offers in troubled gold sector

File photo©ReutersSouth Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Friday its members had accepted the latest pay offer from gold producers covering the next three years.

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South Africa's anti-corruption march goes ahead despite legal wrangle

file photo©ReutersA strike to raise awareness against the rampant corruption in South Africa is going ahead this week despite the likelihood that there shall be a ruling saying some workers would be engaging in an unprotected protest, leaving them vulnerable to being fired.

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Several thousands of South Africa mining jobs under threat

Photo©ReutersAbout 22,000 jobs are under threat in South Africa's beleaguered mining industry, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Monday, accusing companies of attacking the government politically through the layoffs.

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Union backs South Africa's power utility despite drop in profits

Eskom’s acting chief executive officer Brian Molefe said the utility was confident of a quick turnaroundA leading South African trade union has voiced its support for the country's struggling power utility, Eskom, whose profits fell by half saying the new executive will create stability.

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South African coal workers say no to pay offer

Photo©ReutersUnions representing workers at South African coal producers on Wednesday dismissed a wage offer from employers' body, the Chamber of Mines and said negotiations were "not making progress", setting the stage for a potentially prolonged dispute.

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South Africa: NUM in wage deal with gold producer Village Main Reef

Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Monday it had signed a two-year wage agreement with junior gold producer Village Main Reef.

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South Africa: Lonmin says 6,000 jobs at risk in proposed restructuring, NUM shocked

File photo©ReutersPlatinum producer Lonmin is planning to close or mothball several mine shafts in a bid to survive plunging prices, putting 6,000 South African jobs at risk and sending its shares to a historic low.

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South Africa workers oppose power utility boss' appointment

Photo©ScreenShot SABCOne of South Africa's leading trade unions has reacted angrily to reports that the acting chief executive officer of the country's troubled power utility – Eskom – has been employed on a permanent basis.

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South Africa's mineworkers union considering legal action over job cuts

File photo©ReutersSouth Africa's National Union of Mineworkers is considering taking legal action against the government if Glencore cuts over 600 jobs at its Optimum Coal unit, it said on Monday.

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South Africa's AMCU wants gold sector to double minimum pay

Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) wants the basic pay for entry level workers in the gold mining sector to be more than doubled, setting the stage for tough pay talks in an industry battling dwindling profits.

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Lonmin acts to offset 2 more years of weak platinum price

File photo©ReutersPlatinum producer Lonmin is taking steps to cope with what it says could be at least two more years of depressed platinum prices after reporting another loss in the first half of its financial year.

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South Africa: Union expresses shock at Lonmin mine's planned mass job cuts

File Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Friday it was shocked by platinum producer Lonmin's plan to cut 3,500 jobs at mines in the country and that it would fight the decision.

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