Mines across the country are feeling the rolling blackouts the most as operations continue to close due to load shedding from Eskom but what does this mean for mine-workers and their future? NUM President, Joseph Montisetse joins CNBC Africa for more.
Eskom’s largest union’s ultimatum to Andre de Ruyter. If you want our support this is what you need to do…
Alhough union muscle flexing appears in vogue in the difficult South African economy; maybe it is time for the NUM to keep mum on this appointment. For now at least.
Sibanye- Stillwater is planning to cut 5 270 jobs at its Marikina platinum mines as part of the company’s restructuring plan. Sibanye has cited that the job cuts are less than expected. In response the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union said it is currently processing the notice and the supporting documents and will comment more comprehensively once due processes are completed. Joining CNBC Africa for more is Livhuwani Mamburu, Spokesperson of NUM.
Sibanye Stillwater’s independent exercise into verifying movement within the unions has concluded that NUM, UASA and SOLIDARITY represent the majority of employees at their gold operations. AMCU has challenged the outcome of this verification exercise. But for more on this process and what his means for the strikers CNBC Africa is joined by Themba Nkosi, Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Sibanye-Stillwater.
The latest developments from Blybank at Sibanye-Stillwater's Driefontein mine, saw violence erupt between two of the country's biggest rival unions. The National Union of Mineworkers and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union are making claims of intimidation and violence. NUM Spokesperson Livhuwani Mammburu joins CNBC Africa for more.
South Africa’s two rival mining unions Amcu and NUM have been involved in violent clashes in Carletonville west of Johannesburg. The root of it is a pay dispute between the mining union Amcu and Sibanye-Stillwater; that has seen fifteen thousand miners stay out on strike. Amcu is even angrier that rival unions, including the national union of mineworkers, have accepted a mine deal.