World's Biggest Platinum Miners Ask Court to Block Strike ...

Feb 26, 2019· South African platinum producers, the world's biggest miners of the metal, have asked a court to block a planned strike by one of the country's largest mining unions that the companies say ...

80,000 South African Platinum Miners Strike For A Living ...

Feb 02, 2014· Patrick Bond: Mine workers strike and moving away from the African National Conference could signal a reconfiguration of the left in South Africa See more vi...

South African Gold Mine Workers to Strike - WSJ

Gold mine workers in South Africa told mining companies they would strike in the coming days as producers and unions battle over wage rises, threatening a central part of the country's economy.

South Africa miners need price swings just to stay afloat ...

At least 15 mining firms in South Africa have received notices of strikes to be held this week in support of miners at Sibanye-Stillwater on strike over wages and job cuts, according to Minerals Council South Africa.. The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has been on strike at Sibanye's bullion operations since mid-November.

South African miners strike for higher wages, 1946 ...

The African Mine Workers' Union (AMWU) formed in response to address this issue. By 1946 the 12:1 ratio of pay had not changed, as black workers were paid R87 while white workers were paid R1,106. On 4 August 1946 more than one thousand gold miners assembled in the Newtown Market Square because there was no hall available to black Africans to ...

South African Gold Miners Go on Strike - allAfrica.com

South Africa: Gold Miners to Strike SAPA, 3 September 2013. Members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in the gold sector will down tools on their night shift on Tuesday, the union said.

One Killed as South Africa Gold Mine Strike Turns Violent

Nov 22, 2018· Johannesburg: South Africa's largest gold producer, Sibanye-Stillwater, on Thursday said one of its employees was shot dead in a violent strike that shuttered all three of its mines. Called by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), the strike began late on Wednesday, shutting down all of Sibanye's mines which employ some 32,000 people, in the latest test for the …

South Africa's AMCU union votes to strike in gold sector

Oct 11, 2015· South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) voted on Sunday to strike at the operations of AngloGold Ashanti, Harmony Gold and Sibanye Gold. "The whole gold sector has voted for a strike," AMCU President Joseph Mathunjwa said after a …

South Africa gold strike ends - sg.news.yahoo.com

Sep 08, 2013· A South African gold miners' strike has ended after workers at Harmony Gold accepted a final wage offer, the country's third-largest producer of the precious metal said on Sunday. Tens of thousands of South African gold miners went on strike over pay on Tuesday night, but most had already returned to work after agreeing wage deals of between 7 ...

South Africa's AMCU union to expand Sibanye-Stillwater ...

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) is planning to strike at Sibanye-Stillwater's local platinum operations, it said on Monday, expanding an earlier stoppage affecting its gold facilities.

SA gold miners face repeat of brutal 2014 platinum strike ...

May 13, 2015· Last year South Africa's platinum mineworkers were responsible for the longest strike in that country's history. The strike was called by AMCU, a …

Sibanye Faces South African Gold Strike Over Wage Dispute ...

Nov 18, 2018· Sibanye Gold Ltd., which received a strike notice from South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, said it won't increase its current wage offer that …

The 1913 Mineworkers' Strike | South African History Online

Introduction: Background to the Strike. The formation of the Union of South Africa in 1910 was a development that had vastly different consequences for the various groups in the four former colonies. The union was a victory for the British – especially for the 'uitlanders' (foreigners) and mining magnates – who wanted to unite the country; but it was a defeat for Afrikaners such as ...

Platinum Miners Win Reprieve as South Africa Strike Delayed

Feb 28, 2019· The world's biggest platinum miners won a reprieve after a South African court reserved judgment on whether to block a week-long industry strike that was scheduled to start Thursday night.

Marikana massacre - Wikipedia

The Marikana massacre, which took place on 16 August 2012, was the most lethal use of force by South African security forces against civilians since 1976. The shootings have been described as a massacre in the South African media and have been compared to the Sharpeville massacre in 1960. The incident took place on the 25-year anniversary of a nationwide South African miners' strike.

South African Gold Miners Go On Strike For Slave Wages

South African Gold Miners Go On Strike For Slave Wages "The pay that we are asking for is not high. It is normal and reasonable," said NUM spokesperson Lesiba Seshoka.

South Africa: AMCU To Strike At Gold And Platinum Mines

Jan 20, 2014· International mining firms have been exploiting South Africa's resources and its people for far too long. AFRICANGLOBE – Amcu is to embark on a strike later this week in both the platinum and gold sectors, after issuing employers of both sectors with strike notices on Monday, the union said.. Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) treasurer Jimmy Gama confirmed the strike ...

South Africa's AMCU Calls All Mines to Join Sibanye Strike ...

Feb 19, 2019· A South African labor union called on its members working across the nation's gold, platinum and coal mines to down tools in support of a strike at Sibanye Gold Ltd.

South African Black Miners Start Strike in Gold and Coal ...

Aug 10, 1987· The five-year-old, 260,000-member National Union of Mineworkers was instrumental in forming the 712,000-member Congress of South African Trade Unions, the country's largest labor federation, in 1985.

South Africa gold miners go on strike - BBC News

SA gold miners go on strike Jump to media player Some 80,000 gold miners in South Africa have gone on a strike to call for higher pay, but their union has significantly scaled down its demands.

Rand Rebellion - Wikipedia

The Rand Rebellion (Afrikaans: Rand-rebellie; also known as the 1922 strike) was an armed uprising of white miners in the Witwatersrand region of South Africa, in March 1922. Jimmy Green, a prominent politician in the Labour Party, was one of the leaders of the strike.. Following a drop in the world price of gold from 130 shillings (£6 10s) per fine troy ounce in 1919 to 95s/oz (£4 15s) in ...

Sibanye Gold Union Ends Five-Month Strike in South Africa ...

Apr 17, 2019· South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union agreed to end a strike at Sibanye Gold Ltd.'s gold mines that has crippled production and …

South Africa's AMCU calls on Sibanye platinum workers to ...

South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) on Tuesday called on its members at Sibanye-Stillwater's platinum operations to embark on a secondary strike over job cuts ...

Miners' Strike: South Africa 1946 | Encyclopedia.com

Miners' Strike. South Africa 1946. Synopsis. In August 1946 the African Mine Workers Union (AMWU) in South Africa called a strike of black miners in the country's Witwatersrand gold producing region. The strike was the first widespread action taken by African workers since 1920.

South African gold miners go on strike - BBC News

Sep 03, 2013· Some 80,000 gold miners in South Africa, one of the world's biggest producers of the precious metal, have gone on strike, but have significantly reduced their demand for higher pay.

The 1987 mineworkers strike - miningweekly.com

The ballot of 210 000 mineworkers, taken on August 2, 1987, indicated that 95% supported the strike. Thus, with the overwhelming support of its members, the NUM called for a general strike ...

South Africa gold strike ends - Yahoo News UK

Sep 08, 2013· A South African gold miners' strike has ended after workers at Harmony Gold accepted a final wage offer, the country's third-largest producer of the precious metal said on Sunday. Tens of thousands of South African gold miners went on strike over pay on Tuesday night, but most had already returned to work after agreeing wage deals of between 7 ...

Rand Rebellion 1922 | South African History Online

In February 1922, the protracted negotiations with the South African Industrial Federation broke down when the Action Group seized control, armed some white miners, and set up barricades. The Star described how mob violence spread alarmingly with bands of white men shooting and bludgeoning unoffending Africans and coloured men 'as though they ...