Mineworkers in Marikana, in the North West, say they are still awaiting justice for their colleagues who were shot and killed eight years ago. This as Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) commemorates the eighth anniversary of the Marikana tragedy in Johannesburg.
Saftu says the mining industry has not implemented adequate measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Amcu has described as a victory for the working class, the publishing of mandatory COVID-19 guidelines for the sector, to help slow the spread of the virus in the workplace.
The country’s two biggest mining unions AMCU and NUM says the Mineral Resource department needs to ensure total adherence to health and safety standards.
Newly re-elected AMCU president Joseph Mathunjwa says the new labour relations laws to be implemented next year, are an attack on unions.
The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) has expressed disappointment at unions not being further united in their fight for workers’ rights – post the Marikana tragedy.
The High Court in Pretoria has sentenced two former Amcu leaders to life and 25 years imprisonment respectively.
The standoff between Sibanye Stillwater and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) appears nowhere near to being resolved.
Three South African unions have signed a three-year wage deal with AngloGold Ashanti, potentially inching the country’s gold industry a closer to ending a standoff over pay.
Trade union, Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, says preparations are in place for its commemoration of the Marikana massacre at the infamous Nkaneng koppie on Thursday.