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Unions, Eskom to resume wage talks

19 June 2018, 5:49 AM

Wage talks between Eskom and unions are due to resume on Tuesday in Woodmead, north of Johannesburg. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), NUMSA and Solidarity are expected to take part.

Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe.

There will not be a total shutdown at Eskom: Unions

13 June 2018, 8:48 PM

The NUM has said there will not be a total shutdown at Eskom on Thursday, however its members will still march in a mass demonstration to the company’s headquarters in Johannesburg to hand over a memorandum.

Eskom promises to keep lights amid unions’ concerns

13 June 2018, 10:07 AM

No large-scale electricity outages are expected today or tomorrow, despite social media messages to this effect that are being widely circulated.

Unions demand to see Ramaphosa over Eskom wage talks

12 June 2018, 12:57 PM

The National Union of Mineworkers and Numsa are demanding a meeting with President Cyril Ramaphosa, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe and the Eskom Board. Last week, Eskom tabled a zero-percent wage increase, with unions demanding 15 per cent.

Unions walk out of wage negotiations with Eskom

7 June 2018, 9:01 PM

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has walked out of the second round of wage negotiations with Eskom, accusing the power utility of displaying a hostile attitude towards workers.

Unions to demand improvement in mine safety

10 May 2018, 5:40 AM

A total of 27 mineworkers have died since the beginning of this year, which has raised questions about safety in mines.

Cosatu visits families of six mineworkers killed in a petrol bomb

5 April 2018, 10:23 AM

Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) Deputy General Secretary, Solly Phetoe, will on Thursday visit the families of six mineworkers who died when a bus was petrol bombed at Driekop near Burgersfort in Limpopo.

Optimum mineworkers refuse to return at work until payment

1 March 2018, 6:27 AM

NUM says workers of the Gupta linked Optimum Coal Mine in Mpumalanga will not return to work until all the workers have been paid their salaries.

Rescued mineworkers in stable condition

3 November 2017, 7:40 AM

Two mineworkers who were rescued Thursday night after being trapped underground at AngloGold’s Ashanti’s Mponeng mine near Caltonville west of Johannesburg are reported to be in a stable condition in hospital.

JB Marks: progressive nationalist, trade unionist, internationalist

23 March 2015, 11:16 AM

JB Marks was a member of the ANC, a trade unionist and a Marxist-Leninist during a very critical period in the history of the country.



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