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Workers aligned to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union march to Wonderkop Stadium to demand rival NUM vacate the office at Lonmin mine in Rustenburg in 2013. Picture: SOWETAN

Amcu launches strike at Sibanye’s Kroondal mine

Union says workers began an indefinite strike at Kroondal platinum mine to demand transport because they are being attacked after working night shifts

Cosatu concerned at nurses’ plight

Picture: iSTOCK

Cosatu says many nurses remain unemployed even though those with jobs are seriously overworked because of an increase in patients and a shortage of staff

Mass action threat to revive minimum wage talks

PROTEST:  Labour representatives say union federations are considering taking to the streets to re-ignite deadlocked discussions on a national minimum wage. Picture: SOWETAN

Talks deadlock as unions complain business is too reluctant and the government is not showing leadership in the negotiations

SACP to file affidavit on Tuesday about ‘Ntlemeza’s plan to harass members’

Hawks head Lt-Gen Berning Ntlemeza in Port St John’s during a community outreach programme in 2015. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH

The Communist Party will meet its lawyers to discuss how to proceed after a member says he overheard Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza planning to harass SACP members

Cosatu frustrated over other Nedlac constituents’ stance on minimum wage

PROTEST:  Labour representatives say union federations are considering taking to the streets to re-ignite deadlocked discussions on a national minimum wage. Picture: SOWETAN

Trade federation Cosatu to consult with members after series of bilateral meetings aimed at resolving impasse over implementation of national minimum wage

Merging of compensation legislation for occupational diseases looks promising

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Mineral Resources’ Godfrey Oliphant says a unified compensation system would be part of a solution to deal with the effect of occupational lung diseases in SA

Car makers give thumbs down to one-year Numsa wage pact

Karl Cloete. Picture: MASIMBA SASA

Numsa warns of volatility as employers, including seven global car manufacturers, insist on a three-year pact

Opinion

Labour law fuels strife on mines

Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union-affiliated workers strike at Marikana. An Extractive Industries paper argues that  intense competition between NUM and Amcu intensifies strikes, says the writer. Picture: SOWETAN

Under the Labour Relations Act of 1995 — still in effect — the majority mine union has sole organising rights, pitching unions against each, writes Ross Harvey


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