IR Update: 25 March 2018

INDUSTRIAL ACTION Amcu’s marches The march by the Association for Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) on Tuesday to the Union Buildings was marred by Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe’s decision to leave the venue without receiving the union’s memorandum of demands.  Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa took a swipe at Mantashe for leaving, suggesting he could [...]

IR Update: 18 March 2018

INDUSTRIAL ACTION Amcu to march to Union Buildings on 20 March The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) is arranging a march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Tuesday, 20 March to protest the mass job losses in the mining industry and other socio-economic issues.  The protest will affect staff attendance at various [...]

IR Update: 11 March 2018

INDUSTRIAL ACTION Strike at Optimum Mine ended Newly-appointed Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe met on Thursday with workers and management at Optimum coal mine in Mpumalanga in a bid to resolve the impasse that arose after about 2,000 workers went on strike demanding salaries and answers about the future of the mine.  The Gupta-owned [...]

IR Update: 4 March 208

INDUSTRIAL ACTION Strike at DUT ended The strike at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) has been suspended.  Vice-chancellor Professor Thandwa Mthembu announced late on Wednesday that the institution would be fully operational from Thursday, with lectures due to resume on Monday.  The lock-out imposed on staff who took part in the seven week industrial action [...]