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Jul 10, 2016· South Africa girding for another platinum strike. The firms that mine the precious metal and the labour unions that represent their workers are in talks next week, trying to hammer out a deal that could avert a strike of similar magnitude to 2014. That year, a strike led by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU)
May 21, 2019· Another day, another wildcat strike on South Africa's platinum belt. By Ed Stoddard 21 May 2019 . A file photograph dated 16 September 2012 shows a miner from the Anglo Platinum mine
Mar 03, 2010· [miningmx] PLATINUM Australia, the Australian exploration firm developing platinum projects in South Africa, on Wednesday reported that strike action at its Smokey Hills mine in South Africa has halted almost all operations at the mine.
Feb 19, 2019· 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
Aug 14, 2012· Platinum firm Lonmin halts S.Africa output after violence. A policeman stands next to a man killed during mine violence at a South African mine in Rustenburg, 100 km (62 miles) northwest of Johannesburg, August 13, 2012. Nine people including two policemen have been killed in clashes between labor unions at a South African mine operated by world no.
Strike action in South Africa: Are we losing control? Statement by Andre Venter, spokesperson of the trade union UASA: UASA has, for the past couple of years, observed how the number of man-days lost due to strike action increased and how the intensity of strike action in terms of violence and the destruction of economic value increased.
Jun 13, 2014· South Africa: AMCU agrees in principal to a deal that will end the country's five-month platinum mining strike. Senegal: A panel of experts called Thursday for minor drug offenses to be
South Africa's AMCU union plans to down tools at platinum miner Lonmin next week in support of colleagues at rival miner Sibanye-Stillwater striking over wages and job cuts, Lonmin said on Thursday.
Wage Settlement Brings Five-Month Labor Dispute, Country's Longest, to a Close. JOHANNESBURGSouth Africa's main platinum mining union said Monday that its members agreed to a wage settlement that will end a five-month strike, the country's longest, that has left the industry's labor ties in tatters. The wage agreement falls short
Nov 27, 2007· UPDATE 3-South African miners to strike on Dec. 4 one-day protest against deaths in South Africa's mines, bringing to a halt production in the world's biggest producer of gold and platinum
South Africa's main platinum mining union said its members agreed to a wage settlement that will end a five-month strike, the country's longest.
Aug 15, 2014· After the massacre: life in South Africa's platinum mining belt Two years ago, 34 striking miners in South Africa were shot dead by security forces. The cover-up was a national scandal.
Impact of S Africa mine strike Jump to media player The largest union in South Africa's platinum sector has called a strike over pay Lerato Mbele reports. 23 Jan 14 Share this with Facebook
Box 1: The impact of industrial action in the platinum-mining sector on the South African economy According to industry sources, in 2013 the South African Platinum Group Metals (PGM) mining sector accounted for 53,4 per cent of global platinum supplies, 26,4 per cent of palladium supplies and 58,7 per cent of rhodium supplies.
Jul 18, 2014· The strike also hurt output in manufacturing, which makes up about 15% of the economy locally and about 40% of global production of the precious metal, which is used for catalytic converters in vehicles and is a key source of hard currency for South Africa.
Aug 25, 2009· UPDATE 3-Strike halts SAfrica platinum group's biggest mine. 5 Min Read * Mine producing 1 mln oz/yr halted by strike Wages take up more than half the costs in South African mining
JOHANNESBURG--Tens of thousands of platinum workers in South Africa went on strike Thursday to demand higher salaries, bringing a key part of the country's economy to a near standstill. Members of Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, the largest in the platinum sector, went on strike
Economic impact of South Africa platinum mine strike. The largest union in South Africa's platinum sector has called a strike over pay, the biggest since the 2012 Marikana massacre in which 34 workers were shot dead by police. The AMCU trade union says 70,000 of its members at the three top platinum producers are walking out indefinitely in
Jul 10, 2014· Five months of striking in South Africa's platinum belt have brought South Africa's economy to its knees, and platinum mineworkers will never recover from the five-month strike in the platinum mining sector, says SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande. The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) embarked on a strike at platinum mines 
current strike has cost the big three platinum producers over USD 1.9 billion in combined revenue. losses, and as mining represents 6% of direct GDP for South Africa and accounts for 60% of exports6, the. current strike correlated with significant value drops of the rand in 2014.
Jan 23, 2014· Work has stopped at some of the world's biggest platinum mines, as thousands of South African workers have gone on strike demanding a huge pay rise. This is the biggest industrial unrest in South
Aug 27, 2018· Total refined production of platinum including recycled material was estimated to be 7.225 million ounces in 2014.. This represented a roughly eight percent decrease from 2013, which was the result of a five-month-long strike by workers at South Africa's three largest platinum mining companies.. The strike by 70,000 workers resulted in an estimated loss of over 1 million ounces of platinum
South Africa mining strike to spread to at least 15 firms -Minerals Council By Reuters 22 February 2019 15:48 The 15 mining firms will take industrial action next week in support of colleagues
Nov 13, 2008· platinum mine Johannesburg, South Africa --MININGREVIEW.COM --13 November 2008 Both union and company officials have confirmed that a strike over a pay dispute by more than 2 000 union members has halted production at a mine owned by Lonmin plc the world's third largest platinum producer.
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