Mineworker Killed During Lockdown

Apr 1, 2020
AMCU has learnt of fatal accident at Mzimkhulu Colliery in Mpumalanga Province. The Union reports that it requested a list of mines exempted from the national lockdown, but..
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Fatality At Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu Mine

23 February 2020
AMCU has learnt of a fatal accident at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu Mine on the West Rand. The Union again calls for greater accountability through tougher regulation of mine safety.
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Another Fatality At Village Main Reef’s Tau Lekoa Mine

31 January 2020
AMCU is saddened and dismayed by yet another fatality at VMR Tau Lekoa mine in the North West. The Union has been consistently calling for amendments to the Mine Health and Safety Act.
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AMCU receives Sibanye retrenchments notice

25 September 2019
AMCU this morning received a notice of the possible retrenchment of 5 270 employees at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Lonmin operations at Marikana. Read More

AMCU briefs media ahead of its National Congress

18 September 2019
While addressing members of the media, AMCU General Secretary, Jeffery Mphahlele outlined the details of the event and what will be taking place during the three-day event.Read More

Platinum Wage Negotiations - Media Briefing

13 August 2019
As AMCU, we are busy engaging with employers on wage increases for workers on the Platinum Belt. As the majority trade union in Platinum, we are making good progressRead More

AMCU Demands Immediate Intervention After Sixth Fatality At Harmony Gold’s Mines

02 July 2019
Yet again, Harmony Gold has killed another mine worker. This makes six (6)
mineworkers to date that have been killed in Harmony Gold’s South African operations.
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AMCU Exposes NUM Involvement In Murder Of AMCU Leader

05 June 2019
AMCU has confirmed that the legal team that defended the two (2) perpetrators of assassination attempts on its leadership in Rustenburg, is sponsored by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).
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AMCU Has Constructive Engagement With Registrar

30 April 2019
Earlier today (30 April 2019) AMCU met with senior officials of the Department of Labour (DoL) at Laboria House in Pretoria. The DoL delegation included the Registrar of Labour Relations
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AMCU Concerned Over 4000 Mineworkers Trapped At Sibanye Mine

30 April 2019
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has received disturbing reports from Branch leaders at Sibanye-Stillwater Platinum Mine’s Thembelani Shaft, where apparently around 4000 workers are trapped underground.
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AMCU Members Catch Intruder With Weapons Let Through By Sibanye Security

11 April 2019
AMCU has received reports that yesterday afternoon, 11 April 2019, as AMCU members were returning from a Mass Meeting held at Driefontein 7 Shaft, outside Carletonville..
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AMCU Condemns Sibanye’s Premature Claims Of Victory

8 April 2019
AMCU late today learned with shock and disappointment that Sibanye has made the highly unethical move to announce the flawed findings of a process, before such findings have been finalised
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AMCU Gold Strike Remains Protected

21 March 2019
AMCU yesterday attended the handing down of judgment on their application to declare the extension agreement struck between Sibanye-Stillwater, the National Union of Mineworkers, Solidarity and UASA
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AMCU Accepts CCMA Proposal For Sibanye Strike Settlement

19 March 2019
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has received a mandate from its members to accept the settlement agreement proposed by the Commission of Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration

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AMCU to Appeal Irrational Labour Court Judgment

16 May 2019
The Justice Prinsloo ruling marks a sad day for the labour movement, a regression of the LRA and a violation of our constitutional rights.
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AMCU Points Out Toxic Coalition Between Sibanye-Stillwater And The State

14 March 2019
AMCU has received pictures of armoured police vehicles being serviced at Sibanye-Stillwater workshops. The Union shows how this is more proof of the toxic relationship between Sibanye-Stillwater and the State
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Amcu Calls On Mining Houses To Convene Coronavirus Summit

5 March 2020
AMCU today wrote to all CEOs of mining houses to caution on the detection and control of the Coronavirus. The Union questions the readiness of mining houses to deal with…
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Media Alert: Amcu & Saftu Joint Campaign

11 February 2020
AMCU has taken hands with the South African Trade Union Federation (SAFTU) on a joint campaign against austerity, job losses and unemployment.
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Three Fatalities At Mining Operations As The New Year Gets Underway

17 January 2020
AMCU is saddened by another TWO fatalities at Harmony Gold’s Free State operations and ONE at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Bambanani Shaft.
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AMCU saddened by another fatality at Impala Platinum

10 September 2019
AMCU is shocked and saddened by the report of yet another fatality at Impala Platinum..
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Joseph Mathunjwa remains AMCU President

20 September 2019
Joseph Mathunjwa remains National President of the AMCU after he was re-elected this afternoon during the Union’s National Congress ..
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Mathunjwa Calls On President Ramaphosa To Intervene In The Ongoing Gold Strike

13 March 2019
AMCU President Joseph Mathunjwa has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene in the ongoing protracted strike..
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AMCU Unravels Capitalist Protectionism

12 March 2019
We deny the narrative that the gold strike at Sibanye-Stillwater has become a personal vendetta between CEO Froneman and AMCU President Mathunjwa….
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AMCU Calls Out Mining Minister Over Mine Safety

5 March 2019
(AMCU) criticises the Minister of Mineral Resources for his comments regarding health and safety at the mines. The Union repeats its submissions that mining bosses should be prosecuted..
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AMCU scores another victory in Sibanye-Stillwater legal battle

16 January 2019
An urgent application for leave to appeal leads to flawed verification process being suspended…
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AMCU Strikes Another Legal Blow To Sibanye-Stillwater

8 February 2019
Today, the Labour Court once again dismissed the urgent application by Sibanye-Stillwater to declare the industrial action of AMCU unprotected
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Sibanye-stillwater’s feeble attack warned off a second time!

Today, the Labour Court once again dismissed the urgent application by Sibanye-Stillwater to declare the industrial action of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) unprotected.
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AMCU shocked by Sibanye’s arrogance

10 January 2019
Today, Sibanye-Stillwater showed its true colours in a media statement, bragging about its profits. To add injury to insult, CEO Neal Froneman boasts that the strike by AMCU was actually benefiting..
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AMCU gears up for secondary strike at Sibanye Platinum

14 January 2019
Just a few hours ago, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has given notice of its intention to embark on secondary strike action at Sibanye-Stillwater’s platinum operations around Rustenburg.
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Update on the Sibanye Stillwater strike

14 December 2018
As we congregate for this press release, we wish to aver our deepest condolences for the fallen martyrs of our struggle who have been put to the sword by the wrath of monopoly capital…
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AMCU embark on protected industrial action at Sibanye Stillwater

21 November 2018
The South African collective bargaining system is continually becoming unresponsive to the needs of poor workers who face sup optimal premiums for the value generated by their labor..
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Update on the strike action at Sibanye Stillwater operations

22 November 2018
As reported yesterday, 21 November 2018 during our press conference, our protected industrial action has commenced at Sibanye Stillwater operations…
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