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Today's news - Mpumalanga

Numsa and York strike an agreement 2019-01-21 [The Lowvelder]

NUM challenges government to save jobs at Optimum mine - even if that means buying it 2019-01-16 [Fin24]

NUM calls on government to take over mining operations 2019-01-11 [PowerFM]

NUM bemoans nonpayment of salaries to Optimum, Koornfontein employees 2019-01-08 [Engineering News]

Workers affiliated to NUM down tools at Mafube coal mine 2018-12-11 [SABC]

NUM: 'optimum coal workers will not return to work until salaries paid' 2018-11-28 [Eyewitness News]

Coal dumped on road as Optimum miners demand pay 2018-11-27 [TimesLIVE]

SADTU wants teacher who received salary despite dismissal reinstated 2018-11-22 [Eyewitness News]

NEHAWU statement on the violence that erupted at University 2018-11-15 [COSATU]

5 arrested after protests at the University turn violent 2018-11-14 [Daily Sun]

University Students Question NEHAWU Strike Timing 2018-11-10 [Daily Vox]

Cosatu leads march to Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality over the VBS Bank deposits 2018-11-09 [Steelburger News]

'Reckless' Greenpeace wants SA to sit in the dark: NUM 2018-11-06 [TimesLIVE]

Striking Workers Block Access to Gold Fields South Africa Mine 2018-11-04 [Bloomberg]

Main gate to Rob Ferreira Hospital reopens following protest action 2018-11-02 [The Lowvelder]

Municipality workers hand over a memorandum to the mayor 2018-11-01 [Witbank News]

Angry protesters block main gate at Rob Ferreira Hospital 2018-11-01 [Lowvelder]

Mortuary strike irks grieving families 2018-09-15 [The Independent]

Solidarity workers protest over Sasol empowerment scheme 2018-09-07 [Business Day]

Shady mining office shut 2018-09-05 [Business Day]

Lily mine disaster report says prosecute 2018-08-27 [Fin24]

New Lily Mine owners set to resume operations after three year hiatus 2018-08-15 [Fin24]

Lily Mine narrowly escapes liquidation 2018-08-06 [Mail & Guardian]

Rangers under fire in war against rhino poachers 2018-07-31 [TimesLive]

All the respect in the world for the ‘thin green line’ on World Rangers’ Day 2018-07-31 [TimesLive]

Two arrested, one dead as heavily armed zama-zamas loot Lily Mine 2018-07-16 [City Press]

DA Part leader Maimane accompanies victims of ‘sex for jobs’ scandal to lay charges 2018-07-13 [The Citizen]

Illegal miners fingered in gunbattle with police 2018-07-12 [The Star]

NUMSA accuses DMR of paying lip service over Optimum cash crisis 2018-07-11 [Eyewitness News]

Unpaid Optimum mine workers can't cope with mounting bills 2018-07-11 [Eyewitness News]

Lily Mine’s revival may be derailed if claims of negligence are proven 2018-07-09 [Mail & Guardian]

Patient stabs nurse at clinic 2018-06-22 [Afro Voice]

Truck drivers stage strike on N4 in Komatipoort 2018-06-19 [The Times]

Six Eskom power plants affected by labour action 2018-06-15 [TimesLive]

Thirteen NUM members fired 2018-06-08 [Barberton Times]

NUM: Govt has failed to hold firm to account for Lily mine tragedy 2018-06-01 [Eyewitness News]

Lily Mine victims’ families paid out 2018-06-01 [The Star]

Lily Mine gets a second wind 2018-05-31 [Mail & Guardian]

Retrenchments at Pan African Resources’ Evander mine to cost R160m 2018-05-25 [BusinessLive]

Eskom evacuates Kusile station after labour dispute turns violent 2018-05-21 [BusinessLive]

Vantage Goldfields liquidation postponed 2018-05-21 [Fin24]

8 union members arrested at Optimum Coal Mine, NUM ‘concerned’ 2018-05-16 [ANA/The Citizen]

COSATU Mpumalanga is fully behind the NEHAWU protest for the release of Amos Mbedzi 2018-05-11 [COSATU]

Get a cure for Shiva Uranium – EFF marchers at IDC 2018-05-10 [ANA/The Citizen]

SAFTU condemns Pan African Resources' job cuts 2018-05-04 [SAFTU]

Pan African to shut costly Evander mine 2018-05-03 [Business Day]

Lily mine secures R300m, search for 3 trapped miners to resume 2018-04-24 [ANA/The Citizen]

M&R Cementation employees return to work at Booysendal North mine 2018-04-06 [Mining Weekly]

IDC loans R190m to firm to buy stake in Vantage Goldfields 2018-04-04 [City Press]

NUM launches court bid to remove Optimum business practitioners 2018-03-12 [miningmx.com]

This month in labour history

8-01-1912 The African National Congress is founded in Bloemfontein [more]

9-01-1973 A strike wave begins in Durban when 2000 black brickworkers walk off the job and win a doubling of their wages [more]

23-01-1982 Formula1 Grand Prix drivers went on strike and barricaded themselves in doors in protest against new "super licence" conditions. They were fined but they won and the new licences were withdrawn. [more]