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Workers pay for Sun International’s failed gamble 2020-09-16 [New Frame]

COSATU Provincial EC declares war against corruption, gender based violence and attempts to undermine collective bargaining 2020-09-16 [COSATU]

Marikana massacre: The devastating impact of the narrative painted by business, police and the state 2020-08-26 [Daily Maverick]

Miners take battle over R26m in unpaid salaries to court 2020-08-22 [IOL]

COSATU slams NPA decision to drop criminal charges against Impala’s Mark Munroe 2020-08-20 [Eyewitness News]

COSATU denounces and condemns Bafokeng Magistrate Court’s decision to withdraw charges against CEO of Impala platinum mines 2020-08-20 [COSATU]

Remembering Marikana: Dali Mpofu demands an apology and compensation by 31 August 2020-08-18 [Daily Maverick]

NUM regains ground in Marikana 2020-08-17 [eNCA]

NEHAWU statement on torching of a Government building in Mafikeng 2020-07-23 [COSATU]

COSATU Gender Structure calls on President Cyril Ramaphosa to declare gender-based violence and femicide a national disaster 2020-07-07 [COSATU]

COSATU concerned about rising number of COVID 19 cases in province 2020-06-20 [COSATU]

NUMSA condemns retrenching workers without following proper processes 2020-05-29 [Polity]

Hospital alleged to have not paid staff overtime shifts for two years 2020-05-21 [The Citizen]

Harmony reports COVID-19 cases, union warns of crisis 2020-05-21 [Mining Journal]

Health workers strike over allowances, over-time 2020-05-21 [Townpress]

SAMWU: health and safety of municipal and waterboards employees should be a priority for all 2020-05-16 [Facebook]

NUMSA wants labour dept to intervene after Tau Lekoa mine fails to pay workers 2020-05-02 [Eyewitness News]

NUM urges Impala Platinum workers not to go back to work 2020-04-15 [Eyewitness News]

Mine employees heeding call to return to work turned away at roadblocks 2020-04-15 [TimesLIVE]

Nature resort no utopia for guards facing eviction 2020-04-14 [New Frame]

Cosatu welcomes suspension of ANC councillors 2020-04-14 [SABC]

Fatal incident at Village Main Reef West gold plant in Matlosana 2020-04-03 [NUM/Market Screener]

Gold mine denies union claims that it's running at full capacity during lockdown 2020-04-02 [DispatchLIVE]

AMCU reports fatalities at AngloGold, Sibanye minesAMCU reports fatalities at AngloGold, Sibanye mines 2020-03-23 [Mining Weekly]

Court grants Numsa access to striking mineworkers 2020-03-12 [Africans Live]

LanXess workers strike against exploitation 2020-03-11 [New Frame]

Sibanye keeps workers safe during underground fire incident at Kroondal 2020-03-10 [Mining Weekly]

Numsa heads to court over access to protesting mineworkers 2020-03-10 [JacarandaFM]

Numsa accuses mine of denying food for workers protesting underground 2020-03-07 [SABC]

'Mine is starving striking workers' 2020-03-07 [SowetanLIVE]

Numsa march against exploitation in Rustenburg mines 2020-02-27 [Mining Weekly]

Samancor workers bear the brunt of alleged corruption 2020-02-26 [New Frame]

Union hostage drama blasted as ‘fake news’ by NUMSA 2020-02-14 [ANA/The South African]

NUM members allegedly being ‘held hostage’ at Rustenburg mine 2020-02-14 [Mining Weekly]

NUM to oppose the retrenchment of chrome mine workers 2020-02-05 [SABC]

COSATU condemns the violence directed at workers in their workstations 2020-02-03 [Polity]

COSATU calls for harsher action against those who assault workers 2020-01-29 [Polity]

Miners speak out against Sibanye 2020-01-28 [Mail & Guardian]

Numsa mourns death of worker at Tau Lekoa mine 2020-01-27 [ANA/Mining Weekly]

Commuters protest to stop bus company from closing 2020-01-26 [GroundUp]

Glencore to restructure SA ferrochrome following “material losses” at Rustenburg smelter 2020-01-18 [MiningMX ]

Mamusa council has a huge task ahead to fix province - Samwu 2020-01-17 [ANA/IOL]

Nehawu threatens mass protest over lack of security in hospitals 2019-12-31 [ANA/IOL]

Numsa negotiates wage agreement with mine 2019-12-20 [SABC]

Mine company shoots unpaid workers 2019-12-18 [New Frame]

NUM deeply angered by decision allegedly taken by Lily-white proto team at Tau Lekoa mine 2019-12-10 [Polity]

NUM blasts management over rockfall fatalities 2019-12-09 [Business Report]

Names of Tau Lekoa mine disaster victims released after last body recovered 2019-12-09 [News24]

NUM raises questions over Orkney mine evacuation procedures 2019-12-09 [SABC]

NUM calls for drastic action as probe into Tau Lekoa deaths underway 2019-12-08 [Eyewitness News]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

9-09-1970 As they were prohibited from joining a union, a provident fund (GFWBF) was established to help black workers, particularly in the textile and furniture sectors. [more]

11-09-1973 Underground miners in the west of the country, whose wages keep them in poverty, go on strike. Police open fire killing 12 and injuring 38 mineworkers. [more]