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Amcu’s commitment to non-violence brought into question

Amcu’s commitment to non-violence brought into question

Amcu’s commitment to non-violence has been questioned by a group of miners who have gone into hiding, saying that someone at the union wants to kill them.

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Amcu Leader Joseph Mathunjwa Spurred On Marikana Violence – Mr X

Miner-turned-police-witness, Mr X, blamed Amcu union leader Joseph Mathunjwa for the deaths of 34 miners at Marikana in 2012. Mr X was testifying at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry on Thursday. “We were being used by Mathunjwa to do fraud. I really want to apologise about what happened at Marikana. We forced people to join

Platinum Strike: Deal to Be Signed Today

Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) leader Joseph Mathunjwa on Monday announced the end of the five month long platinum strike that has been described as the longest and most harmful industrial action in the country’s history. But platinum producers are waiting for the signature on the agreement before they make an official announcement.

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Platinum Strike: End Not Quite in Reach

The platinum strike which has dragged on for over five months is not yet over. This, despite the announcement on Thursday of an agreement has been reached “in principle” between the platinum producers and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu). According to a report on Eyewitness News (EWN) Amcu members decided to continue

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Amcu Leader Says He Worked Hard For His Lifestyle

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) leader Joseph Mathunjwa on Monday said he worked hard for his “lavish” lifestyle and did not steal from anyone. This after The Star newspaper reported the leader was living in a “lap of luxury” while miners are starving. “Mathunjwa is working. Did I steal to anyone?” he

Police Not Taking Chances in Marikana

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa warned striking mineworkers that lawlessness and intimidation will not be tolerated in the platinum belt. “I want to appeal to mineworkers to report any incidents of intimidation to the police. [It is not] industrial action when somebody is going to damage, burn houses and properties, so a firm warning is sent

AMCU May Have to Cough Up R600 Million Over Strike

Johannesburg – Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has a chance of winning its R600 million law suit against the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) for damages and losses suffered during the month-long wage-strike in the metal sector, reported the Times on Monday. According to Amplats, the union ignored an order by the Labour Court

Talks Over Platinum Sector Strikes Continue

Johannesburg – Negotiations to resolve platinum mine strikes led by the Association for Metalworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) continue in Pretoria on Monday amid ongoing strikes. However, AMCU president Joseph Mathunjwa is reportedly not in attendance along with Chief executives of Implats, Amplats and Lonmin. On Friday, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant and Mineral resources minister

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