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The Marikana massacre on 16 August 2012 was the most lethal use of force by South African security forces against civilians since 1960, and has indeed been compared to Sharpeville massacre in 1960.
As we commemorate the tragic events of 2012 when 34 miners were shot dead near the koppie in Marikana,
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) and UASA the Union – an affiliate of FEDUSA in the mining industry – have called on Impala Platinum to consider a new worker shareholder model to save 13 000 jobs.
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) has called on Transport Minister Blade Nzimande to urgently intervene in the current wage impasse between the United National Transport Union (UNTU) an affiliate of FEDUSA in the passenger rail sector – and the Bombela Concessionaire or Operating Company (BOC), the management company and operators of the Gauteng Province commuter train commonly known as Gautrain.
Impala Platinum’s (Implats) announced restructuring process, including the layoff of 13 000 workers out of a workforce of 40 000 and cutting production with 30% over the next two years, is of dire importance to UASA and its members employed at the mine.
Chief Corporate Officer Jacques Hugo presented two of our colleagues with long service certificates.
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The slight increase in the petrol price together with a slight drop in the price of diesel comes as a relief to workers and other South African consumers after the hefty increases over the past few months.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of one of UASA General Secretaries Tom Rich that passed away yesterday at around 23:00 in the Robinson Hospital.
Franz Stehring reports that the respective mining companies presented their current financial and life of mine profiles in response to organized labours’ demands, where after the Minerals Council of South gave the following feedback:
As expected, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announced yesterday afternoon that the repo rate would be left unchanged.
It is with great sadness that we learnt of the passing away of our colleague and union stalwart Francois Rossouw.