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Wednesday , September , 19 2018
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NUM demands that Eskom pay workers their bonuses
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) calls on Eskom to pay bonuses to its employees who had performed exceptionally well. We remain adamant that the bonus payment is a deal breaker. Without a bonus, there will be no agreement as per our member’ mandate. As the NUM we demand that Eskom pay the hard working workers who averted load shading their bonuses. As it is reflected in the performance score sheet that workers performed exceptionally well.
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More than 100 mineworkers from Gold One's Modder East are being treated for smoke inhalation
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has learnt with shock that more than 600 miners were rescued after an underground fire that broke out in the early hours of today at Gold One’s Modder East operations in Springs, east of Johannesburg. The NUM is highly disturbed by this incident, especially as it take place hardly two week s after six workers horribly died when a fire broke out underground at a Palabora Mining Company mineshaft in Limpopo.
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 NUM rejects insulting wage offers by the gold producers
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) together with other three unions met with the gold producers today and presented response on offers presented by employers last week. The mandate from NUM members is that the offers in their current form are totally rejected. The NUM is, therefore, demanding the companies to improve on their offers, we have not shifted or dropped off any of our initial demands. We are unfortunately rejecting with contempt so the offers from these arrogant employers negotia...
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POST-NUM YOUTH STRUCTURE COMMITTEE MEETING PRESS STATEMENT
The NUM-YS held it's monthly national office bearers meeting that took place on the 20th of July 2018 at EBMTC in Midrand The meeting dealt with several issues affecting youth in all of sectors we organise which are mining,energy and construction The youth structure will lobby all internal structures in NUM to launch a campaign called "One life too many, mineworkers unite"this will be targeting all mines in our country as we have observed a high number of fatalities in the sector.
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Eskom's decision not to give workers bonuses is a declaration of war
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is deeply worried and concerned that on Friday Eskom verbally informed the trade unions without any presentation that Eskom made a loss of R2.6 billion. The loss is due to the R30 billions of fruitless and wasteful expenditure as a result of corruption. Eskom further announced that workers who toil during the deep dark and cold mid-night winter and during the hot mid-day summer to keep the night burning are not going to receive bonuses that were promised ...
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NUM signed a three year ESOP agreement with Anglo Platinum mine
After a fierce battle on the payment of employees shares, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) can confirm it has signed an Employee Share Option Scheme (ESOP) with Anglo Platinum mine.
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NUM signed a one year wage agreement with Petra Cullinan Diamond Mine
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is pleased to announced it had yesterday, 18 July 2018, signed a substantive one year wage agreement with Petra Cullinan Diamond Mine.
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Gold producers offer pittance or insulting wage increases
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has noted the pittance or insulting wage offers from the gold producers tabled today. They had offered annual wage increases of up to R550 to miners and up to 4.5 percent for artisans, miners, and officials. These wage offers are not even close to what our members are demanding. The gold producers have been very arrogant in their approach to this wage negotiations to the extent that their offer on the table smacks of insults and arrogance.
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Post-NUM National Women Structure Committee meeting
The NUM National Women Structure (NUM-NWS) held its national committee meeting from the 12th – 13th July 2018 at the Elijah Barayi Memorial Training Centre in Midrand. The women representatives from the NUM 11 regions gathered and reflected on the following key matters:
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NUM Women Structure to commemorate Nelson Mandela's 67 minutes of service
The NUM National Women Structure together with the Mineworkers Investment Trust (MIT) would this coming Saturday commemorate the 2018 Nelson Mandela Day in Free State under the theme "NUM Women Taking Action, Inspiring Change and Identifying their Actions Against Poverty".
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