Today's Labour News

newsThis news aggregator site highlights South African labour news from a wide range of internet and print sources. Each posting has a synopsis of the source article, together with a link or reference to the original. Postings cover the range of labour related matters from industrial relations to generalist human resources.

glencoreMining Weekly reports that mining giant Glencore and Umsimbithi Mining on Thursday laid criminal arson charges following the torching of two trucks and offices at the Wonderfontein coal mine.  

The charges follow an increase in violent torching, stoning and intimidation incidents by striking employees in recent weeks.  Glencore said that Wednesday night’s arson took the petrol bomb incidents to ten since the start of the strike three weeks ago.  Glencore and Umsimbithi are currently engaged in a wage dispute with members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) at the coal mine.  Earlier this week, 57 striking workers were reportedly arrested on worker intimidation and property damage charges and later released on bail.

  • Read this report in full at Mining Weekly Online
  • Read too, Amcu strike at Glencore coal mine turns violent, at eNCA
  • As well as, Amcu shocked that its members at Wonderfontein mine were shot at, at EWN
  • And also, Glencore denies security officials were instructed to open fire on strikers, at Polity

Get other news reports at the SA Labour News home page