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Strike Halts Platinum Mines in South Africa WSJ

Strike Halts Platinum Mining in South Africa Union Members Demanding Pay Raises Stop Work at Sector's Three Largest Producers. Razor wire is seen outside the entrance to the Lonmin platinum

Strike halts platinum mining in South Africa

2014-1-23  JOHANNESBURG--Tens of thousands of platinum workers in South Africa went on strike Thursday to demand higher salaries, bringing a key part of the country's economy to a near standstill.

Platinum workers strike halts production in South

Platinum workers strike halts production in South Africa Posted by: Metallix Refining on October 4, 2016 Recently, wage negotiations were halted between South Africa's second largest labor union and its two biggest platinum production and exploration companies.

Platinum Miners Win Reprieve as South Africa Strike

2019-2-27  The world’s biggest platinum miners won a reprieve after a South African court reserved judgment on whether to block a week-long industry strike that was scheduled to start Thursday night.

Strike halts Lonmin platinum mine Miningreview

2021-2-15  Lonmin’s Limpopo platinum mine Johannesburg, South Africa — MININGREVIEW.COM — 13 November 2008 Both union and company officials have confirmed that a strike over a pay dispute by more than 2 000 union members has halted production at a mine owned by Lonmin plc the world’s third largest platinum producer.. Reuters quotes Lonmin as saying that the mine was relatively small

South African strike hits platinum mines Business and

2014-1-23  South African strike hits platinum mines The country’s biggest mining union wants wages more than doubled to at least $1,200 for entry-level workers. Miners in South Africa

South Africa platinum strike 'over' BBC News

A five-month platinum strike in South Africa is "officially over", says the leader of the union behind the strike, as it accepts a wage deal.

Platinum Mining: Protracted Strike by South African

2020-12-26  Owners of the platinum firms had threatened during 2013 to downsize the workforce by thousands in the upcoming period due to labor unrest and the purported decline in profits. According to the London-based Financial Times, “The strike is the longest and costliest in more than 100 years in South Africa’s crucial mining sector.

Economic impact of South Africa platinum mine strike

The largest union in South Africa's platinum sector has called a strike over pay, the biggest since the 2012 Marikana massacre in which 34 workers were shot dead by police.

2014 South African platinum strike: longest wage

2014 South African platinum strike: longest wage strike in South Africa In democratic South Africa, the government allows citizens to express dissatisfaction through peaceful demonstrations. Workers are also allowed by legislation to embark on strikes when

Strike halts Lonmin platinum mine Miningreview

2021-2-15  Lonmin’s Limpopo platinum mine Johannesburg, South Africa — MININGREVIEW.COM — 13 November 2008 Both union and company officials have confirmed that a strike over a pay dispute by more than 2 000 union members has halted production at a mine owned by Lonmin plc the world’s third largest platinum producer.. Reuters quotes Lonmin as saying that the mine was relatively small

South Africa platinum strike 'over' BBC News

A five-month platinum strike in South Africa is "officially over", says the leader of the union behind the strike, as it accepts a wage deal.

Lonmin halts South Africa platinum output after

The world's no. 3 platinum producer Lonmin <LMI.L> <LONJ.J> has been forced to freeze mining at its South African operations after violence between rival unions killed at least nine people.

South Africa mediator resumes talks with striking

2014-3-26  South Africa's government mediator met with the striking Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) on Wednesday to restart talks aimed at ending a crippling platinum strike

S.africa platinum strike causing 'irreparable' harm

2021-1-12  JOHANNESBURG (AFP) South Africa s platinum producers Monday said a two-month strike was causing "irreparable" damage to the sector, which has to date lost nearly a billion dollars in revenue. The strike over wages which started over eight weeks ago has halted production at the world s top three producers, Anglo American Platinum, Impala

Platinum miners’ strike takes toll on South Africa

Platinum is the mining sector’s biggest employer and one of its top foreign exchange earners. The companies say the strike has cost them R20bn ($1.9bn) in lost revenue, while the 70,000 striking

South African company fires 12,000 striking miners

2012-10-5  Tensions at mining operations in South Africa are high following a strike that turned deadly at the Lonmin-owned Marikana platinum mine in the nation’s northwest. Police opened fire on

Strike halts Lonmin Marikana mine IOL

Strike halts Lonmin Marikana mine About 2,000 ounces a day of platinum production could be lost if a strike is underway and operations are disrupted, Edward Sterck, an analyst with the Bank of

Platinum Strike Putting South Africa Growth at Risk

2014-5-22  A four-month strike in South Africa’s platinum mining industry is hampering growth and threatening efforts to narrow the current-account deficit, according to Lungisa Fuzile, the director

Violent Protests Shut Down Key Rio Tinto Mine in

2019-12-3  Violent protests, often characterized by deadly shootings and barricades of burning tires, are making it harder for the world’s biggest mining companies to operate in South Africa.

Lonmin halts South Africa platinum output after

2012-8-14  The world's no. 3 platinum producer Lonmin has been forced to freeze mining at its South African operations after violence between rival unions killed at least nine people.

Platinum miners’ strike takes toll on South Africa

Platinum is the mining sector’s biggest employer and one of its top foreign exchange earners. The companies say the strike has cost them R20bn ($1.9bn) in lost revenue, while the 70,000 striking

South African company fires 12,000 striking miners

2012-10-5  Tensions at mining operations in South Africa are high following a strike that turned deadly at the Lonmin-owned Marikana platinum mine in the nation’s northwest. Police opened fire on

S.africa platinum strike causing 'irreparable' harm

2021-1-12  JOHANNESBURG (AFP) South Africa s platinum producers Monday said a two-month strike was causing "irreparable" damage to the sector, which has to date lost nearly a billion dollars in revenue. The strike over wages which started over eight weeks ago has halted production at the world s top three producers, Anglo American Platinum, Impala

Strike halts Lonmin Marikana mine IOL

Strike halts Lonmin Marikana mine About 2,000 ounces a day of platinum production could be lost if a strike is underway and operations are disrupted, Edward Sterck, an analyst with the Bank of

South Africa mediator resumes talks with striking

2014-3-26  JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) South Africa's government mediator met with the striking Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) on Wednesday to restart talks aimed at ending a crippling

Platinum firm Lonmin halts S.Africa output after

2012-8-14  MARIKANA, South Africa The world's no. 3 platinum producer Lonmin shut its South African mining...

ANGLO AMERICAN PLATINUM: NEW SHUTDOWN

A water leak detected in the high-pressure cooling section has led to another shutdown of the Anglo Converter Plant Phase B unit of Anglo American Platinum’s Waterval smelter at Rustenburg, South Africa, less than a month after it ended a previous 2-month shutdown amid fears of an explosion.The company says the systems at the plant allowed it to bring the unit down safely, with all employees

S.Africa mediator to resume talks with striking

2014-3-26  By Ed Stoddard and Xola Potelwa JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) South Africa's government mediator said it will meet with the striking Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) on

Violent Protests Shut Down Key Rio Tinto Mine in

2019-12-3  Violent protests, often characterized by deadly shootings and barricades of burning tires, are making it harder for the world’s biggest mining companies to operate in South Africa.