SOUTH AFRICA’S National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said yesterday it would boycott the anniversary commemoration for three workers abandoned underground.
Solomon Nyerende, Yvonne Mnisi and Pretty Nkambule were trapped half a mile below the surface on February 5 last year when the...
Friday 3rd Feb 2017
posted by James Tweedie in World
CONRAD LANDIN trawls through declassified files revealing Thatcher’s personal desire to pay back scab miners and the tensions this aroused within her cabinet
Friday 30th Dec 2016
posted by Morning Star in Features
But Campaigners Vow to Fight on for Truth
Tuesday 1st Nov 2016
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
SOUTH Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers called an emergency rally yesterday over the murder of one of its members under the noses of mine security guards.
NUM deputy president Joseph Montisetse addressed the mass meeting at the Cooke 3 hostel west of Johannesburg.
Thursday 13th Oct 2016
posted by Morning Star in World
SOUTH AFRICA’S government hit back at “relentless public attacks” by two leading gold producers yesterday, a day after one of their employees died following violence outside a mine.
President Jacob Zuma’s spokesman Bongani Ngqulunga urged Sibanye Gold and...
Friday 7th Oct 2016
SOUTH AFRICA’S National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has demanded answers from Sibanye Gold managers after two branch officials were brutally attacked at the mine.
The NUM confirmed that two of its branch leaders had been hospitalised, allegedly by split union Association of...
Wednesday 5th Oct 2016
Nottinghamshire miners who stayed loyal to the National Union of Mineworkers during the heroic 1984-5 strike against pit closures are appealing to Morning Star readers for help. Here they tell PETER LAZENBY their story
Saturday 3rd Sep 2016
by James Tweedie
MORE than 7,000 platinum miners will march today against the “witch-hunting and victimisation” of their union, four years on from the Marikana killings.
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said bosses at Northam Platinum in Rustenburg had built...
Thursday 18th Aug 2016
SOUTH African miners celebrated yesterday after winning their demands for higher pay and the right to strike, a few days after staging a mass walkout from electricity provider Eskom.
The National Union of Mineworkers’ (NUM) 15,000 members at the firm walked out on Wednesday over...
Saturday 13th Aug 2016
The infamous Battle of Orgreave happened 32 years ago. JOE ROLLIN explains why it still matters today and encourages readers and activists to join the fight for the truth
Tuesday 14th Jun 2016