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Working on the mines is no picnic!

During the first six months of this year, more than 100 000 miners have taken strike action over wages, bad and unsafe working conditions and the harassment of shaft stewards.

CWIU climbs back at Sasol

Ever since the agreement with Sasol in March this year, the Chemical Workers Industrial Union has been working hard to rebuild and strengthen organisation at the Sasol plants and Sasol mines.

British coal strike enters fifth month

As Britain's coal reserves begin to dwindle, the strike by hundreds of thousands of coal miners has begun to swing in their favour and victory could be on the horizon.

Coal not dole!: an exclusive interview with a British miner

We reckon there are about 130 production workers in regularly. This would mean about 1 500 to 2 000 per week is being produced, compared to a normal production of about 15 000 to 20 000 tons.

Fighting Talk Volume 15 Number 5 June 1961

Fighting Talk - a monthly journal for democrats in Southern Africa

Gold dust or cheap imitation?
Safety first
Lessons from our class struggle - forty fighting years
Miners sueing Vlok go missing
Repression: State of Emergency on the mines
Asbestos in South Africa
Legislation and the Chamber of Mines' survey
KwaZulu potential mining development
Bolt Number 10 May1974
Mine workers strike back
Kinross mine disaster
The British mine workers strike
Death in South African mines
The Belgian treasury
Mining policy for industrial minerals in post-apartheid South Africa

Paper about mining policy in post-apartheid South Africa by Peter Robbins, prepared for an ANC seminar on Economic Policy in Harare, Zimbabwe, April and May 1990.


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