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Looming labour problems in entire mining industry

The protracted labour unrest at Marikana is probably a taste of what is soon to hit the entire mining industry. Mining houses in other sectors must prepare for the likelihood that their employees will soon follow suit and go on strikes - or even wild cat strikes - especially if Lonmin and Amcu find resolution on the remuneration of Lonmin’s workforce in the platinum sector. The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is of the view that [...]

2014-07-15T13:19:00+02:00May 15th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM, SA Mining Industry|Comments Off on Looming labour problems in entire mining industry

Economic Policy Position

1.       Why the new South Africa needs a new economic plan The South African economy fails to deliver what is expected of it. It is acknowledged that certain fundamentals are in place, but it is equally true that the urgently required jobs and economic growth are not materialising. Since 1994 hundreds of thousands of jobs have been destroyed and formal employment shrinks at an alarming rate. These are the signs of an economy held afloat [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:21+02:00March 31st, 2014|Policy Positions|Comments Off on Economic Policy Position

West Rand Region Rally at Wedela Stadium in Carletonville

Speech by Bantu Holomisa, UDM President Programme Director, UDM NEC Members, UDM Gauteng PEC Members, UDM West Rand Regional Leadership, UDM Members, Fellow South Africans: Thank you to you all for making this rally a success. Words fail me to express how grateful we are for your hard work and contribution. Many of you come from and work in the surrounding mines. This places the assessment of the impact of economic conditions in this area [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:22+02:00January 26th, 2014|Speeches|Comments Off on West Rand Region Rally at Wedela Stadium in Carletonville