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.

news shutterstockIn our Tuesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Thursday, 24 March 2016.


MINING LABOUR

Lily Mine families saddened by slow recovery process

The Citizen reports that family members of the trapped Lily Mine workers are baffled by how slow the rescue and now recovery mission had been going since the tragedy took place on 5 February.

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Rio Tinto’s ZAC mine closed after arson attacks over jobs for locals

ANA reports that arson attacks, apparently related to jobs for local community members, have forced the closure of the Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) near Ulundi in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

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LAC dismisses Amcu’s appeal against 2014 interdict of gold strike

BDLive reports that the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) has dismissed an application by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) to appeal an interdict preventing a strike by the union at gold producers at which it is not in the majority.

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Other labour posting(s) in this news category

Other general mining internet posting(s)

  • Government intervenes after killing of anti-mining activist, at eNCA
  • Mining CEO accused of inciting violence as cops probe activist's murder, at TimesLive


INDUSTRIAL ACTION / STRIKES / LOCK-OUTS

Samwu, Pikitup agreement to end strike on the cards

EWN reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) has hinted an agreement with Johannesburg waste management agency Pikitup may be on the cards.

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Striking Pikitup workers face disciplinary hearings

ANA reports that workers at City of Johannesburg’s waste removal agency Pikitup who embarked on an unprotected strike face disciplinary action, Mayor Parks Tau said on Tuesday.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Pikitup increases security as waste spills over, at eNCA
  • Joburg cops escort Pikitup workers, at IOL News
  • Pikitup calls for residents' help, at eNCA
  • Pikitup temporary workers attacked in Alexandra, at News24
  • Two arrested after attack on temporary Pikitup workers in Alex, at EWN
  • City of Johannesburg to probe Pikitup MD, at SABC News


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

City of Cape Town secures job opportunities for disabled communities

SABC News reports that the City of Cape Town says it has secured job opportunities for about 100 people with disabilities through its Vulnerable Groups Programme.

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REMUNERATION / SALARY INCREASES / FRINGE BENEFITS

Magistrates in uproar over ‘sub-inflation pay hikes’

ANA reports that magistrates are in an uproar, and their morale “very low”, in their struggle to secure salaries, and regular increases, that put them on a par with judges.

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EDUCATION / SKILLS / TRAINING / QUALIFICATIONS

KZN teacher unions call for hike in Grade R teacher salaries

The Mercury reports that teacher unions in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) are taking on the Department of Basic Education demanding better working conditions for Grade R teachers, starting with the doubling of their salaries.

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Schools ‘jobs-for-cash’ report delay is 'to save lives' of whistle-blowers

The Star reports that the Department of Basic Education (DBE) has tried to justify the delay in the release of the so-called jobs-for-cash report, claiming it was trying to protect the lives of the whistle-blowers involved.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Motshekga to stay mum ahead of ‘jobs for sale’ report release, at DispatchLive


RETIREMENT AND OTHER EMPLOYEE FUNDS

DA against labour minister having power to regulate size and length of UIF benefits

BDLive writes that amid debate over what to do with the hefty R120bn surplus in the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), concerns are being raised about the state’s power to distribute benefits.

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WEB LINKS TO LABOUR NEWS ARTICLES FROM 25 TO 28 MARCH 2016

See our listing of links to labour articles published on the internet from Friday, 25 March to Monday, 28 March 2016 at SA Labour News


WEB LINKS TO LABOUR NEWS ARTICLES ON THURSDAY, 24 MARCH 2016

See our listing of links to labour articles published on the internet on Thursday, 24 March 2016 at SA Labour News

 

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