Today's Labour News

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news shutterstockIn our Thursday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Wednesday, 30 March 2016.


MINING LABOUR

Atlatsa Resources plans to cut 3,500 staff at Bokoni platinum operations

David McKay reports that Atlatsa Resources is to cut more than half of some 6,101 employees at its Bokoni Mines operation in terms of a restructuring plan first announced in September.

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Other labour posting(s) in this news category

  • Sibanye Gold must create more jobs, says Workers Association Union, at The New Age


INDUSTRIAL ACTION / STRIKES / LOCK-OUTS

KZN taxis back on the road on Thursday after two-day strike

SABC News reports that an agreement between the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Transport Department and two taxi organisation has seen the resumption of taxi operations in the province.

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Samwu demands interpreters in all 11 languages at Pikitup disciplinary hearings

eNCA reports that disciplinary procedures against thousands of striking Pikitup workers in Johannesburg have hit a snag with the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) demanding hat interpreters in all 11 official languages be made available.

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Pikitup pays March wages to striking workers

ANA reports that Johannesburg waste management company Pikitup on Thursday paid salaries to its workers as the norm despite them having been on strike for most of this month.

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Cosatu blasts Joburg over discipline of Pikitup strikers

IOL News reports that labour federation Cosatu has lambasted the City of Johannesburg for hauling striking Pikitup workers before disciplinary hearings.

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Truck set alight on Tuesday on N14 near Delareyville by Botselo Milling strikers

ANA reports that a truck was set alight on Tuesday night on the N14 national road near Delareyville, allegedly by striking workers of Botselo Milling, North West police said on Wednesday.

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Striking Botselo Milling workers burn trucks and reportedly run amock

ANA reports that striking workers at Botselo Milling in Delareyville have burnt out two company trucks, the company said on Thursday.

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Railway workers’ union Untu suspends strike planned for next week

TMG Digital reports that a strike planned for 4 April by members of railway workers’ union Untu (United National Transport Union) has been suspended.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • KZN taxi operators' strike claims one life, at SABC News
  • Talle mense in Durban taxi-betoging beseer, at Maroela Media


THE ECONOMY / PRICES

Eskom tariff increase to cost over 5,000 jobs and yet another increase looming

Moneyweb reports that the 9.4% Eskom tariff increase that will take effect on Friday will add more than 1% to the inflation experienced by low-income households and cost the economy 5,172 jobs, energy regulator Nersa said in granting the increases.

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JOB CREATION

Western Cape aims to create 300,000 new jobs in the next five years

Engineering News writes that, leveraging the Western Cape’s reputation as the “digital gateway to Africa” and a growing platform for new entrepreneurs, provincial Economic Opportunities Minister Alan Winde on Wednesday recommitted his department to further promoting job creation.

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OUTSOURCING / TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT / CONSULTANTS

Nelson Mandela Bay contract workers protest for permanent jobs

HeraldLive reports that two groups of contract workers protested outside the Nelson Mandela Bay council chambers on Wednesday, pleading with the municipality to hire them permanently.

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WSU security guards suspected to be behind #OutsourcingMustFall activist's disappearance

News24 reports that fellow ‘Outsourcing Must Fall’ activists believe security guards employed by Walter Sisulu University (WSU) are behind the disappearance of Vusi 'Oldman' Mahlangu.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • CUT gives permanent jobs to 31 temps, at News24


EDUCATION / SKILLS / TRAINING / QUALIFICATIONS

Mercedes-Benz, Jobs Fund open R130m Learning Academy in East London

Engineering News reports that Mercedes-Benz SA (MBSA) has opened the doors to its new Learning Academy in East London, construction on which started in August 2014.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

Expand skills base to help economy: Ramaphosa, at Business Report

Trade and Industry lauded for unemployed graduate internship programme, at SA Govt News Agency

ANA-toetse kos R220 miljoen, ‘maar land het niks om te wys’, at Netwerk24


EMPLOYEE BENEFIT FUNDS

UIF to pour R35bn into job-creation scheme

The Star writes that on Tuesday Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) commissioner Boas Seruwe unveiled bold plans to fight unemployment with a R35 billion investment in job creation.

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WEB LINKS TO LABOUR NEWS ARTICLES ON WEDNESDAY, 30 MARCH 2016

See our listing of links to labour articles published on the internet on Wednesday, 30 March 2016 at SA Labour News


WEB LINKS TO LABOUR NEWS ARTICLES ON TUESDAY, 29 MARCH 2016

See our listing of links to labour articles published on the internet on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 at SA Labour News

 

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