news shutterstockIn our Monday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Friday, 8 April 2016.


MINING LABOUR

Amcu accepts Sibanye’s new wage offer and calls off strike

Reuters reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said on Sunday it had agreed to accept a new wage offer from Sibanye Gold and had called off a strike.

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Enraged NUM wants Chamber to reopen wage talks after Sibanye-Amcu deal

Business Report writes that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) wants the Chamber of Mines to reopen wage negotiations with Sibanye Gold notwithstanding an existing three-year deal concluded last year.

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Zama zamas link to Lily Mine tragedy

The Citizen reports that in the weeks leading up to the Lily Mine disaster in February, illegal mining activities became a serious concern for management and various plans were put in place to address the issue.

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Other labour posting(s) in this news category

  • Unions disappointed with concessions made by Sibanye, at Mining Weekly
  • Amcu finally gets its golden moment, at City Press


COLLECTIVE BARGAINING / INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Samwu wants ‘sober-minded’ proposals from Rand Water in upcoming wage talks

Business Report writes that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) has warned that Rand Water should table “sober minded” increase proposals as it prepares for salary negotiations with the utility that will start on Thursday.

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INDUSTRIAL ACTION / STRIKES / LOCK-OUTS

Strike at Joburg waste removal agency Pikitup comes to an end

eNCA reports that the City of Johannesburg’s Matshidiso Mfekoe the announced on Sunday that the month-long strike at waste removal agency Pikitup has finally come to an end. 

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While Pikitup strike is over, negotiations continue

TimesLive reports that the five-week long Pikitup strike is over and the workers were due to be back on the job on Monday.  The waste management company, the City of Johannesburg and the SA Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) reached an agreement at the weekend.

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Deal brokered by Des van Rooyen gives hope of end to Mogalakwena strike

The New Age reports that an agreement brokered by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Des van Rooyen, between striking workers and the Mogalakwena municipality mayor, Parks Sebatjane in Mokopane has given hope for the resumption of normal activities.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Joburg welcomes end to Pikitup strike, at SA Govt News Agency
  • Rich to cough up for Pikitup woes with 129% increase in refuse removal tariffs, at The Star


LABOUR MARKET / STAFFING / QUALIFICATIONS

SA in need of 20,000 specialists and faces a ‘major skills shortage’ of doctors

Sowetan writes that, with 80% of all specialists in South Africa concentrated in the private healthcare sectors of the Western Cape and Gauteng, the public sector is struggling with a shortage of an estimated 20,000 health specialists.

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RESTRUCTURING / RETRENCHMENTS / COMPANY JOB LOSSES

IDC takes on Highveld, but retrenched workers remain at top of preferential creditors

City Press reports that the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has become the latest in a long line of litigants against the business rescuers of Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium.

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Oakbay writes to Presidency, ministers about possibility of 4,500 job losses

News24 reports that Oakbay Investments has written to government to plead for an intervention following the closure of the company’s bank accounts and the withdrawal of shareholders, the Guptas and President Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane, from the company.

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COMMUTING / E-TOLLS


Metrorail delays expected after two trains go up in flames at Cape Town station

Cape Argus reports that Metrorail commuters in Cape Town should expect delays of up to an hour on Monday after 10 carriages were destroyed in a blaze, at the weekend, in an alleged arson attack.

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Sanral denies Cosatu’s claim of toll plaza job losses due to introduction of e-tolling

The New Age reports that the SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) has denied claims made by labour federation Cosatu that the e-tolling system would result in job losses for people working in toll plazas.

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WEB LINKS TO LABOUR NEWS ARTICLES FROM FRIDAY, 8 APRIL TO SUNDAY, 10 APRIL 2016

See our listing of links to labour articles published on the internet from Friday, 8 April to Sunday, 10 April 2016 at SA Labour News

 

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