news shutterstockIn our Monday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Friday, 27 May 2016.


OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY

Police officer gunned down in Limpopo on Saturday

ANA reports that a Limpopo police officer was shot dead when he responded to a burglary in progress at Dan village near Tzaneen on Saturday morning.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Terrified teachers boycott classes after pupil hacked with panga, at SowetanLive


MINING LABOUR

Impala Platinum’s missing miner still not found

SABC News reports that rescue teams at Impala Platinum Mines in Rustenburg worked throughout the weekend searching for missing miner, Moses Mamogwa, but without any success.

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Sibanye expects Amcu strikers back at work at Kroondal on Monday

BDLive reports that Sibanye Gold on Friday obtained a court interdict to stop a strike at its Kroondal mine and said it expected the employees to return to work on Monday or face disciplinary action.

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Amcu calls an end to wildcat strike at Sibanye’s Kroondal platinum mine

Reuters and Fin24 report that workers at Sibanye's platinum mine in Rustenburg will return to work on Monday evening following a wildcat strike on Friday, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said on Monday.

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Lily Mine to resume operations after R171m Canadian investment

News24 reports that Lily Mine's top executive Mike McChesney has confirmed that operations will resume following a R171m investment from a Canadian company.

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NUM disturbed that operations at Lily Mine to resume without recovery of bodies

EWN reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says it’s disturbed that operations at the Lily Mine will resume next month despite the fact that three workers are still trapped underground after a shaft caved in in February.

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Other labour posting(s) in this news category

Amcu president warns of fake Twitter account, at TimesLive

Evraz se Mapochsmyn voorlopig , at Netwerk24


MARIKANA DEATHS / FARLAM INQUIRY REPORT

Lonmin HR exec was state security agent at time of Marikana massacre

Rapport writes that former Lonmin human resources head Barnard Mokwena was listed as a paid “deep cover” agent on the State Security Agency (SSA) central source index from 2004 until at least the end of 2012.

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UN call for Lonmin and police to be held liable for Marikana

Sunday Independent reports that the South African government has been slammed by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for its handling of the Marikana massacre and other matters.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • ‘Phiyega is onbekwaam’, al wis sy van ‘spioen’ of nie, at Netwerk24


INDUSTRIAL ACTION / STRIKES / LOCK-OUTS

National Taxi Alliance (NTA) says no Gauteng taxi strike on Monday

EWN reports that the National Taxi Alliance (NTA) has confirmed there will be no taxi strike in Gauteng on Monday.

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Gauteng taxi strike averted pending conclusion of talks

TMG Digital reports that an expected taxi strike in Gauteng on Monday is on hold for the time being.  According to officials, there will be no taxi strike until talks between the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) and the Gauteng provincial government have been concluded.

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Mogalakwena municipal workers back at work after month-long strike

SABC News reported on Friday that municipal workers at Mokopane and 179 surrounding villages in the Mogalakwena municipality were back at work after a month-long strike for better wages.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Sanco calls for intervention on possible taxi strike in Gauteng, at News24


BARGAINING COUNCILS

Metal sector employers want audit of MEIBC’s books before approving levy increase

Business Times reports that employers in the metal and engineering industry want a forensic audit carried out on the sector's bargaining council at their expense - and until that is done they will not budge on a levy increase.

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LABOUR MARKET / RECRUITMENT / STAFFING

Job scam alert at Department of Correctional Services

TMG Digital reports that the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has warned that a number of “faceless-fraudsters” have been robbing unsuspecting job seekers by promising non-existent jobs and learnership opportunities‚ using various social media platforms.

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COMMUTING / E-TOLLS

No fuel means Durban buses out of action

ANA reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Sunday that eThekwini city manager S’bu Sithole needed to explain why buses have not been operating in Durban for the past three days.

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WEB LINKS TO LABOUR NEWS ARTICLES ON SATURDAY, 28 MAY AND SUNDAY, 29 MAY 2016

See our listing of links to labour articles published on the internet on Saturday, 28 May and Sunday, 29 May 2016 at SA Labour News


WEB LINKS TO LABOUR NEWS ARTICLES ON FRIDAY, 27 MAY 2016

See our listing of links to labour articles published on the internet on Friday, 27 May 2016 at SA Labour News

 

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