news shutterstockIn our Tuesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Monday, 13 June 2016.


TOP STORY

Workers cashed in R42bn in pensions over last year

SowetanLive reports that thousands of workers cashed in R42-billion of their pensions over the last year.  This was revealed by pension fund administrators Alexander Forbes in its annual results for the year ended March 2016.

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WORKING ON FIRE

Striking SA fire fighters coming home on Tuesday

TMG Digital reports that South African fire fighters who embarked on a strike over wages in Canada will return home on Tuesday.

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Minister of Environmental Affairs praises returning SA firefighters

ANA reports that Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) Minister Edna Molewa on Monday congratulated the SA firefighters who were deployed to Canada to assist in fighting wildfires.

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Firefighters attended boot camp in preparation for Canadian deployment

TMG Digital reports that the firefighters who downed hoses in a pay dispute had attended a boot camp in Gauteng to prepare for the trip to Canada‚ learning technical and social skills, including how to handle money.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • State mediator too late as firefighters touch down in SA, at The Star


MINING LABOUR

NUM marches to Lily Mine on Tuesday with demands

ANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said it would embark on a march on Tuesday to the Lily Gold Mine to hand over a memorandum of grievances.

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Platinum producer RBPlat and NUM enter into closed shop agreement

Reuters reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has secured a “closed shop” agreement at platinum producer Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat), it said on Monday.

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Amcu vexed by vandalism of its billboard in Johannesburg

ANA reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) on Monday said it was “utterly dismayed” and in “disbelief” to learn that one of its billboards had been vandalised.

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INDUSTRIAL ACTION / STRIKES / LOCK-OUTS

Samwu threatens to shut down Nelson Mandela Bay municipal services

HeraldLive reports that a full-blown municipal strike is looming in Nelson Mandela Bay, with the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) threatening a complete shutdown of services this week across all departments.

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LABOUR MARKET / JOBS

Survey of employers signals glum outlook for job seekers

BDLive reports that an employment outlook survey of 754 South African employers by HR consulting firm Manpower found that 12% expected to hire more people, while 6% anticipated retrenching.

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More and more graduates are ‘begging’ for jobs

Cape Argus reports that more and more desperate graduates are advertising their services on street corners.  This report details the stories of three such young graduates.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Irvin Jim: Jobs crisis marked by false solutions and indifference, at BDLive


RECRUITMENT / STAFFING

Stats SA data reveal thousands of vacancies at municipalities

BDLive reports that municipalities recorded a staggering 41,303 vacancies in 2015, with six of the country’s metros being the worst affected.

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NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE

National minimum wage could soon be agreed amongst labour at Nedlac

Terry Bell reports that the combined trade unions represented at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) may at last be reaching an agreed position on a national minimum wage (NMW).

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RESTRUCTURING / REORGANISATION

Solidarity, other unions get Netcare to postpone plans to centralise credit control dept

Business Report writes that trade union Solidarity said on Monday that hospital group Netcare had postponed the planned centralisation of its credit control department in order to allow the parties to consult properly.

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OTHER REPORTS AND ISSUES

SAA admission about Mango puts a new spin on pilots’ scope arbitration

BDLive reports that SA Airways (SAA) chairwoman Dudu Myeni may have blown a hole in a critical arbitration between the SAA Pilots Association, SAA and Mango when she said SAA subsidised Mango.

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WEB LINKS TO LABOUR NEWS ARTICLES ON MONDAY, 13 JUNE 2016

See our listing of links to labour articles published on the internet on Monday, 13 June 2016 at SA Labour News

 

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