news shutterstockIn our Tuesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Monday, 20 June 2016.


OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY

Hawks nab five alleged cop killers in Eastern Cape

TMG Digital reports that a swift response by police and the Hawks in Cala‚ Eastern Cape‚ has resulted in the arrest of five men accused of killing an officer.

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'Cop killers' mustn’t be able legally to get bail, says Popcru

News24 reports that the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) said on Tuesday that Parliament must urgently pass a law that disqualifies people charged with killing police officers from getting bail.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Nineteen Autopax buses torched in Pretoria, no drivers injured, at News24
  • Tshwane police officers injured by protesters, at eNCA
  • Polisieman getref op N6 ongelukstoneel en sterf, at Netwerk24 (paywall)


MINING LABOUR

Cops beef up task team investigating Northam mine killers

TimesLive reports that police have beefed up a task team investigating a series of murders in the Limpopo town of Northam, which are suspected to be linked to rivalry between two mining unions.

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Amplats gets demand for 20% wage increase from NUM

Bloomberg reports that with wage talks at South Africa’s major platinum producers set to start, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is demanding a 20% increase in pay from Anglo American Platinum (Amplats).

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Man in dock on Monday over killing of Orkney mine security guard

ANA reports that a 35-year-old man who allegedly shot two security guards in Orkney near Klerksdorp was expected to appear in court on Monday, North West police advised.

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Other labour posting(s) in this news category

  • Probe after worker killed at Harmony mine, at News24


INDUSTRIAL ACTION / STRIKES / LOCK-OUTS

Cosatu to strike on Wednesday for better Cape Town transport

BDLive reports that more than 200,000 members of labour federation Cosatu in the Western Cape are due to go on a strike on Wednesday to demand improved rail and bus services in Cape Town.

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Numsa members at LSG Sky Chefs SA on strike

The Star reports that about 300 employees from LSG Sky Chefs SA blocked Jones Road in Jet Park, Boksburg, on Monday while striking under the banner of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa).

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THE ECONOMY / JOBS / NINE POINT PLAN

Organised labour, government meet on Tuesday to ‘reignite growth, save jobs’

Business Report writes that organised labour will meet with the government on Tuesday to discuss economic and socio-economic matters.

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Miracle if anything achieved at Zuma’s talk shop with labour, says Terry Bell

Terry Bell writes that it will be something of a miracle if any serious conclusion is reached at the high level meeting on Tuesday between President Jacob Zuma and leaders of the labour caucus at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac).

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Presidency reports on progress with Nine Point Plan, at Fin24


RECRUITMENT / STAFFING

Nelson Mandela Bay seeks to fill 115 metro police posts

HeraldLive reports that the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is on the hunt to fill more than 100 metro police posts, most of which are currently filled by traffic and safety and security officers in an acting capacity.

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EXECUTIVE PAY

SABMiller chief set for £55m payout upon completion of AB InBev merger

Financial Times reports that SABMiller CEO Alan Clark took a £1.2m cut in total pay last year, but will be in line to receive a payout of £55m once the brewing group is taken over by larger rival Anheuser-Busch InBev.

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RESTRUCTURING / RETRENCHMENTS / JOB REDUCTIONS

No retrenchments at Post Office, but early retirement is on table

BDLive reports that SA Post Office (Sapo) CE Mark Barnes on Monday said no retrenchments were being contemplated, but that the entity was putting together a package for voluntary early retirement.

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General Motors SA initiates discussions on reduction of workforce

BDLive reports that General Motors SA (GMSA) has begun discussions with its workforce to reduce employment at its Struandale vehicle assembly plant in Port Elizabeth.

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EMPLOYEE GRIEVANCES / DISMISSALS / UNFAIR LABOUR PRACTICES

Popcru lodges grievance after top Western Cape cops demoted

Cape Argus reports that the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) has lodged a grievance with national police management after the demotion of two seasoned Western Cape crime fighters.

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT

NWU could be liable for failing to address sexual harassment allegations

News24 reports that North West University (NWU) could be taken to court for its apparent failure to address allegations that a senior staff member sexually harassed 14 women.

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COMMUTING / E-TOLLS

Tshwane protests disrupt Metrorail train services

eNCA reports that violent protests in Tshwane have disrupted train services between Cordelfos and Kalafong, Metrorail said on Tuesday.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Mense reis minder per trein en bus, at Netwerk24 (paywall)


WEB LINKS TO LABOUR NEWS ARTICLES ON MONDAY, 20 JUNE 2016

See our listing of links to labour articles published on the internet on Monday, 20 June 2016 at SA Labour News

 

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