news shutterstockIn our Tuesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Monday, 4 July 2016.


TOP STORY – SUSPENSIONS OF SABC JOURNALISTS

Seventh SABC reporter, struggle stalwart’s son, charged for breaking rules

TMG Digital reports that Lukhanyo Calata became the seventh SA broadcasting Corporation (SABC) journalist to be charged by the public broadcaster for contravening its rules in a space of less than two weeks.

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Solidarity to take suspension of SABC journalists to ConCourt

News24 reports that trade union Solidarity wants to challenge the constitutionality of the suspension of three SABC journalists at the Constitutional Court (ConCourt).

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Media union Mwasa says SABC is like Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s spaza shop

TMG Digital reports that the Media Workers Association of SA (Mwasa) says SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng is a law unto himself at the public broadcaster.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • 'Hlaudi lied to us about reviewing suspensions’, at IOL News
  • SAUK: Solidariteit soek direkte toegang tot konstitusionele hof, at Netwerk24 (limited access)
  • SAUK bedreiging vir vry, regverdige verkiesing: Vavi, at Netwerk24 (limited access)
  • Legal battles loom for SABC, at eNCA
  • Seven former SABC execs write to Zuma to say SABC betraying its principles, at News24


MINING LABOUR

BMF’s Jimmy Manyi in frame as DMR prepares to unveil new director-general

David McKay writes that speculation has resurfaced that former labour department director-general (DG), Jimmy Manyi, is due to be unveiled as DG for the mineral resources department (DMR).

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Uncertainty surrounds Lily mine investment status, AfroCan denies allegations

Mining Weekly writes that Canadian gold producer and investment company AfroCan Resources Gold has missed the 30 June deadline to pay Vantage Goldfields an agreed $2.5-million as part of an $11-million investment in the Lily gold mine.

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Other labour posting(s) in this news category

  • Lonmin evaluates safety procedures after miner's death, at EWN
  • Zama Zamas hide out in old farmhouses, at City Press
  • Take a Chance: Welcome to the golden underground world of Zama-Zamas, at Daily Maverick


COLLECTIVE BARGAINING / INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Transport union Untu issues warning about possible Gautrain wage strike

ANA reports that the United National Transport Union (Untu) has warned that a possible strike over wage hikes could disrupt Gautrain’s services to passengers.

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NUM rejects Eskom's revised 7% wage offer

Reuters reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has rejected an increased wage offer by power utility Eskom, a union official said on Tuesday.

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LABOUR MARKET / JOB LOSSES

Surprise as state jobs buck long-term trend by shrinking in first quarter

BDLive writes that Statistics SA’s quarterly employment statistics survey (QES) released on Monday showed a surprise drop in permanent employees in provincial and local government in the first quarter of 2016.

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Mining industry sees employment decline for sixth consecutive quarter

The Citizen reports that the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) released on Monday showed that in the first quarter of 2016 the number of employees in mining declined by 4,000 employees.

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Fedusa distressed by latest employment statistics

ANA reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) on Monday said it was distressed by news that the economy lost 15,000 jobs in the formal sector in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the last three months of 2015.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • 15 000 retrenched in first quarter as jobs crisis grows, at Daily News
  • Drought played a huge role in shrinking employment numbers, says Stats SA, at EWN
  • Jay Naidoo believes agri sector key in job creation drive, at EWN
  • Cosatu: Save jobs by negotiating wages with restraint, at TimesLive
  • Cosatu's call to 'balance pay with job security' applauded by SA Reward Assoc, at SABC News


EXECUTIVE PAY

Investec CEO’s pay hiked to R84m in year to March

Bloomberg reports that Investec increased the compensation of CEO Stephen Koseff by 9.9% after earnings and dividends at the SA/UK bank and money manager increased.

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COMMUTING / E-TOLLS

Taxi fares for KZN commuters up from 1 July

Daily News reports that fares for taxi commuters in KwaZulu-Natal increased by at least R1 from Friday, according to the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco).

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WEB LINKS TO LABOUR NEWS ARTICLES ON MONDAY, 4 JULY 2016

See our listing of links to labour articles published on the internet on Monday, 4 July 2016 at SA Labour News

 

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