Today's Labour News

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news shutterstockIn our Thursday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Wednesday, 6 July 2016.


TOP STORY – PLATINUM WAGE TALKS

Amcu demands R12,500 basic minimum salary in platinum sector

BDLive reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has again tabled a demand for a monthly R12,500 basic minimum salary in forthcoming talks in the platinum mining sector.

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MINING LABOUR

AfroCan accused of defrauding Lily Mine

Mineweb reports that trade union Solidarity has laid some rather serious accusations against Canadian gold mining company AfroCan Resources Gold and its CEO Brian Barrett, claiming he is a fraud.

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Sibanye in R6m Free State education boost

Mining Weekly reports that, as part of its Social and Labour Plan, precious metals mining company Sibanye Gold has handed over a state-of-the-art, multipurpose hall to the Free State Department of Education.

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COLLECTIVE BARGAINING / INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Amid steel sector crisis warnings, Numsa battles to get retail motor bosses to make wage offer

Business Report writes that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) this week issued a statement saying that, despite three rounds of wage talks with the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), it had again left with empty hands.

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Severe rate of job losses reflects declining metals and engineering sector

Engineering News writes that second-quarter employment data recently released by Statistics SA reflected a total loss of 15,553 jobs since the beginning of 2015.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Above-inflation pay hike demands could aggravate inflation-growth dilemma, at BDLive


PROTESTS AND MARCHES

Sacked Post Office workers plan protest in effort to get jobs back

Sowetan reports that 228 workers who were dismissed by the SA Post Office Group (Sapo) are planning to embark on a protest action to demand their reinstatement.

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SABC CRISIS

SABC given Friday ultimatum over suspended employees

EWN reports that organisations lobbying against the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) have given the public broadcaster until Friday to respond to their request for the immediate reinstatement of a group of employees.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Things heat up outside the SABC between SACP and Motsoeneng supporters, at BDLive
  • SACP wants Motsoeneng gone in seven days, at IOL News
  • ANC can't control Minister Muthambi, claims Vavi, at News24
  • ‘Any attack on SABC’s Motsoeneng is an attack on SA artists', at EWN


UNION STRUCTURES / UNION ORGANISATIONAL REPORTS

Uber rides into storm with move by drivers to join union

BDLive reports that app-based taxi service Uber has questioned the decision by some partner drivers to affiliate themselves with the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu).

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OUTSOURCING / TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT

UCT demonstrates its commitment to ending outsourcing

EWN reports that the University of Cape Town (UCT) says that its commitment to end outsourcing at the institution was never just a symbolic gesture.  The university has now permanently employed 972 former contact workers following months of negotiations with unions.

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REMUNERATION / EXECUTIVE PAY

SA's millionaire municipal managers rake in the cash

News24 reports that the amounts that some of South Africa's millionaire municipal managers earned in the 2014/15 financial year have been revealed in a parliamentary reply.

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Acting municipal manager of Emfuleni wants his wages cut

TimesLive reports that the acting municipal manager of Emfuleni, Yunus Chamda, has applied to the council to have the salary for his post cut.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Eskom se hoof kry meer as R9 miljoen, at Netwerk24 (limited access)
  • South African Universities whose students get the highest starting salaries, at mybroadband


EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT / DISCIPLINE / CORRUPTION

Police union calls for PE’s top cop to be suspended

HeraldLive reports that the South African Policing Union (SAPU) has called for Port Elizabeth’s top police officer, who is accused in a domestic violence case, to be suspended.

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COMMUTING

Cosatu urges government to increase public transport subsidies

ANA reports that the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Wednesday urged government to increase public transport subsidies and help lessen the effect of fuel price increases on the poor.

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WEB LINKS TO LABOUR NEWS ARTICLES ON WEDNESDAY, 6 JULY 2016

See our listing of links to labour articles published on the internet on Wednesday, 6 July 2016 at SA Labour News

 

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