news shutterstockIn our Friday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Thursday, 21 July 2016.


TOP STORY – SABC CENSORSHIP SACKINGS

SABC denies Labour Court’s jurisdiction in journalists’ dismissals case

BDLive reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has argued that the Labour Court does not have jurisdiction to deal with the application against it lodged by fired journalists.

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Vuyo Mvoko to also fight SABC in court

News24 reports that one of the so-called SABC 8, Vuyo Mvoko, will be approaching the High Court to put him back on the air after the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) terminated its contract with him.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Axed SABC journalists say they have no regrets, at EWN
  • SABC censorship runs deeper than protest ban, says fired journalist, at BDLive
  • Fight against SABC censorship is not over, at Daily News
  • Journalism professors ask for urgent Parliamentary hearing on SABC, at BDLive


OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY

Hartbeesfontein police officer killed on Thursday on duty

eNCA reports that an on-duty North West police officer stationed at the Hartbeesfontein police station was killed on Thursday while responding to a business burglary alarm at a local bank in the town.

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Duo reportedly arrested for Cape Town paramedics attack

EWN reports that there has been an apparent breakthrough in the investigation into an attack on two paramedics at the Happy Valley informal settlement in Cape Town.

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M1 bridge collapse was a 'disaster waiting to happen', expert tells labour inquiry

TimesLive reports that an expert witness has detailed how the temporary bridge over the M1 in Sandton that collapsed in October last year was riddled with deviations, discrepancies and failed a scaffolding design compliance test.

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Dust-up as detectives lock out tardy builders at Bethelsdorp police station

HeraldLive reports that a delayed multimillion-rand upgrade of the Bethelsdorp police station has caused detectives to book off sick due to “unworkable” conditions.

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MINING LABOUR

Government still hopes to have benefits laws streamlined by March 2017

BDLive reports that legislation providing for the merger of statutes that provide benefits for occupational diseases may be in force by the end of the 2016-17 financial year.

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Cops, zama zamas in shoot-out in Benoni on Thursday

News24 reports that members of the police’s National Intervention Unit (NIU) and a group of suspected zama zamas (illegal miners) got involved in a skirmish on Thursday evening resulting in one fatality and a number of injuries.

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INDUSTRIAL ACTION / STRIKES / LOCK-OUTS

Lafarge fires 150 employees for engaging in illegal strike

Business Report writes that cement and building materials producer Lafarge SA has dismissed about 150 employees after they embarked on an illegal strike and ignored two written ultimatums to return to work.

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LABOUR AND POLITICS

Trollip farm feud reignited with former workers renewing claims of mistreatment

HeraldLive reports that on Thursday in Port Elizabeth, the ANC paraded eight former Bedford farmworkers who claimed they were mistreated by Nelson Mandela Bay Democratic Alliance (DA) mayoral candidate Athol Trollip and his family.

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EXECUTIVE PAY

Koseff’s "big bucks" will be in firing line at Investec AGM

Financial Mail reports that at Investec’s AGM on 4 August 2016, CEO Stephen Koseff’s "big bucks" will come under fierce scrutiny.

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EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS

ANC wants to meet with UKZN medical school over concerns with student quotas

Daily News reports that the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal wants to meet with the University of KZN’s Medical School over its quota policy, which excludes hundreds of Indian students each year.

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WEB LINKS TO LABOUR NEWS ARTICLES ON THURSDAY, 21 JULY 2016

See our listing of links to labour articles published on the internet on Thursday, 21 July 2016 at SA Labour News

 

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