news shutterstockIn our Monday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Friday, 22 July 2016.


TOP STORY - SABC SACKING OF JOURNALISTS

‘Cynical’ for SABC not to retain staff after conceding unlawfulness of protest coverage ban

BDLive reports that the Labour Court hearing into the dismissal of four SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) journalists was heard on Friday, with Judge Robert Lagrange saying he would try give judgment on Monday morning.

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Judgment in case of four dismissed SABC journalists expected on Tuesday

News24 reports that judgment in the case of the four SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) journalists who were fired last week will be handed down in the Labour Court Cape Town on Tuesday, trade union Solidarity said on Monday.

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Four axed SABC journalists will be back at work soon, says Solidarity

Saturday Star reports that trade union Solidarity is confident that four of its members dismissed by the SABC will return to work as soon as this week.

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SABC spokesperson denies staff on-air ‘blackout’ on Friday was a protest

Weekend Argus reports that an unspoken protest by SABC TV news staff, who were all dressed in black when they were on camera on Friday, “was not a protest”, according to SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Three more sacked journalists take SABC to court, at eNCA
  • 'SABC staff must stand in solidarity with fired journalists', at EWN
  • Make Hlaudi pay personally, axed SABC staffers' lawyer asks court, at City Press
  • SABC news staff show support for sacked colleagues by donning black, at News24


MINING LABOUR

Billions of rands in unclaimed benefits owed to former miners

Business Report writes that former mineworkers, or their beneficiaries, in South Africa and neighbouring countries were owed as much as R10 billion in unclaimed benefits, Deputy Minister for Mineral Resources Godfrey Oliphant said on Friday.

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COLLECTIVE BARGAINING / INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Post Office to stick to back-pay and salary increase accord

The New Age reports that the SA Post Office (Sapo) has moved to allay fears on the part of workers that it would renege on a recently concluded wage accord.

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Wage agreement with Numsa still eludes vehicle manufacturers

Business Report writes that three sessions of negotiations between SA’s vehicle manufacturers and the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) have failed to achieve agreement on any of the union’s demands.

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INDUSTRIAL ACTION / STRIKES / LOCK-OUTS

Striking Durban bus drivers will meet on Monday, but vow to disrupt elections

Independent on Saturday reports that striking Durban bus drivers said on Friday that if their demands were not met they would disrupt next month's municipal elections, and would not vote.

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Durban bus strike continued on Monday

Daily News reports that Durban Transport commuters had to make other transport arrangements on Monday morning as the bus strike continued into its fifth day.

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Pelindaba reactor might have to be shut down due to Tuesday’s strike at Necsa

Netwerk24 reports that the Pelindaba reactor might have to be shut down this week as a result of the biggest strike ever at the facility.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • More delays at Durban container terminal due to labour and system problems, at Daily News


LABOUR MARKET / EMPLOYMENT

Quarterly jobs survey results on Thursday will be a barometer

BDLive reports that South Africa’s unemployment crisis will be laid bare when data are released this week amid SA’s struggle to revive the economy.

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REMUNERATION / EXECUTIVE PAY

Naspers increases CEO's pay by 5% to R24m

Bloomberg reports that Naspers increased the compensation of its CEO Bob van Dijk by 5% as the company prepared to further boost its international internet business in the face of falling pay TV customers in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Brian Molefe deserves no bonus after decision on IPPS, DA’s Mazzone says, at BDLive
  • DA daag Eskom-base uit: Gee bonusse terug, at Netwerk24


WORKPLACE CONDITIONS / WORKPLACE CODES

‘Good practice guide’ for sex workers produced by SWEAT

ANA writes that a “Good practice guide” for sex workers is a fundamental tool in educating those in the industry about their rights and vulnerabilities and ensuring sex workers are tested and treated for HIV.

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WORKING TIME

SA junior doctors call for new regulations limiting excessive working hours

eNCA reports that overworked South African junior doctors are calling for new regulations on working hours.

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EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS

Graduates in work could be taxed to fund free higher education

TimesLive reports that Universities SA, which represents local universities, has recommended to the Fees Commission of Inquiry that employed graduates should be forced to pay a graduates' tax to help fund free higher education.

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Nod for medical school at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

HeraldLive reports that Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) will soon open SA’s 10th medical school, vice-chancellor Professor Derrick Swartz announced at the weekend.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Onderwysstudente val uit oor gebrek aan geld, at Netwerk24 (limited access)


WEB LINKS TO LABOUR NEWS ARTICLES ON SATURDAY, 23 JULY AND SUNDAY, 24 JULY 2016

See our listing of links to labour articles published on the internet on Saturday, 23 July and Sunday, 24 July 2016 at SA Labour News


WEB LINKS TO LABOUR NEWS ARTICLES ON FRIDAY, 22 JULY 2016

See our listing of links to labour articles published on the internet on Friday, 22 July 2016 at SA Labour News

 

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