Today's Labour News

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news shutterstockIn our Tuesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Monday, 25 July 2016.


TOP STORY - SABC SACKING OF JOURNALISTS

Labour Court finds SABC’s dismissal of four journalists unlawful

BDLive reports that the Labour Court has found that the dismissal of four of the eight journalists recently fired by the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to be unlawful.  The court ordered that the journalists be allowed to return to work.

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Battle won, but war must go on, says Solidarity after SABC reinstatements

News24 reports that the Labour Court’s ruling that four of the axed SABC journalists must be reinstated is the first victory in a larger battle against those in the broadcaster who feel that the Constitution does not apply to them, Solidarity said on Tuesday.

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SABC won’t say if journalists to be allowed back at work in accordance with ruling

BDLive reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) will not say whether the four journalists who won their case in the Labour Court on Tuesday will be allowed to return to work.

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Labour Court to hear cases of another three axed SABC journalists on Thursday

City Press reports that, after finishing a first round of argument on Friday in the Labour Court against the employees it has fired, the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) will have to brace itself for another day in court on Thursday.

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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY

Seven in dock after killing of Hartbeesfontein cop

ANA reports that seven suspects arrested in connection with the murder of a North West policeman were due to appear in the Klerksdorp Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Verkeersman buite huis doodgeskiet, at Netwerk24
  • Video report paints grim picture of sex worker abuse, at eNCA
  • Durban nurse seeks HIV compensation after needle jab, at The Mercury


MINING LABOUR

Amplats boss believes there is little appetite for platinum wage strike

Business Report writes that, as wage talks in the platinum sector, which began earlier this month, enter a critical phase, Chris Griffith, CE of Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), believes there is little appetite for industrial action.

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Mining industry supports efforts around unclaimed benefits, says lung disease group

Fin24 reports that the six mining companies that form the Occupational Lung Disease Working Group said on Monday they fully and actively support the work being done by the national departments of Mineral Resources and Health to ensure that former mineworkers were able to claim all the benefits to which they are entitled.

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INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Lafarge denies Cosatu’s allegations of arrogance and ‘union bashing’

Engineering News reports that construction materials company Lafarge on Monday refuted claims by labour federation Cosatu that the company was arrogant and was engaging in union bashing.

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INDUSTRIAL ACTION / STRIKES / LOCK-OUTS

Ceppwawu serves strike notice on employers in chemical industry

ANA reports that the Chemical Energy Paper Printing Wood and Allied Workers Union (Ceppwawu) has served a 48-hours’ strike notice on employers in the chemical industry, the National Petroleum Employers Association and also the National Bargaining Council for the Chemical Industry.

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PROTESTS AND MARCHES

Kusile residents march for Eskom power plant jobs

The Star reports that about 100 people from the Kusile area protested on Monday morning, demanding jobs at the Kusile Power Station in Mpumalanga.

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REMUNERATION / EXECUTIVE PAY

Telkom hikes CEO Sipho Maseko's pay to R14.5m

Fin24 reports that telecoms network Telkom has given its chief executive officer Sipho Maseko a pay boost amid the company’s strong financial performances under his watch.

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NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE

New report indicates national minimum wage should be R4,500 to R5,500

TimesLive reports that a new report titled "A National Minimum Wage for South Africa", released on Monday at Wits University indicates that a minimum wage of about R5,000 a month could be just what SA needs to boost its economy.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Weight of research demolishes the arguments against a minimum wage, at BDLive
  • Abuse of pension fund-backed personal loans under scrutiny, at BDLive
  • Time to rethink the retirement system? at Moneyweb


RETIREMENT AND OTHER EMPLOYEE BENEFIT FUNDS

Bogus Alexander Forbes reps offer to recover unpaid pension benefits for a fee

ANA reports that the Financial Services Board (FSB) on Friday issued a warning to members of the public to be wary of unscrupulous individuals swindling people for a fee to recover their unpaid pension benefits.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

Pensioner tracing shame, at The New Age


WEB LINKS TO LABOUR NEWS ARTICLES ON MONDAY, 25 JULY 2016

See our listing of links to labour articles published on the internet on Monday, 25 July 2016 at SA Labour News

 

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