Today's Labour News

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of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Tuesday, 2 August 2016.


TOP LABOUR STORY – AXING OF JOURNALISTS

Five more journalists fired at Gupta TV news channel ANN7 on Tuesday

Fin24 reports that Gupta-owned television news station ANN7 fired five more journalists on Tuesday.  They had taken part in protests and other demonstrations in solidarity with eight colleagues who were dismissed in June.

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SABC affidavits on reasons for journalists’ sacking ‘vague’ and ‘unclear’

The Citizen reports that Solidarity confirmed on Sunday that it had received court-ordered affidavits from two SABC managers, Sebolelo Ditlhakanyane and Simon Tebele, explaining why they should not be held personally liable for the costs of four journalists whose sackings were set aside by the Labour Court last month.

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Axed SABC editor Vuyo Mvoko hopeful of his case

The Star reports that axed SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) contributing editor Vuyo Mvoko is confident that he has a strong case against the public broadcaster and that it will have to reinstate him.

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SABC not above the law, says deputy communications minister

News24 reports that deputy minister of communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams told journalists on Wednesday that nobody must be victimised at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Solidariteit wil SAUK-amptenare aanspreeklik hou oor afdankings, at Maroela Media


LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS

IEC confident results will not be delayed after staff flare-up at Gauteng centre

BDLive reports that a flare-up of tension by staff led the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) to ask officials to leave the Gauteng electoral operation centre on Thursday morning.  But it was not expected to delay voting results in the province.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • IEC fires Eastern Cape electoral officer, at IOL News
  • IEC fires two officials at Emaweni voting station near Mthatha, at IOL News
  • IEC staff axed for procedure slip-up, at The Citizen
  • Business as usual for retail workers on local election day, at SABC News


OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY

Infection scare for PMB court staff after prisoner dies of infectious disease

The Witness reports that Pietermaritzburg high court staff were on high alert on Tuesday for signs of illness after a prisoner collapsed in the cells from an allegedly infectious disease on Monday and later died in hospital.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Durban mechanic dies after truck rolled onto him, at News24
  • Polisielid moet geld kry ná kollegas hom aanval, at Netwerk24


MINING LABOUR

Missing millions from Lonmin fund prompts relook at mining community BEE

Bloomberg reports that there are plans to reform how local communities manage and spend mining royalties after a corruption probe found that a $44 million fund bankrolled by Lonmin Plc had been exhausted.

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Other labour posting(s) in this news category

  • Amplats’ financial wellness initiative saves millions for miners, at The New Age


COLLECTIVE BARGAINING / INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Notice of NUM strike at Eskom likely to trigger court action over essential services

M&G reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is prepared to take its fight for the right to strike at power utility Eskom all the way to the Constitutional Court (ConCourt).  The union hinted at this on the back of its plan for about 15,000 members at Eskom to down tools on Monday.

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INDUSTRIAL ACTION / STRIKES / LOCK-OUTS

Fuel strike hits 10% of Gauteng garages

Business Report writes that about 10% of Gauteng fuel stations experienced shortages as a result of the ongoing petroleum sector wage strike, the Fuel Retailers Association (FRA) said on Tuesday.

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Fuel tankers escorted by police due to targeting by strikers

eNCA reports that police are now escorting fuel tankers because they've been targeted by striking workers in the fuel sector.

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Metrobus says fuel now supplied and services won’t be disrupted for rest of week

EWN reports that Johannesburg’s Metrobus has assured commuters that the ongoing petrol strike will not affect its schedules.

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New union NTUC to champion demands of striking Icasa workers

Fin24 reports that workers at the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) are prepared to drag on a five-week long strike for as long as it takes for their demands to be met.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Cosatu fully behind Ceppwawu’s fuel strike, at SABC News
  • Fuel strike: 'The situation is dire', at The Star
  • Putco concerned petrol strike will affect its operations, at EWN
  • Petrolstaking: Waltloo-depot nog gesluit, at Netwerk24


PROTESTS AND MARCHES

CWU marches to Telkom headquarters over wage demands

TMG Digital reports that the Communication Workers Union (CWU) marched to Telkom headquarters on Tuesday to deliver a memorandum of wage demands.

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WEB LINKS TO LABOUR NEWS ARTICLES ON WEDNESDAY, 3 AUGUST 2016

See our listing of links to labour articles published on the internet on Wednesday, 3 August 2016 at SA Labour News


WEB LINKS TO LABOUR NEWS ARTICLES ON TUESDAY, 2 AUGUST 2016

See our listing of links to labour articles published on the internet on Tuesday, 2 August 2016 at SA Labour News

 

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