news shutterstockIn our Friday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Thursday, 4 August 2016.


TOP STORY – PETROLEUM WAGE STRIKE

Negotiations to resume on Friday as petrol strike continues

SABC News reports that employers in the petroleum sector have finally agreed to resume negotiations with the striking Chemical Energy Paper Printing Wood and Allied Workers’ Union (Ceppwawu).

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Take fight over wages in fuel sector to CCMA, says Fedusa

The Citizen reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) has urgently called on the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to intervene in the petrol workers’ wage strike.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Fedusa urges role players in petrol strike to end dispute, at EWN
  • Fuel stations in Pretoria operating at a loss, with worries of job losses, at SABC News


OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY

With attacks on paramedics at ‘crisis level’, someone’s going to get killed

TimesLive reports that attacks on paramedics in metros such as Cape Town and Johannesburg are under the spotlight again.

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Employee who killed HR manager to avoid disciplinary hearing loses life sentence appeal

TimesLive reports that a man who murdered his company's human resources manager in an attempt to evade a disciplinary hearing has failed in his attempt to have a life sentence reduced.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Westville domestic worker’s home invasion hell, at Daily News


MINING LABOUR

Globally more women in managerial, tech mining positions, but SA has long way to go

Mining Weekly reports that traditionally, women in the mining sector have occupied positions in support services such as administration and commercial and human resources.  However, more women globally are occupying technical positions – in mine engineering, mechanical engineering and metallurgy – says International Women in Mining (IWiM) director Barbara Dischinger.

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Other labour posting(s) in this news category

  • Corruption claims add tension to BBMI, Lonmin relationship, at Business Report


INDUSTRIAL ACTION / STRIKES / LOCK-OUTS

Sacwu members at Aspen Pharmacare on strike across Eastern Cape

GroundUp reports that workers in the Eastern Cape at Aspen Pharmacare, the country’s largest generic pharmaceutical manufacturer, have been on a protected strike since last week.  Their main demand is a 10% increase, while Aspen is offering 7%.

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SABC LEGAL DISPUTES

Suspended SABC editor Vuyo Mvoko awaits court ruling on Friday

Cape Times reports that suspended SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) contributing editor Vuyo Mvoko could know by Friday whether the SABC will reinstate him.

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Solidarity determined to have SABC executives pay journalists' legal bill

EWN reports that trade union Solidarity says it will continue with its application to have two SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) news executives pay for legal bills incurred by four journalists in their battle to be reinstated at the broadcaster.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Official hit with legal costs says he did it for the SABC, at M&G (limited access)
  • Two SABC news execs say they're not liable for journos’ legal bills, at EWN


LABOUR AND POLITICS

Jesus is back and walking the streets of Nelson Mandela Bay, says Vavi

TMG Digital reports that, commenting on the local election results, former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said that Jesus has returned and was "spotted" in Nelson Mandela Bay metro on Thursday night.

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Training lined up for new local government councillors

News24 reports that SA’s new local government councillors will hit the ground running with intensive training and support measures in place for them.

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THE ECONOMY / LABOUR MARKET

Seifsa warns of possible further job losses in metals and engineering sector

Engineering News reports that the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) says it is “extremely concerned” about persistently lower confidence and production levels, which could lead to possible further job losses in the metals and engineering sector.

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RESTRUCTURING / MERGERS

AB InBev aims to bolster its culture post-merger by clearing out SABMiller execs

BDLive reports that Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) on Thursday announced details of the 17-person top management team that will run the post-merger entity and it emerged that it will be clearing out all the top SABMiller executives.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Telkom's Mabuza co-chair of merged brewer, at TimesLive


WEB LINKS TO LABOUR NEWS ARTICLES ON THURSDAY, 4 AUGUST 2016

See our listing of links to labour articles published on the internet on Thursday, 4 August 2016 at SA Labour News

 

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