Today's Labour News

newsThis news aggregator site highlights South African labour news from a wide range of internet and print sources. Each posting has a synopsis of the source article, together with a link or reference to the original. Postings cover the range of labour related matters from industrial relations to generalist human resources.

news shutterstockIn our Friday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Thursday, 1 September 2016.


TOP STORY

New union federation almost ready to launch, says Vavi

Greg Nicolson reports that former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi on Thursday said plans to establish a new trade union federation were well under way and unions would be meeting within three weeks to choose a launch date.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Vavi welcomes Fawu into the new federation, at EWN
  • New federation will champion interests of working class: Vavi, at EWN
  • Vavi: New labour federation’s name to be announced soon, at EWN


MINING LABOUR

Policeman arrested in Rustenburg for illegal possession of platinum

ANA reports that a North West police constable has been arrested for alleged possession of platinum worth R250,000 after the Hawks unit raided his house in Rustenburg on Thursday.

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Illegal miners meting out mob justice in Durban Deep at behest of residents

The Star reports that the local residents of Durban Deep have seemingly come to an unusual arrangement that a group of illegal miners in the area take action to remove the criminals in their midst.

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FARMING LABOUR

Greytown farm workers get 45% share in farm business

GroundUp writes that Khulu Ngobese has been working on Westcliffe farm near Greytown for more than 20 years.  In August he became a beneficiary in a workers’ trust that will eventually own 50% of the farming business.

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COLLECTIVE BARGAINING / INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Auto manufacturers confident wage deal with unions is close

Bloomberg reports that the SA units of automakers are confident they are close to striking a wage deal with trade unions, a development that would help prevent strike action that has hampered the industry in the past.

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INDUSTRIAL ACTION / STRIKES / LOCK-OUTS

Cosatu backs Nehawu strike at Parliament if dispute not resolved

IOL News reports that Cosatu has thrown its full weight behind a call from the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) for the suspension and investigation into Parliament’s secretary, Gengezi Mgidlana.

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ConCourt reinstates Unitrans truck drivers fired in 2010 in backpay strike

BDLive reports that the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) has ruled that employees on strike for backpay are entitled to stay on strike until the money has been paid, even where the employer has promised to pay it.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Stakers by Ngwathe-munisipaliteit in Parys eis burgemeester se bedanking, at Netwerk24 (limited access)


DISPUTES

Cape Town firefighters turn up the heat over no pay adjustment after qualifying

News24 reports that a group of firefighters have turned the heat up on the City of Cape Town, saying they are tired of being paid intern rates for facing the same flames as older colleagues.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Workers in Parliament threaten strike action, at News24


DISMISSALS / UNFAIR LABOUR PRACTICES

ConCourt reserves judgment in Metrobus ticket irregularity dismissal case

The Star reports that the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) has reserved judgment in an application for leave to appeal by a Metrobus driver, Sizwe Myathaza, who was suspended in 2007 for alleged ticket irregularities and subsequently fired.

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Limpopo teacher ‘fired for asking for her unpaid salary’

SowetanLive reports that a Limpopo school teacher has lost her job apparently after raising concerns about not being paid for six months.

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EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT / CORRUPTION / DISCIPLINARY ACTION

Disciplinary hearing for knife-wielding Sandton teacher

EWN reports that the Gauteng Education Department says Marlboro Gardens Secondary School in Sandton will hold a disciplinary hearing for a teacher who threatened a pupil with a knife.

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WEB LINKS TO LABOUR NEWS ARTICLES ON THURSDAY, 1 SEPTEMBER 2016

See our listing of links to labour articles published on the internet on Thursday, 1 September 2016 at SA Labour News

 

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