news shutterstockIn our Tuesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Monday, 6 June 2016.


OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY

Free State farmworker killed after falling from truck

The New Age reports that a Free State farmworker died and seven others sustained moderate to minor injuries after falling from a truck on Monday morning.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Three nabbed in connection with killing of Cape Town cop, at News24
  • Three held for gruesome container murders at Kempton Park construction site, at The Citizen
  • Krugersdorp case in murders of estate agent and two insurance brokers postponed, at News24
  • ‘More questions than answers’ in murder of Cape Town tow truck driver, at News24


MINING LABOUR

Union tension boils over at Northam Platinum mine

BDLive reports that the weekend killing of a senior member of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in the town of Northam triggered a wave of violence that prompted Northam Platinum to shut its mine.

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Northam Platinum mine remains closed after deadly violence

Reuters reports that members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will not return to work at Northam Platinum's Zondereinde mine until their safety is assured after a spate of murders, a spokesman for the union said on Tuesday.

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Hawks prioritising investigation into Northam Platinum mine murders

News24 reports that the Hawks are investigating the murders of two rival union members employed at Northam Platinum, the platinum producer said on Tuesday.

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Lily Mine managers agree with employees on new pay date

EWN reports that, after a meeting with mineworkers on Monday, managers at Vantage Goldfields’ Lily Mine in Barberton gave an assurance that salaries would be paid between Wednesday and Friday.

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Other labour posting(s) in this news category

  • Silikose: Mynhuise wéér hof toe, at Netwerk24
  • Impala suffers loss of income as a result of fatal rock fall, at SABC News
  • DMR, Keaton at odds over status of Vaalkrantz retrenchment process, at Mining Weekly


COLLECTIVE BARGAINING / INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Telkom, union deal sees performance-based pay, layoffs paused, outsourcing limited

Business Report writes that fixed-line operator Telkom says it has inked a new two-year deal with unions that will allow it to introduce widespread performance-based remuneration for both individuals and teams.

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LABOUR AND POLITICS

Vavi lashes out at ANC and alliance partners, labelling them as thieves

TimesLive reports that former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has lashed out at leaders of the ruling ANC and its alliance partners‚ labour federation Cosatu and the SA Communist party (SACP).

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Non-politically aligned trade union is the solution, says Vavi

SABC News reports that former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says a non-politically aligned trade union could be a solution to adequately deal with workers' issues.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Minister stel goeie voorbeeld met ondersoek, sê Cosatu, at Netwerk24


THE ECONOMY / NDP

Cosatu welcomes S&P rating decision, but warns austerity would be death spiral

Business Report writes that Cosatu has welcomed the decision by rating agency Standard and Poor to uphold South Africa’s credit rating, but the labour federation believes further austerity measures will send the country on a death spiral.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Cosatu, government headed for showdown over privatisation of SOEs, at SABC News


EMPLOYMENT EQUITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

Cape Town city council fails on employment equity

Cape Times reports that the DA-run Cape Town municipality is struggling with employment equity as white men continue to dominate mid-level to senior positions.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Women still trail men in municipal management positions, at TimesLive


WORKING CONDITIONS / LEGAL COMPLIANCE

ANC MP mum on domestic worker’s claims that labour laws were flouted

eNCA reports that Parliament’s Labour Portfolio Committee chairperson, Lumka Yengeni, has yet to respond to weekend reports that she breached several labour laws.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • DA to refer 'Madam from hell' Lumka Yengeni to Parliament’s Ethics Committee, at TimesLive
  • ANC trek laer om Lumka Yengeni, at Netwerk24


EDUCATION / SKILLS / TRAINING / QUALIFICATIONS

World's first Apple Training Centre for the blind opens in Western Cape

EWN reports that the world's first Apple Training Centre for the blind has opened its doors in the Western Cape.

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WEB LINKS TO LABOUR NEWS ARTICLES ON MONDAY, 6 JUNE 2016

See our listing of links to labour articles published on the internet on Monday, 6 June 2016 at SA Labour News

 

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