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, 4 April 2016.


MINING LABOUR

Lily Mine designing plan to recover bodies and restart operations

SowetanLive writes that two months after three miners were swallowed up by a sinkhole at Lily Mine in Mpumalanga‚ the mining house is trying to design a plan to not only recover their bodies‚ but also restart operations.

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Police public order unit deployed after attack on Implats’ Marula mine in Limpopo

SowetanLive reports that members of the public order policing unit were deployed to Burgersfort in Limpopo after community members attacked Impala Platinum’s Marula mine on Sunday evening.

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Sibanye digs in as Amcu opts for protected wage strike

Mining Weekly reports that gold producer Sibanye Gold confirmed on Monday that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) had served notice that it would begin a pay strike on Wednesday.

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Amcu says Sibanye Gold strike will underscore its majority claims

EWN reports that according to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), its planned strike at Sibanye Gold commencing on Wednesday will prove that it is the majority union at the gold producer.

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Striking workers arrested at Glencore’s Wonderfontein coal mine

Fin24 reports that fifty seven striking workers were arrested during a violent strike over wages at a coal mine owned by Glencore, the company and police said on Tuesday.

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Solidarity calls for action against Khulubuse Zuma after Panama Papers disclosure

ANA reports that reports that trade union Solidarity on Monday called on liquidators of the failed mining company Aurora to investigate Khulubuse Zuma after his name was mentioned in the so-called Panama Papers.

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Panama Papers cast spotlight on missing Fidentia money

BDLive reports that the whereabouts of cash that the Financial Services Board (FSB) had flagged as having been transferred to offshore bank accounts during the fraud perpetrated by the Fidentia group of companies is close to being identified.

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Other labour posting(s) in this news category

  • Sibanye says Amcu’s decision to strike is ‘unfortunate’, at BDLive
  • Zululand Anthracite Colliery to resume operations on Monday, at SABC News


INDUSTRIAL ACTION / STRIKES / LOCK-OUTS

Pikitup strike in Joburg will intensify, Samwu warns

The Citizen reports that Pikitup employees who have been on strike for five weeks, are prepared to sacrifice their salaries for months by remaining on strike, the SA Municipal Workers’ Union’s (Samwu’s) Paul Tlhabang said on Monday.

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Pikitup truck stoned by strikers in Joburg CBD on Monday

ANA reports that striking workers at Johannesburg waste management company Pikitup on Monday afternoon stoned a municipal truck that was collecting refuse in the city.

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Botselo Mills in Delareyville axes over 200 strikers

Sowetan reports that over 200 workers from a maize milling company in Delareyville, North West, are now jobless after a three-week strike for better pay.

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Shoprite distribution centre in Centurion hit by strike

ANA reports that outsourced Shoprite workers organised under the #OutsourcingMustFall (OMF) movement on Tuesday went on strike at the retail giant’s largest distribution centre in Gauteng on Olivenhoutbosch Avenue in Centurion.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Pikitup-stakers loop deur onder die rubberkoeëls, at Netwerk24
  • NICD warns of health risks as rubbish mounts amidst Pikitup strike, at SABC News


THE ECONOMY / PRICES

Expect higher wage demands as result of petrol price hike, says Uasa

TMG Digital reports that the United Association of SA (Uasa) says that employers can expect workers to “demand higher wages to enable them to cover their expenses and take care of their families” as a result of Wednesday’s 7.5% petrol price hike. 

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Reserve Bank says SA faces prolonged breach of inflation target

Bloomberg News reports that according to the SA Reserve Bank (SARB), South Africa faces the prospect of a prolonged breach of the 3% to 6% consumer inflation target, even as growth is slowing.

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RESTRUCTURING / RETRENCHMENTS / COMPANY JOB LOSSES

Latest steel sector causality could be ArcelorMittal’s Vanderbijlpark plant

Business Report writes that trade union Solidarity believes if urgent steps are not taken to save SA’s struggling steel industry, more jobs could be lost.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • IDC takes Highveld to court over loan, at BDLive


EDUCATION / SKILLS / TRAINING / QUALIFICATIONS

Rhodes University study shows that black graduates battle to get work

TimesLive writes that no matter what you studied or how well you did in your course, if you are black you have less chance of finding a job after graduating from Rhodes University.

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WEB LINKS TO LABOUR NEWS ARTICLES ON MONDAY, 4 APRIL 2016

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

 

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