news shutterstockIn our Wednesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Tuesday, 13 September 2016.


MINING LABOUR

57 miners at Thusi Coal Mine staging sit-in have resurfaced

SABC News reports that the 57 miners who staged a sit-in underground at the Thusi Coal Mine in Ermelo, Mpumalanga, over salaries have resurfaced.  Apparently they were not paid salaries for three months.

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Zama zamas find miners’ bodies at Langlaagte shaft

TMG Digital/Sowetan reports that the bodies of two illegal miners were located underground at the disused Langlaagte mine in Johannesburg by a team of their fellow illegal miners.

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Other labour posting(s) in this news category

  • Desperation and death beneath SA’s City of Gold, at Mineweb
  • Platinum miner says mechanisation, modernisation is only way forward, at Mining Weekly


COLLECTIVE BARGAINING / INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Numsa drops demands for one-year retail motor deal and mega council

Business Report writes that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has dropped two demands that were major stumbling blocks to a new wage agreement with the retail motor industry.

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INDUSTRIAL ACTION / STRIKES / LOCK-OUTS

Table Mountain Cableway warns of possible wage strike disruption

Traveller24 reports that annual salary negotiations may disrupt services to one of Cape Town's most visited attractions, the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC) has warned.

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PROTESTS AND MARCHES

Cape Town EMS staff to march against crime on Wednesday

News24 reports that emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in Cape Town were due to march on Wednesday against targeted attacks on them while they are on duty.

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Angry Samwu refuse collectors besiege Nelson Mandela Bay city hall

RNews reports that a SA Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu)-led picket laid siege to the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro City Hall on Tuesday as the waste management workers demanded back-pay for overtime and bonuses.

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RECRUITMENT / STAFFING

MEC seeks answers about the reasons for KZN nursing exodus

ANA reports that KwaZulu-Natal’s provincial hospital and clinic managers have been told to interview staff members who resign in a bid to learn why there has been an “exodus” of nurses.

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KZN conman selling school jobs for R7,000

Daily News reports that a man posing as a KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Education official has been fraudulently luring teachers and administration workers to pay as much as R7,000 for bogus employment.

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YOUTH EMPLOYMENT

New business, government partnership to boost youth jobs to be announced soon

TimesLive reports that a new business and government partnership to help young people get a job for a year will be announced within the next few weeks.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • I will slash unemployment, or resign, says Joburg mayor Mashaba, at News24


REMUNERATION / SALARY ADMINISTRATION

With 760 guards unpaid, another court orders Prasa to pay security companies

News24 the Passenger Rail Agency of SA’s (Prasa’s) troubles mounted on Tuesday after the Western Cape High Court ordered it to pay the R7.3m it owes two companies for security services by the end of business on Tuesday.

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EDUCATION / SKILLS / TRAINING

Low, deteriorating marks for SA’s maths and English teachers

BDLive reports that a new report has found that teachers in SA are getting worse and continue to fare poorly in proficiency in the key subjects of English and maths.

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'No benefits' to annual evaluations of skills of pupils, says Sadtu Western Cape

Cape Argus reports that the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union in the Western Cape has called for a boycott of the provincial education department’s annual language and maths skills tests for pupils, saying children were being over-tested.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Unizulu launches probes into allegation of sex for better grades, at The Citizen
  • Sadtu questions private publisher’s influence on Western Cape education policy, at EWN


COMMUTING

New launch date of April for Nelson Mandela Bay bus system

HeraldLive reports that the roll-out of Nelson Mandela Bay’s long-awaited bus system has hit another snag, with the municipality now targeting April as its new launch date to finally have the buses on the road.

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OTHER REPORTS AND ISSUES

Cosatu warns of border management bill’s threats to 10,000 jobs

BDLive reports that trade union federation Cosatu on Tuesday objected to the threats posed to about 10,000 public service jobs by the Border Management Authority Bill.

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WEB LINKS TO LABOUR NEWS ARTICLES ON TUESDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER 2016

See our listing of links to labour articles published on the internet on Tuesday, 13 September 2016 at SA Labour News

 

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