Today's Labour News

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news shutterstockIn our Thursday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Wednesday, 14 September 2016.


OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY

Cape Town paramedics to get community policing forum escorts

Cape Times reports that community policing forums (CPF) will escort Cape Town emergency personnel into crime hot spots after 70 attacks on them over the past year.

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Wall crushes demolisher’s legs in Newlands, Johannesburg

ANA reports that a man was serious injured after a wall he was demolishing with a sledgehammer fell on his legs on Wednesday in Newlands, Johannesburg.

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MINING LABOUR

Unpaid mineworkers staging sit-in at Diro HQ in Centurion evicted

The Citizen reports that while more than 250 employees of a manganese mine in the Northern Cape have not been paid their salaries for the past five months, the mine’s owner is earning millions.

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Illegal diamond miners invade residential suburb in Kimberley

Diamond Fields Advertiser reports that Kimberley’s new diamond rush took another dramatic turn on Tuesday with more illegal miners moving into the Cassandra residential area in their search for stones.

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Cosatu accuses Mosebenzi Zwane of not being committed to rescuing illegal miners

TMG Digital reports that trade union federation Cosatu took aim at Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane on Wednesday, accusing him of "nationalistic attitudes" towards mine workers trapped in a Langlaagte shaft.

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SA slammed by Zimbabwean Community in SA over handling of Langlaagte tragedy

ANA reports that the chairperson of the Zimbabwean Community in South Africa, Ngqabutho Mabhena, criticised the SA government for calling off the rescue operation at a disused Langlaagte shaft, saying it was arrogant.

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Other labour posting(s) in this news category

  • Empowerment of women in mining crucial to transforming society broadly: Teke, at Mining Weekly
  • Workers leak details of potentially lethal conditions at Guptas' Tegeta coal mine, at M&G (limited access)
  • Lonmin creates space for small businesses in Rustenburg, at SABC News
  • Mining companies are running SA, mining communities claim, at News24
  • Co-operation improves in helping mining communities, at BDLive


MARIKANA DEATHS / FARLAM INQUIRY REPORT

Madikizela-Mandela to lead campaign to support Marikana widows and orphans

SABC News reports that struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela says she plans to lead a campaign to assist the widows and orphans who lost family members during the 2012 Marikana killings.

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INDUSTRIAL ACTION / STRIKES / LOCK-OUTS

Nelson Mandela Bay rubbish strike mayhem

HeraldLive reports that the municipal refuse workers’ strike in Nelson Mandela Bay intensified on Wednesday as angry staff toppled over dustbins and damaged public infrastructure in Port Elizabeth’s CBD.

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TAC, Section27 call on Zuma to intervene in Free State hospital strike

News24 reports that the Treatment Action Campaign and Section27 have called on President Jacob Zuma to intervene in Free State where a hospital strike over overtime pay at one hospital has led to overcrowding at various surrounding hospitals.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Table Mountain Cableway strike talks reach deadlock, at EWN
  • Robertson Winery workers give Friday deadline for a living wage, at eNCA


STAFFING / RECRUITMENT

Denosa worried about mass resignation of nurses in KZN

JacarandaFM reports that the Democratic Nursing Association of SA (Denosa) has suggested the Department of Health knows why there's been an exodus of nurses in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).

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Skills shortage affects implementation of programmes, says KZN premier

ANA reports that KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) premier Willies Mchunu said on Wednesday that government’s programmes to improve the lives of the province’s poor were not faulty, but the issue was the implementation.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Oos-Kaap kry 180 ekstra verpleegposte vir NGV, at Netwerk24 (limited access)


EMPLOYMENT EQUITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

UN committee tells SA government to give feedback on affirmative action

Netwerk24 writes that it was reported by Dr Dirk Hermann, chief executive of trade union Solidarity, on Wednesday that the South African government will have to give feedback to the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) about the impact of affirmative action in South Africa.

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REMUNERATION / SALARY ADMINISTRATION / DEDUCTIONS

Landmark garnishee ruling: What it means for credit providers, consumers

BizNews reports that according to Odette Geldenhuys of law firm Webber Wentzel, the Constitutional Court’s judgment to change the management of emoluments attachment orders (EAOs), also known as garnishee orders, is a “100% win” for indebted people in SA.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • ConCourt ruling to end widespread abuse of attachment orders, at SowetanLive


EMPLOYEE BENEFIT FUNDS

Doctor in Compensation Fund fraud case pleads not guilty

ANA reports that a doctor who is alleged to have defrauded the Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund of almost R400,000, pleaded not guilty in the Pretoria Magistrate’s court on Wednesday. 

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WEB LINKS TO LABOUR NEWS ARTICLES ON WEDNESDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER 2016

See our listing of links to labour articles published on the internet on Wednesday, 14 September 2016 at SA Labour News

 

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