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Stop divisive talk, Vavi tells SACP

vavi1Cape Times writes that Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has lambasted the SA Communist Party (SACP) for continuing to sow divisions in the labour federation, saying that the party, once the vanguard of the workers, was quickly alienating itself from its primary constituency.  

Popcru seeks info on alleged abuse at Bishop Lavis police training college

popcruThe Star reports that Police and Prison Civil Rights Union (Popcru) top brass will be in Cape Town on Thursday to get first-hand information about the state of affairs at the police Bishop Lavis Training College.  

Mid-morning roundup of labour news on Thursday, 18 December 2014

news shutterstockIn our Thursday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour
stories that have appeared since mid-
morning on Wednesday, 17 December 2014.

Labour Court overturns deputy commissioner Pillay's suspension from SARS

sarsMail & Guardian reports that Labour Court Judge Annelie Basson has ordered the SA Revenue Services (SARS) to reinstate suspended deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay with immediate effect, ruling that the suspension was unlawful and in breach of his employee contract.  

Tim Harris denies Cosatu’s claim that he’s a jobs-for-pals cadre

daCape Argus writes that when it was announced last week that former DA finance spokesman and MP Tim Harris would take over from Nils Flaatten in April as the new chief executive of Wesgro – the province’s destination, marketing, investment and trade promotion agency – Cosatu’s provincial secretary, Tony Ehrenreich, accused the DA of finding “jobs for pals”.