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Web links to labour articles posted on Friday, 27 March 2015

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the World Wide Web on Friday, 27 March 2015.

Mid-morning roundup of labour news on Friday, 27 March 2015

news shutterstockIn our Friday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
mid-morning on Thursday, 26 March 2015.

Court extends paid maternity leave to men who become dads through surrogacy

labourcourtsTimes Live reports that in a ground-breaking judgment yesterday, the Labour Court in Durban said it was discriminatory to refuse paid maternity leave to a gay man who became a parent through surrogacy.  

Assmang Black Rock workers stage protest against layoffs

protestKathu Gazette reports that several hundred mine workers at Assmang Black Rock made a robust call on 17 March 2015 to their management to reverse the decision to retrench close to 371 workers with effect from April 2015.  

Gold mines’ claim of better living for miners a sign of panic, says NUM

houseSowetan reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has rejected claims by AngloGold Ashanti (AGA), Gold Fields, Harmony Gold and Sibanye Gold that they have turned around the lives of their workers by offering them better accommodation and says that the R1.5-billion that the gold producers have spent on accommodation on the mines is a smokescreen.