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SA Labour News

Midday roundup of labour news on Friday, 28 August 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, 27 August 2015.

With 290 000 jobs at risk, will government pull steel sector out of the fire?

newsFinancial Mail writes that SA’s big steel producers are in deep trouble and events are overtaking their ability to save a key but rapidly disintegrating sector.  

Joburg City dismisses firefighters’ claims of poor working conditions

ems joburgThe Star reports that the City of Johannesburg has dismissed claims by disgruntled firefighters of substandard working conditions and also that its emergency services are in dire need of vital equipment and related resources.  

National minimum wage: A delicate balance

earningsFinancial Mail writes that Nedlac has kept a tight lid on talks over the proposed national minimum wage (NMW), but cracks are beginning to show as leading researchers (never mind the political actors) bump heads over the right way to approach the problem.  

National Transport Movement (NTM) guns for Prasa and unlucky Montana

newsSowetan reports that the National Transport Movement (NTM) has opened criminal cases against the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) and its former CEO Lucky Montana.