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SA Labour News

Mid-morning roundup of labour news on Friday, 24 October 2014

news shutterstockIn our Friday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour
stories that have appeared since mid-
morning on Thursday, 23 October 2014.

Solidarity in court in bid to be consulted over new SAPS employment equity plan

solidariteit thumb medium100 77The Star reports that labour union Solidarity was at the Labour Court in Braamfontein on Thursday locking horns with the SA Police Service (SAPS) over what it termed the police’s “irrational employment equity plans.”  

Public sector unions balk at an inflation-related pay increase

southafricalogoThe Star writes that any hope of a quick and painless settlement to the public sector wage talks is unlikely, with unions warning on Thursday that they will not settle for an inflation-related increase as suggested by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.  

NUM throws spanner into Northam BEE deal

numBusiness Report writes that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has called on Minister of Mineral Resources Ngoako Ramatlhodi through the Empowerment Directorate to vehemently reject Northam Platinum’s proposed black economic empowerment (BEE) programme as it was not consulted as a base stakeholder.  

Tongaat mall businessman wants apology from Lindiwe Sisulu for false claim about funding

lindiwesisuluDurban businessman Jay Singh wants Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu to apologise for the harm and negative publicity that her incorrect statement caused when she said the ill-fated Tongaat mall was partially financed by her department.