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IR Update: 28 February 2016

DISPUTES, INDUSTRIAL ACTION & DEMONSTRATIONS Cosatu and provident fund reform Cosatu has backed down on its national strike planned for 2 March 2016 in protest against changes to the law relating to provident fund withdrawals. This comes after the government decided to delay parts of the retirement reform law by two years, to reopen [...]

IR Update: 21 February 2016

DISPUTES, INDUSTRIAL ACTION & DEMONSTRATIONS Lafarge and NUM The strike at cement and building materials producer Lafarge SA entered its second week despite the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) having accepted the company’s offer of an 8% wage increase. The company said on Wednesday that an agreement had not yet been reached on other [...]

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IR Update: 14 February 2016

DISPUTES, INDUSTRIAL ACTION & DEMONSTRATIONS Lafarge and NUM Cement and concrete manufacturer Lafarge SA confirmed that about 800 of its employees were due to embark on a protected strike on Thursday evening. Following extensive negotiations, the company and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) have not been able to reach an agreement over several [...]

IR Update: 7 February 2016

DISPUTES, INDUSTRIAL ACTION & DEMONSTRATIONS NUM and Afrisam in Northern Cape The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) picketed outside Afrisam’s mine near Ulco in the Northern Cape on Thursday, accusing the company of racism. This came after five white employees allegedly called their black colleagues baboons, and other derogatory names. Angry union members demanded [...]

IR Update: 31 January 2016

DISPUTES, INDUSTRIAL ACTION & DEMONSTRATIONS Nehawu and Parliament The National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) rejected a press statement by Parliament implying that the union had withdrawn a CCMA case relating to bonus payments. The union said this was “a malicious and deliberate distortion of facts to undermine the union and mislead [...]

IR Update: 24 January 2016

DISPUTES, INDUSTRIAL ACTION AND DEMONSTRATIONS Provident fund reforms Labour federation Cosatu as well as Numsa this week called on its members and workers in general to join in their separate efforts to “crush” new retirement fund amendments.  Cosatu advised that it was finalising a ‘Section 77’ Nedlac application which will allow it to go on a [...]