IR Update: 31 July 2016

DISPUTES, INDUSTRIAL ACTION & DEMONSTRATIONS Petroleum producer strike In contrast to claims by the Chemical Energy Paper Printing Wood and Allied Workers’ Union (Ceppwawu), the South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) has assured motorists that fuel pumps won’t run dry due to a strike among workers in the petroleum producing sector. The [...]

IR Update: 24 July 2016

WAGE NEGOTIATIONS Water Boards agreement The SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) has concluded salary negotiations with Amatole Water in the Eastern Cape, Bloem Water in the Free State and water supply specialists, Water Solutions Southern Africa (WSSA). All three provide critical supply water and sanitation services to municipalities, industries and mines around the country. [...]

IR Update: 17 July 2016

DISPUTES, INDUSTRIAL ACTION & DEMONSTRATIONS Joburg Metrobus strike Johannesburg Metrobus drivers embarked on unprotected strike action regarding the decision to outsource bus inspectors. Untu’s and Gautrain The United National Transport Union’s (Untu’s) request that the CCMA should issue a ‘strike certificate’ in respect of its wage dispute with the Bombela Operating Company (BOC) which [...]

IR Update: 10 July 2016

DISPUTES, INDUSTRIAL ACTION & DEMONSTRATIONS Post Office and CWU The SA Post Office (Sapo) and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) have agreed on a number of outstanding including that back payments from 2014 would be paid in August as well as an increase of 6.5% on salaries. In addition 900 casual employees would be [...]

IR Update: 3 July 2016

DISPUTES, INDUSTRIAL ACTION & DEMONSTRATIONS SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Journalists picketed in solidarity with SABC journalists suspended for standing up against a censorship policy that has been likened to apartheid-era tendencies. International pressure from global media groupings are also mounting against the SABC. Special Assignment executive producer Busisiwe Ntuli, SAfm current affairs executive producer Krivani [...]

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