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IR Update: 26 February 2017

DISPUTES & INDUSTRIAL ACTION Human Rights Commission Barely two months in office, the newly appointed human rights commissioners are at odds with Parliament over a proposal that full-time commissioners be based in their provinces, as opposed to the headquarters in Johannesburg. The commission argues that this is to “increase efficiency and visibility”. However, Parliament’s [...]

IR Update: 19 February 2017

DISPUTES AND INDUSTRIAL ACTION Internal Amcu confrontation at Implats Implats has commenced an investigation after a physical confrontation between Amcu shaft stewards and members at Implats’ 20 Shaft. The confrontation, which was contained swiftly by mine security, was caused by some union members reportedly being dismayed with the process/message delivered by the shaft stewards. [...]

IR Update: 12 February 2017

DISPUTES AND INDUSTRIAL ACTION Denosa and SA Nursing Council The Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA (Denosa) says it has on multiple occasions tried to meet with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) to deal with issues surrounding the process of nurses obtaining their practicing licenses.  Because its calls to meet with the council have fallen [...]

IR Update: 5 February 2017

DISPUTES AND INDUSTRIAL ACTION End of centralised collective bargaining in coal industry The Chamber of Mines had a centralized bargaining structure for some of the coal producers - our own assessment is that less than half of coal industry employers were involved with large producers such as Sasol and South32 not part of the [...]