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IR Update: 26 March 2017

DISPUTES AND INDUSTRIAL ACTION Social workers and care takers on strike A nationwide strike of around 6,000 social workers and care givers have been continuing for the past ten days, even though there has been an injunction against the strikers.   The workers, who earn a minimum salary of R6,000 a month, are demanding a [...]

IR Update: 19 March 2017

DISPUTES AND INDUSTRIAL ACTIONS MEIBC Administration and Dispute Levy Agreement The financial crises of the Metals and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) deepened with the ruling of the Labour Court that the Minister of Labour may not proceed with the Gazettal and Extension of this Agreement to non-parties on the grounds that the “vote [...]

IR Update: 12 March 2017

DISPUTES AND INDUSTRIAL ACTION Numsa wage dispute in bus passenger sector The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) began the mediation process between the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the Bus Passenger Council.  Numsa is demanding a wage increase of 30% across the board, as well as a living wage of [...]

IR Update: 5 March 2017

DISPUTES AND INDUSTRIAL ACTION Deadlock in passenger rail sector The negotiations between two transport unions and Prasa have deadlocked.  The United National Transport Union (Untu), which is the majority union, reported that it remained with a 20% salary increase demand, whilst the employer was offering 3%.  The other union is Cosatu-affiliate the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ [...]