IR Update: 30 April 2017

DISPUTES AND INDUSTRIAL ACTION SAA’s cabin crew strike Industrial action by SA Airways (SAA) cabin crew was ended after the SAA obtained a Labour Court Interdict last Wednesday. The SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) said it may seek to review the ruling and renew its pursuit of an increased international travel allowance.  SAA indicated that [...]

IR Update: 23 April 2017

DISPUTES AND INDUSTRIAL ACTION Cosatu wants Absa to pay back apartheid bailout  A few hundred Cosatu members marched to Absa’s head office in Johannesburg on Thursday calling for the bank to repay the bailout money paid to Bankorp by the Reserve Bank during apartheid.  Between 1985 and 1993, the apartheid government provided Bankorp with a [...]

IR Update: 16 April 2017

DISPUTES AND INDUSTRIAL ACTION Kusile power station protest Last Monday a protest by 600 employees at Eskom's Kusile power station in eMalahleni entered its sixth day, with employees demanding better working conditions and skills development. Police reported 25 arrests to date after protestors have been intimidating other employees and also blockaded the transport ferrying Kusile [...]

IR Update: 7 April 2017

MODERNISATION AND LABOUR INNOVATION BHP Billiton targets female employment BHP Billiton is taking diversity lessons from banks and law enforcement to achieve a gender-balanced workforce by 2025 and to promote women into top executive roles.  The miner has held talks with companies, including Australia & New Zealand Banking Group, on policies to boost female recruitment [...]

IR Update: 2 April 2017

MODERNISATION AND INNOVATION Coleus links production schedules to sales volumes Coleus, part of AB InBev, successfully obtained union support for changes in labour utilisation to link production schedules to sales volumes. This would create a flexible production footprint in which shift arrangements can be flexed between continuous operations and 3 x 8 five day [...]