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IR Update: 25 June 2017

DISPUTES AND INDUSTRIAL ACTION Sibanye dismisses 1,514 workers at Cooke operations Sibanye Gold confirmed that 1,514 workers out of a workforce of about 4,000, had been dismissed at its Cooke operations, near Westonaria, for not returning to work. The workers had embarked on an unlawful and unprotected strike more than a week before following the [...]

IR Update: 18 June 2017

DISPUTES AND INDUSTRIAL ACTION Gauteng taxi strike resolved Following the strike by taxi drivers on Thursday, the Department of Transport confirmed that an agreement has been reached between taxi association Santaco and SA Taxi Finance Holdings.  Santaco and other taxi operators were challenging the country’s biggest minibus vehicle finance scheme to charge them reasonable fees.  According [...]

IR Update: 11 June 2017

DISPUTES AND INDUSTRIAL ACTION Home Affairs work week changes talks collapse The Public Servants Association (PSA), representing 75% of Home Affairs employees, is gearing up for a strike at the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) after deadlock in the dispute to change the work week from 5 to 6 days without any additional compensation.  Following [...]

IR Update: 4 June 2017

DISPUTES AND INDUSTRIAL ACTION Sasol workers dispersed with rubber bullets Last Monday hundreds of protesting Sasol workers were dispersed with rubber bullets and tear gas at the Ekandustria site outside Bronkhorstspruit. The protesters were demanding a transport allowance of R1,500 up from R350.  Workers became violent when they realised the company was continuing with production, despite [...]