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IR Update: 24 September 2017

INDUSTRIAL ACTION Petra Diamonds After ending its underground sit-in of 150 members over five days at the Ekapa Mining Joint Venture operations of Petra Diamonds in Kimberley, Northern Cape, the National Union of Mineworker (NUM) has committed to proceed with its strike action at Ekapa.  Over the five days, 33 miners had to be rescued [...]

IR Update: 17 September 2017

INDUSTRIAL ACTION COSATU protest action scheduled for 27 September 2017 NEDLAC considered the Cosatu notice for protest action against state capture and issued a certificate in this regard. The protest action will therefore continue on Wednesday 27 September 2017. Various employer organisations have confirmed that the rule of “no work – no pay” will [...]

IR Update: 10 September 2017

DISPUTES AND INDUSTRIAL ACTION Western Cape female farmworkers On 31 August, more than 200 female farm workers marched to the provincial legislature in Cape Town and then to the Department of Labour.  The protest was organised by the Women on Farms Project (WFP), a non-governmental organisation that promotes the rights of women who work in [...]

IR Update: 3 September 2017

INDUSTRIAL ACTION Johannesburg illegal work stoppage after RSSC arrests City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba warned that discipline action would be taken against employees who have embarked on an illegal work stoppage within the City’s Revenue Shared Services Centre (RSSC). Last week, 13 officials were arrested by the Hawks, working together with [...]