IR Update: 29 October 2017

INDUSTRIAL ACTION Limusa and Toyota The Liberated Metalworkers Union of SA’s (Limusa’s) strike at Toyota Tsusho Africa in Durban, entered its fourth day last Monday.  The Cosatu affiliate, which was established in November 2014 following the expulsion of Numsa from the federation, said that the protected industrial action was as a result of the company’s [...]

IR Update: 22 October 2017

INDUSTRIAL ACTION Sadtu threatens national teacher strike The SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) has given the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) seven days to respond to certain demands or face a full national strike.  The demands range from pay disparity issues to working conditions.  On Tuesday‚ about [...]

IR Update: 15 October 2017

INDUSTRIAL ACTION Bemawu threatens strike at SABC The Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers’ Union (Bemawu) is threatening to strike at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to raise its concerns about the state of the public broadcaster particularly after allegations by the so-called SABC8 that Presidency spokesperson Bongani Nqulunga had a secret meeting with [...]

IR Update: 8 October 2017

INDUSTRIAL ACTION Shiva Uranium Mine on strike Employees at the Gupta-owned Shiva Uranium Mine at Hartebeestfontein in North West are on strike over alleged unfair labour practices and racism.  This comes after management informed employees that the mine was being closed down.  Employees torched an Oakbay bus after employees were suspended for refusing to work overtime.  On [...]

IR Update: 1 October 2017

INDUSTRIAL ACTION Petra Diamonds Petra Diamonds reached an agreement with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on salaries at the company’s Finsch and Koffiefontein operations, ending a strike at the two mines.  Employees returned to normal duties on 29 September.  Petra added that no agreement had been reached at a third mine, the Kimberley Ekapa Mining [...]