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IR Update: 25 February 2018

INDUSTRIAL ACTION Strike regarding uncertainty at Optimum Coal Mine Optimum Coal Mine has assured its striking workers that it will deal with their concerns regarding possible change of ownership and payment of salaries speedily.  Employees commenced strike action on Thursday over concerns that they would not be paid on Friday.  There were also concerns that the [...]

IR Update: 18 February 2018

INDUSTRIAL ACTION Sadtu teachers strike in Eldorado Park Some parents in Eldorado Park stepped-in last Wednesday after the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) withdrew its members from 29 schools in the area.  In some areas learning was totally disrupted as Sadtu boycotted classes, citing safety issues. Sadtu branch member Desmond Luvhengo said they withdrew [...]

IR Update: 11 February 2018

INDUSTRIAL ACTION CCMA requested to intervene in DUT wage strike Durban University of Technology (DUT) has applied to the Commission for Conciliation‚ Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to resolve the month-long impasse with unions over wage increases.  The academic year was due to start last Monday‚ but the breakdown in negotiations over better salary packages saw [...]

IR Update: 4 February 2018

INDUSTRIAL ACTION Agreement reached to end Wits University strike The week-long workers’ strike at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) has been suspended after management and the workers’ unions reached agreement.  The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the National Health Education and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) representing the workers reached agreement that [...]