Cosatu calls on fuel refinery workers to intensify strike
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) called on the National Petroleum Employers Association (NPEA) to heed to fuel refinery workers’ demands or face a secondary strike by its other affiliates. Cosatu said it supported its affiliate, the Chemical‚ Energy‚ Paper‚ Printing‚ Wood and Allied Workers Union (Ceppwawu), strike for a living wage in the petroleum sector.
Fired SABC journalists Suna Venter and Ivor Price hug each other during their case against the corporation at the Labour Court on July 21, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images / Beeld / Felix Dlangamandla)
SAUK v. Solidariteit: Afdanking van joernaliste onwettig - Solidariteit Wêreld
Die arbeidshof in Johannesburg het vandag bevind dat die SAUK se afdanking van die vier joernaliste onwettig is. Daarby moet die SAUK die joernaliste onmiddellik weer in hul poste aanstel. Die hof het voorts ʼn interdik teen enige verdere dissiplinêre aksie teen Foeta Krige, Suna Venter, Krivani Pillay en Jacques ... Lees meer
SABC journalists’ court case postponed
An urgent application to have the dismissal of four senior South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) journalists set aside was postponed in the Labour Court in Johannesburg to allow the SABC to file answering affidavits. Judge Robert Le Grange was visibly not impressed with the SABC’s legal representative, advocate Bantubonke Tokota.
New minimum wage rates for domestic workers
The minimum wage for the domestic worker sector has been adjusted upwards with effect from December 1‚ the Department of Labour announced on Monday. The new wages will be applicable until November 30 2017.Domestic workers who work in “Area A” which includes major metropolitan municipalities and cities‚ and work more than 27 hours a week will have an hourly rate of R12.
Cosatu welcomes Wits #FeesMustFall march
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Friday welcomed a #FeesMustFall protest march to its headquarters in Johannesburg by University of Witwatersrand (Wits) students. The march followed Wits students engaging in running battles with the police throughout the week. Police had to used stun grenades, tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse students after they tried to take their protest to Braamfontein.
SABC 4 must be reinstated, Labour Court rules
Four of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) journalists that were axed by the broadcaster must be reinstated, the Labour Court in Johannesburg ruled on Tuesday. "The respondent's dismissals of the second to fifth applicants is unlawful," Judge Andre van Niekerk said. Van Niekerk was handing down a judgment by Judge Robert Lagrange, who presided over the matter. He said the four were entitled to return to work and that the SABC was interdicted from proceeding with the…
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Labour Court no place to hear SABC case, court hears
The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) was the correct platform to hear the case of the dismissed South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) journalists, and not the Labour Court, the public broadcaster argued on Friday. "The mechanism provided by the LRA (Labour Relationships Act) requires that once dismissed, an employee should refer the matter to the CCCMA for conciliation and thereafter arbitration before approaching the honourable court," advocate Themba…
Unions prepare to face-off with SABC in Labour Court
Solidarity and the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media, and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) are set to square off with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) in the Labour Court over the dismissal of its members. On Monday, four Solidarity Members – Krivani Pillay‚ Jacques Steenkamp‚ Foeta Krige and Suna Venter – were handed letters of dismissal. A day later, Bemawu members Busisiwe Ntuli and Lukhanyo Calata were informed they were being dismissed with immediate effect.