Gupta-owned Oakbay staff want letter retracted

Employees at Gupta-owned Oakbay want a letter representing them retracted, after it was sent out to banks on their behalf pleading for them to reopen the company’s accounts. On Wednesday African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) president Collen Maine was jeered after he tried to reason with Oakbay employees who[…]

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UCT staff get lower increases due to #FeesMustFall

University of Cape Town (UCT) staff have had to renegotiate their salary increases for 2016 following last year’s decision not to increase university fees. The National Health Education and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) said it had been asked to accept an 8% increase for its members at UCT, down from[…]

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Parly workers should have right to protest: Cosatu

Due to concerns over the legal standing of a five-year interdict parliamentary management are hoping to use against protesting staff, it has taken out an additional interdict to bring to a half what has been nearly a week of ongoing protest action. Protests are being led by the National Education,[…]

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UWC staff ‘attacked by students’

The University of the Western Cape says campus staff were attacked by protesting students on Wednesday morning. In a statement, it said its fire and medical officer was attacked while a female security officer was threatened at knifepoint. University spokesperson Luthando Tyhalibongo said five students were arrested in connection with[…]

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Court orders release of Al Jazeera journalists

An Egyptian judge ordered a pair of Al-Jazeera English journalists released on bail Thursday as their retrial on terror-related charges continues. The decision comes less than two weeks after the deportation of the reporters’ Australian colleague, Peter Greste, under a new law allowing Egypt’s president to deport foreign defendants or[…]

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Egypt considers pardons for Al Jazeera staff

Egypt’s president has said the possibility of granting presidential pardons to Al Jazeera journalists jailed since last year is being considered. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said in an interview on Thursday that the fate of three jailed Al Jazeera staff was “under study”. “If we find that this is appropriate for[…]

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R42m in bonuses for SABC staff: report

The SABC has paid around R42 million in bonuses to its staff and middle management, The Sunday Times reported. According to the report, bonuses of R8000 after tax were paid to 3007 workers as part of a wage agreement with unions. The bonuses were reportedly a gesture of gratitude for hard[…]

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