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13
Mar

TRIBUTE TO OIM FOUNDER

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OIM founder Prof Robert René Tusenius passed away on 21 December 2018 at the age of 95. He was a former director of Stellenbosch University’ Graduate School of Business and Emeritus
Professor of Business Management and Administration.

Here we pay tribute to this prominent academic and pioneer, and the underlying philosophy behind the establishment of OIM and other organisations.

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31
Aug

South Africa has to move beyond talking about labour peace and stability to real action

Featured on: InsuranceGateway.co.za

One of the top agenda items at this year’s Mining Lekgotla which concluded yesterday, was a call to mining stakeholders to promote peace and stability in the sector. This was strongly advocated by both government and industry leaders. At the conference, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan called on all stakeholders in the mining sector to work

30
Aug

SA needs ‘mining Codesa’ – strategist

Featured on: Fin24.com

Johannesburg – One of the top items on the agenda at this year’s Mining Lekgotla, which concluded on Thursday, was a call to mining stakeholders to promote peace and stability in the sector. This was strongly advocated by both government and industry leaders. At the conference, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan called on all stakeholders in

06
Aug

Mining News

Featured on: Mining News

South Africa cannot afford another strike scenario in the mining industry and stakeholders involved inwage disputes must take caution. This is according to Chris Jacobs, director, Operational Improvement Management (OIM). He says that the mining sector has been fraught with conflict, violence and work stoppages over the last year, and stakeholders must take caution to not let wage disputes escalate into strike action. Jacobs says strikes

02
Aug

The future of Labour Relations in SA

02 August 2013: South Africa’s labour relations is at a defining moment in our country’s history. Over the past few years, unprotected strike action has escalated into an uncontrolled, violent and unlawful landscape, led by a mob mentality in the absence of formal and recognised leaders. This is the view of Chris Jacobs, conflict resolution

31
Jul

Labour unrest compounds problems

Featured on: Business Day

STRATEGIES to resolve SA’s mining industry issues will need to include drastic moves towards a settled labour force and a proactive dismantling of the migrant labour system. “The effects of migrant labour are eroding the ability of mines to forge sustainable, skilled and contented communities around their operations,” says Roger Dixon, chairman of consulting engineering

28
Jul

Subkontrakteur se kop op blok

Featured on: Sake24 (Die Burger, Beeld, Volksblad)

Pretoria. – ‘n Klagte van bedrog staar ‘n subkontrakteur by Eskom se beleërde Medupi-bouperseel in die gesig weens foutiewe sweiswerk wat deels gelei het tot ‘n vertraging van maande lank. Volgens Natasha Michael, DA-woordvoerder oor openbare ondernemings, is parlementslede verlede week hieroor ingelig tydens ‘n besoek van die portefeuljekomitee vir openbare ondernemings aan die perseel.

21
Jul

Staak en kry klaar, is base se houding

Featured on: AgriEden & Sake24 (Rapport, online)

Werkgewers sit vinniger voet neer in die huidige loononderhandelinge omdat hulle produksieverliese probeer beperk, want die onrealistiese eise van vakbonde maak stakings so te sê onafwendbaar, berig Antoinette Slabbert, Rapport. Só sê Chris Jacobs, direkteur van die konsultasiefirma OIM International. Die Kamer van Mynwese het onlangs ‘n verhoging van net 4% in die goudsektor aangebied en

13
Jul

Squeeze on brokers

Featured on: The New Age

There’s been swift reaction to the parliamentary portfolio committee on labour’s decision to restrict employment of labour brokers to three months. Umkhonto Labour Holdings managing director Debbie Lieberthal said the government had “successfully destroyed” the countr as this would hamper people getting work. Cosatu spokesperson Patrick Craven said nothing less than a “total ban” would

05
Jul

Collective action needed to tackle labour unrest

Featured on: Mining Weekly

An urgent collective response from all stakeholders is needed to deal with investor confidence that has been negatively affected by labour tensions, particularly in the mining sector. Business improvement consultancy OIM conflict resolution expert Chris Jacobs says that, over the past few years, unprotected strikes have become uncontrolled, violent and unlawful. This has seriously hampered the image

05
Jul

Amcu needs weeks to get a mandate on treaty

Featured on: Business Report & Post

THE Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) would take two to three weeks to get a mandate from its members on signing the peace framework in the mining industry, Amcu treasurer Jimmy Gama said yesterday. The pact, which aims to end violence and illegal strikes and restore investor confidence in the sector, was signed

03
Jul

Labour Relations Amendment Bill

Broadcasted on: SAfm

Discussion about the labour relations amendment bill and the contentious issues that it is currently undergoing. (Int:) Chris Jacobs – Conflict Resolution Expert: OIM Mentions: Mildred Oliphant – Minister: Labour Relations, Democratic Alliance, ANC, Mail & Guardian