Today's Labour News

newsThis news aggregator site highlights South African labour news from a wide range of internet and print sources. Each posting has a synopsis of the source article, together with a link or reference to the original. Postings cover the range of labour related matters from industrial relations to generalist human resources.

sapu thumb medium80 79ANA reports that the SA Policing Union (Sapu) on Friday announced the temporary suspension of the 10111 call centre strike that was expected to have continued at the weekend.  

anglogoldashantiSABC News writes that gold producer AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) is going ahead with the retrenchment of 8,500 miners in three mines in the Free State and Gauteng.  

newsSowetanLive reports that former apartheid hit squad leader Eugene de Kock has reportedly been forced out of a retirement centre in Pretoria after 50 black workers complained about the veil of secrecy surrounding his presence at the facility.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92EWN reports that armed guards could soon be deployed to protect Metrorail train drivers in Cape Town.  This is apparently contained in a turnaround strategy presented to unions this week by Passenger Railway Agency of SA (Prasa) acting group CEO Lindikhaya Zide.  

bathabiledlaminiCape Times reports that the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) wants Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini's powers over the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) to be curtailed.  

cosatuThe amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism writes that evidence suggests an influential Gupta associate and a future Eskom acting CEO colluded in a deal that fleeced trade union federation Cosatu of millions.  

newseNCA reports that the body of a third suspected fisherman has been found off Seaview, Port Elizabeth, as devastated family members seek answers from management.  

gautengeNCA reports that the Gauteng government has warned rival taxi groups that five ranks and routes closed due to violence will only be reopened once they resolve their dispute.  

africanbankANA reports that African Bank announced on Thursday that it has decided to discontinue its Section 189A (i.e. retrenchment) consultation process because of the response it had received to its offer of voluntary severance and retirement packages.  

strike thumb medium85 85ANA reports that members of the SA Policing Union (Sapu) have vowed to intensify their strike at the SA Police Service (SAPS) 10111 emergency call centres.  The wage strike entered its second day on Thursday.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 20 July 2017.

numsaEngineering News reports that, responding to the National Union of Metalworkers of SA’s (Numsa’s) alleged intention to take industrial action to “shut down” the metal and engineering sector, the SA Engineers’ and Founders’ Association (Saefa) feels that the union has no desire to avoid strike action.  

gautengThe New Age reports that the office of Gauteng economic development MEC Lebogang Maile has urged employees of Gauteng Enterprise Propeller (GEP) not to resort to strike action as his office was open to engagements regarding their allegations about widespread maladministration and corruption in the entity.  

comDavid McKay reports that the Chamber of Mines of SA is contemplating the launch of a second interdict application against the government in as many months following a notice in the Government Gazette on Wednesday which critics say would cripple the industry.  

daBusiness Report writes that the Democratic Alliance (DA) will be laying criminal charges against Eskom’s Chief Financial Officer, Anoj Singh.  

nhlsDaily News reports that the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) on Tuesday moved to assure the nation that it was working on contingency plans to ensure that pathology services were provided despite a looming wage strike.  

uberANA reports that Police Minister Fikile Mbalula and Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi have appealed for calm in the dispute between metered taxis and Uber.  

eskomANA reports that, in noting the release of the Eskom's integrated results on Wednesday, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) commented that the state-owned power utility was galloping into financial distress.  

sabcEWN reports that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s fight against the public broadcaster is expected to continue next month.  

sapu thumb medium80 79EWN reports that the South African Policing Union (Sapu) says it will be meeting with the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) on Thursday morning in an effort to find common ground and end the strike by 10111 call centre workers.  

pnp thumb100 BusinessLive writes that Pick n Pay’s remuneration committee may have set the scene for a tougher approach to executive rewards in the besieged retail sector with its decision not to pay short-term bonuses for the year to end-February 2017.  

southafricalogoTimesLive reports that a public works employee, Jayshree Pardesi, will on Thursday get the chance to defend herself against accusations that she unfairly and incorrectly awarded contracts to a company to do upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead.  

sapsTimesLive reports that flying squad and crime prevention unit police officers were yesterday reportedly pulled off from the streets and ordered to replace scores of striking SA Police Service (SAPS) 10111 emergency call centre employees.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 19 July 2017.

sabcBusinessLive reports that suspended SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) acting CE James Aguma has resigned with immediate effect‚ his lawyer indicated on Wednesday.  

sapueNCA reports that the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) has distanced itself from Wednesday's protest by emergency call centre workers.  

numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Tuesday said it was “deeply worried” about intimidation, harassment, suspensions and assaults of its members by the mine management at the PMG mine in the Northern Cape.  

sapsEWN reports that national police management says the 10111 emergency number is working fine despite a nationwide strike by call centre operators.  

daANA reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) has written to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to request urgent intervention from his department to avert the looming strike by pathologists at the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS).  

graphdown thumb medium90 80BusinessLive reports that consumer inflation has continued to ease, suggesting that the Reserve Bank could cut interest rates later this year.  The consumer price index (CPI) rose 5.1% in June, slowing by 0.3 percentage points from 5.4% in May.