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.

news shutterstockIn our Tuesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Monday, 26 September 2016.

sabcBDLive reports that Prof Mbulaheni Maguvhe, SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chairman, has announced that Hlaudi Motsoeneng can apply for his old job of chief operating officer when it is advertised.  

protestTMG Digital reports that labour federation Cosatu on Tuesday vowed to bring Gauteng to a standstill when they march on International Decent Work Day on 7 October.  

PretoriaUniversityNetwerk24 reports that the continuing unrest on campus forced the University of Pretoria (UP) on Monday to immediately close for the Spring recess, which has been extended by a week.  Plans to use the recess for lectures and exams have been shelved.  

headgearBusiness Report writes that men working in the male-dominated mining and construction sectors continue to use abusive and discriminatory language against their female colleagues, research released on Monday showed.  

cosatuIOL News reports that Cosatu Gauteng has called on students and lecturers to join its mass action campaign for working class issues and free education.  

implatsBloomberg reports that members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) at Impala Platinum’s refinery commenced a strike on Tuesday after talks over pay and benefits broke down.  

RobertsonWineryBush Radio reports that the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) supports the ongoing strike by workers at Robertson Winery in demand of a decent wage to improve their livelihoods.  

evrazBusiness Report writes that financially distressed steel maker Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium has asked the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) to grant it a gas licence for one of its facilities in Mpumalanga.  

ambulanceThe Witness reports that following the vicious attack on three ER24 paramedics in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday, ambulance services have expressed outrage at the increased attacks on crew members.  

parliamentBDLive reports that the parliamentary communications committee will meet the SABC board in the next fortnight on the Supreme Court of Appeal’s dismissal of a bid to appeal a judgment that the appointment of chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng was invalid.  

UbankBusiness Report writes that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Monday blamed the chief executive of UBank for sabotaging the institution’s future and called for the establishment of a workers’ bank.  

telkom thumb100 Cape Talk reports that, following a conversation with a listener in Pinelands, who found a letter in his post box purporting to be from Telkom informing him of fibre rollout in his area, Jacqui O’Sullivan, Telkom SA Communications head, talks about how to avoid falling victim to scams.  

sabcBDLive reports that the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union’ (Bemawu) wants Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s bank account frozen by the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).  

witsuniversityEWN reports that the University of the Witwatersrand has confirmed the death of one of its workers who died following the inhalation of fumes from an extinguisher.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 26 September 2016

newsIn our Monday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Friday, 23 September 2016.

sabcBDLive reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC’s) former chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, who was reportedly paid an R11.4m bonus last week, will likely face yet more court action.  

ramaphosa2Reuters reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) wants Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed President Jacob Zuma as ANC leader.  

employment thumb100 BDLive reports that the Treasury has proposed a two-year extension of the employment tax incentive (ETI) and a five-year extension of the learnership tax incentive.  Both of which, it says, have yielded positive results.  

numEWN reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has called on the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) to intensify the fight against illegal mining in the country.  

protestTimesLive reports that university academics will take to the streets to support students in their quest for free education.  

angloamerican fullReuters reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Monday that the union was sticking to its 20% wage increase demand at Anglo American Platinum (Amplats).  

sabceNCA reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has dismissed as rumours reports that Hlaudi Motsoeneng has received millions in bonuses and a new appointment.  

pnp thumb100 City Press reports that the introduction of six self-service checkout counters at a Pick n Pay branch in Observatory, Cape Town, has raised fears of a future nationwide roll-out of the kiosks and thousands of cashiers potentially becoming redundant.  

nactulogoFin24 reports that, although expelled from Cosatu, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) will still have an input to forums such as Nedlac where labour is represented by three trade union federations.  

parliamentCity Press reports that fathers are moving closer to getting 10 days’ paid leave to bond with their newborn babies or adopted children.  This will be a marked improvement on the three days of family responsibility leave they are currently allowed.  

acsaBusiness Report writes that the Airports Company SA (Acsa) says it plans to create 50,000 jobs in the next nine years as part of a new corporate strategy to grow the airport management company.  

samalogo thumb medium85 87TimesLive reports that thousands of doctors will from this week wear armbands to indicate how long a shift they have worked.  This, the South African Medical Association (SAMA) says, will put the spotlight on the dangers of making doctors work excessively long hours.  

ambulanceNews24 reports that a Pietermaritzburg paramedic was stabbed and assaulted while trying to assist the injured at a motor vehicle accident scene on Saturday night.