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.

picBusinessLive reports that Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba and the board of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) were due to hold a crunch meeting on Tuesday to deal with reports that the government was planning to raid the fund manager to bail out struggling companies under its control.  

numEWN reports that several hundred members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) at Petra Diamonds’ Finsch Mine in the Northern Cape were expected to go on a planned strike on Tuesday morning.  

cloverThe New Age reports that Clover was due on Tuesday to be faced with an “illegal” national strike, with about 2,100 members of General Industries Workers’ Union of SA (Giwusa) intending to down tools in demand for an 11.5 % wage increase and a monthly housing subsidy of R1,500.  

postoffice thumb100 EWN reports that the SA Post Office (Sapo) says it has contingency plans in place to deal with a strike by the Communications Workers Union (CWU).  

newsCity Press reports that Khulubuse Zuma faces sequestration and the exposure of all his financial affairs after he stopped paying his debts to the liquidators of the ruined Pamodzi gold mines.  

numsaBusiness Report writes that Mpact, which was previously known as Mondi Packaging SA, said on Friday that it was not involved with wage negotiations with the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa).  

assmangMining Weekly reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Solidarity have secured a three-year wage agreement with iron-ore and manganese miner Assmang at its operations in the Northern Cape.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92BusinessLive reports that teachers’ unions have slated a proposal by the Democratic Alliance (DA) for a limit to be placed on the right to strike in the education sector.  

fedusa thumb medium80 85ANA reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) on Monday called for urgent action to stop criminality on trains, including the reintroduction of the railway police.  

GEMSTimesLive reports that the Government Employee Medical Scheme (GEMS) and a private public relations firm, Martina Nicholson Associations (MNA), have been accused of using lay people to give incorrect medical advice to patients who think it is a doctor offering free online help.  

protestBusinessLive reports that in an unprecedented move, business organisations have thrown their weight behind Cosatu’s national protest on Wednesday against corruption and state capture.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 22 September to Monday, 25 September 2017.

satawu thumb medium90 101SABC News reports that thousands of commuters in the Hammanskraal area, north of Pretoria, will be stranded again on Tuesday as the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) continues with its bus strike.  

strike thumb medium85 85TimesLive reports that schools‚ municipalities and mines are expected to be disrupted on Wednesday as members of labour federation Cosatu march against state capture and corruption.  

Golden ArrowEWN reports that the City of Cape Town has called on police to urgently find and arrest those responsible for the death of a Golden Arrow bus driver.  The man was shot and killed while behind the wheel in Nyanga on Saturday.  

anglogoldashantiCity Press reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and AngloGold Ashanti have reached an agreement in terms of which all workers at Kopanang mine will be paid their retrenchment packages before the company finalises the sale of the mine.  

cosatuEWN reports that according to labour federation Cosatu all its union affiliates are standing firmly behind the planned national strike on Wednesday against state capture.  

amcu thumb medium80 81News 24 reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) said on Saturday that one of its members at the Lonmin mine in Wonderkop, North West, had been shot and killed in front of his six-year-old daughter.  

numsaANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) will not support labour federation Cosatu’s call for a socio-economic strike on Wednesday, 27 September 2017.  

gunNews24 reports that a police officer was shot and killed while following a vehicle with suspicious occupants in Soweto West on Sunday.  

amcu thumb medium80 81ANA reports that Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) president Joseph Mathunjwa said on Thursday at a wide-ranging press briefing at the National Press Club in Pretoria that the police have not shown zeal in investigating the continuous targeting and killing of leaders of Amcu.  

sahrc thumb medium90 90BusinessLive reports that the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) confirmed on Thursday that Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation lodged a complaint of racism against Rajesh Gupta with the Gauteng office this week.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92GroundUp reports that on Thursday‚ Tony Ehrenreich‚ Western Cape Provincial Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu)‚ laid charges against Metrorail at Cape Town Central Police Station.  

implatsEWN reports that mining company Impala Platinum says it’s exploring all channels in a bid prevent job cuts at its Rustenburg operations.  

gautengThe Star reports that some women employees claim they have been forced to sleep with a senior manager in a sex-for-jobs scandal that has rocked Soweto’s Bheki Mlangeni District Hospital, which opened in 2014.  

fedusa thumb medium80 85Business Report writes that a week after the Public Investment Corporation’s (PIC’s) chief executive Dr Dan Matjila survived attempts to have him removed from his position, the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) on Thursday said it was seriously considering ditching the fund manager as an investment vehicle for its 230,000-strong state employees members.  

CCMABusinessLive reports that the labour ministry says it’s concerned about hostility between staff and management at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).  

numSowetanLive reports that striking miners in the Northern Cape have finally been allowed to receive water and medication after spending several days underground in a wage protest.  

Busa2Fin24 reports that Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) said on Wednesday that to help weed out graft, SA company directors must he held criminally responsible for corrupt practices taking place under their watch.  

neasaNational Employers Association of SA (Neasa) CEO Gerhard Papenfus argues that protecting the current centralised collective bargaining dispensation in the metals industry will ensure its complete downfall.