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 afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Thursday, 15 November 2018.

strike thumb medium85 85News24 reports that workers at the embattled West Rand District Municipality say they will not budge until all their demands have been met.  

numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Wednesday said its members would be marching on Saturday to the Union Buildings in Pretoria.  

r2kNews24 reports that two advocacy groups have indicated their concern with "what seems to be an endemic culture of sexual harassment" within the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).  

petrolpumpEngineering News reports that the Automobile Association (AA) announced on Thursday that, based on current data, motorists could expect ‘massive drops’ in the prices of petrol and diesel for December.  

DisChemBusiness Report writes that operations at Dis-Chem Pharmacies are likely to be disrupted by a strike on Friday due to a wage impasse between management and the National Union of Public Service & Allied Workers (Nupsaw).  

handshake thumb medium90 90ANA reports that gold and platinum producer Sibanye-Stillwater has concluded a three-year gold wage agreement with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Solidarity and Uasa.  

standardbankBusinessLive writes that the future of more than 500 employees hangs in the balance as Standard Bank looks to revamp its IT division.  

pfaBusinessLive reports that poor governance within funds and administrators was the reason behind most complaints to the pension funds adjudicator in the past year.  

sabcBusinessLive reports that MPs have told the top brass of the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) that it was unfair of them to retrench ordinary workers while the public broadcaster was spending millions of rands on parties and bonuses.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90BusinessLive reports that local communities have complained to the Competition Tribunal about a veil of secrecy around the proposed merger of Lonmin and Sibanye-Stillwater.  

angloamericanMining Weekly reports that Kumba Iron Ore safety and sustainable development executive head Philip Fourie says that the mining industry’s efforts to achieve zero harm are achievable.  

graduate thumb100 Belinda Bozzoli and Andricus van der Westhuizen write that the ANC is pushing through an amendment to the National Qualifications Framework Act that will have severe effects on job creation, the smooth running of business and the government, and access to educational opportunities.  

nedlacBL Premium reports that the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) has been rocked by scandal yet again, with two executives allegedly implicated in financial irregularities.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Wednesday, 14 November 2018.

amcu thumb medium80 81BusinessLive reports that Lonmin’s share price fell 8.85% to R7 on Wednesday morning on fears its largest union will block its proposed acquisition by Sibanye-Stillwater.  

gavel thumb100 TimesLive reports that the man accused of killing car guard Vusi Mgiqwa has admitted to assaulting him and walking away as he thought "the matter was resolved".  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92The Star reports that the safety of teachers at schools has once again been brought to the fore after the emergence of a video of a pupil attacking a teacher, hurling a brick at him and kicking him.  

protestEWN reports that employees of the West Rand District Municipality gathered at the Mary Fitzgerald Square in Johannesburg on Wednesday, calling on the office of the Gauteng premier to deal with their grievances.  

SARSBusiness Report writes that the SA Payroll Association (Sapa) has laid down a marker for the SA Revenue Services (Sars) over what is called an ongoing account errors affecting some of the country's biggest companies.  

cosatuSowetan reports that Cosatu has accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of dragging his feet on signing the long-awaited national minimum wage bill into law.  

sabcBusiness Report writes that the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers’ Union (Bemawu) on Wednesday slammed as "disrespectful and insensitive" suggestions by the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) that workers were "up in arms" over no longer getting free biscuits.  

earningsNews24 reports that the trial of Spanish dentist Mario-César Deus Yela, who is accused of murdering his twin children at a Hout Bay holiday complex in April 2017, failed to get out of the blocks on Monday after Spanish interpreters expressed an unwillingness to work for a "pittance".  

employment thumb100 The Citizen writes that despite the national furore over the land debate, most South Africans of voting age prioritise jobs and security over land ownership issues as their most urgent concerns.  

cosatuBusinessLive reports that trade union federation Cosatu has argued that the contentious Competition Amendment Bill will actually attract investment, contrary to what some opposition parties and local businesses have suggested.  

sabcFin24 reports that SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board chair Bongumusa Makhathini told Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) that all the state broadcaster needed was a R3bn government guarantee to avoid looming collapse in March.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92ANA reports that train services in the Naledi corridor in Soweto were disrupted on Wednesday morning after overhead catenary wires were stolen.  

kznlogo thumb100 Daily News reports that children's’ rights groups have called for the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Health Department to deal decisively with a trainee employee who allegedly posted on his Facebook page his desire to rape two children from his neighbourhood.  

SARSFin24 reports that axed SA Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane is filing an urgent application with the North Gauteng High Court for relief following his dismissal by President Cyril Ramaphosa.  

joburgcityThe Citizen reports that firefighters who survived the tragic Bank of Lisbon building fire in September this year were nearly trapped and burned to death because the fire-escape was blocked by a magnetic security gate.