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
Wednesday, 16 October 2019.

newsTimesLIVE reports that Eastgate Mall management has condemned the "abusive" behaviour of an upmarket salon boss towards staff members.  Her actions were captured in a series of video clips and occurred at the "Nail Me" salon on Tuesday.  

ConCourtSowetanLive reports that ninety-two year old liberation struggle activist Nathaniel Mashilo Masemola must receive a special pension, the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) ruled on Tuesday.  

sabcSowetanLive reports that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng has gone to court to challenge a five-year-old report by the public protector in his latest bid to force the public broadcaster to release his R8m pension payout.  

DlodloTimesLIVE reports that one hundred senior officials at troubled power utility Eskom have refused to undergo the security vetting processes of the State Security Agency (SSA).  

MultiChoiceThe Star reports that a swift response resulted in workers being safely evacuated after fire engulfed one of the MultiChoice buildings in Randburg on Tuesday.  

employment thumb100 Engineering News reports that according to Gauteng Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development MEC, Morakane Mosupyoe, the establishment of the Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone (SEZ) will – “without a doubt” – aid in job creation and economic growth.  

transnetMining Weekly reports that Transnet on Wednesday announced two fatalities and two severe injuries after a head-on collision between two trains at the Matlabas crossing, located between Thabazimbi and Lephalale, in Limpopo.  

handcuffsNews24 reports that three Limpopo traffic officials are in custody after they allegedly contravened their bail conditions by committing an offence similar to the one they had been arrested for earlier this year.  

NPANews24 reports that past and present deputy directors of public prosecutions (DDPPs) will finally receive their increases and benefits after a decade-long battle.  

nursing thumb medium90 93SowetanLive reports that nurses working at special schools in Gauteng feel overworked, undermined and underpaid.  They are employed by the provincial education department and work as healthcare givers to pupils while they are at school.  

DenelReuters reports that Denel is winding up its struggling Aerostructures aircraft parts business after receiving government approval, the state arms company said on Friday.  

parliamentBusinessLive reports that the local cement industry has called on parliament to back its application for tariff increases for cement imports, arguing that the sector is facing an existential crisis.  

sapsNews24 reports that Gauteng police have nabbed one of their own for allegedly selling SA Police Service (SAPS) recruitment forms.  

newsNews24 reports that according to Bishops Diocesan College, more pupils than one have been "affected over a number of years" by the alleged "serious misconduct" of a female former teacher.  

Sibanye StillwaterFin24 reports that Sibanye-Stillwater is hopeful that a wage agreement can be reached with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) to avert a wage strike at its Rustenburg and Marikana platinum operations after negotiations deadlocked.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Tuesday, 15 October 2019.

MultiChoiceThe Citizen reports that a fire at MultiChoice’s offices and studio on Bram Fischer Drive in Randburg caused the evacuation of a building on Tuesday.  

healthcareWeekend Argus writes that as medical aid schemes announce annual increases for 2020, consumers can expect to dig deeper into their pockets to pay for their health-care needs next year.  

CCMABusiness Report writes that technological advances coupled with legislation changes on labour brokers contributed to a 4% year-on-year increase in the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration’s (CCMA’s) case load in the 2018/19 financial year.  

picBusinessLive reports that deputy finance minister David Masondo said in Parliament on Tuesday that the government was solidly committed to the protection of workers’ life savings.  

earningsMoneyweb reports that the pushback from shareholders at last year’s AGM, where both non-binding resolutions on remuneration failed to be approved, seemingly caught FirstRand off guard.  

protestThe Sunday Independent reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) in Mpumalanga staged a protest on 10 October relating to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) in Mpumalanga.  

picFin24 reports that MPs heard on Tuesday that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) was committed to restoring "sound corporate governance" at the institution.  

amcu thumb medium80 81City Press reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has partnered with the Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) and human rights attorney Richard Spoor to chase billions of rands allegedly siphoned from Samancor Chrome almost a decade ago through what they claim to be fraudulent and profit-shifting transactions.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92Cape Times reports that a fresh probe into the slapping incident at Sans Souci Girls’ High School has been welcomed by the Chamber of Legal Students, which had asked the Department of Basic Education Department (DBE) to investigate verbal and physical assault of the pupil.  

nehawu80ANA reports that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) announced on Monday it would picket against high and rising costs in the private health industry on Friday, 18 October.  

CCMAMoneyweb reports that changes to legislation led to a far greater increase in the case load of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) than the dispute resolution body had anticipated.  

sandf thumb medium90 89The Star reports a former soldier who was fired over a rape that he went on to prove he did not commit is headed to the Constitutional Court (ConCourt).  

RTMCThe Citizen reports that the National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) says that Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) boss Makhosini Msibi must do the honourable thing and step down, or take the public protector’s scathing report against him on review, but he can’t just carry on as normal.