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 Wednesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Tuesday, 5 July 2016.


OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY

Man falls to his death at Medupi power station

News24 reports that power utility Eskom has announced a man fell to his death at Medupi power station in Lephalale, Limpopo, on Tuesday morning.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Department of Labour inquiry into M1 structural collapse to resume on Thursday, at The Citizen
  • Traffic cops shot outside Khayelitsha library, at IOL News


MINING LABOUR

Amcu wants mining companies should be sued for every worker’s death

ANA reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said on Tuesday that mining companies should be sued for every mineworker who died underground.

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Vantage Goldfields plans to sue AfroCan for failed Lily Mine deal

Business Report writes that Australia’s Vantage Goldfields plans to sue Canadian producer AfroCan Resources Gold for reneging on an $11.3 million (R164.4m) investment in Lily Gold Mine that would have seen miners being paid their salaries.

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Other labour posting(s) in this news category

  • Three bodies of illegal miners found in Welkom, at SABC News


COLLECTIVE BARGAINING / INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

NUM demands better than 7% increase from Eskom

EWN reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has rejected the 7% salary increase offered by power utility Eskom, saying it wouild go back to the negotiating table next week and would accept nothing less than 10%.

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Post Office and CWU resolve many outstanding issues

Business Report writes that ongoing labour issues between the SA Post Office (Sapo) and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) have come to an end following them agreeing on a number of outstanding issues.

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Post Office fires 288 Gauteng workers who went on illegal strike in June

TimesLive reports that the SA Post Office Group (Sapo) has dismissed 228 workers for embarking on an alleged illegal strike in Gauteng last month.

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INDUSTRIAL ACTION / STRIKES / LOCK-OUTS

Icasa expresses willingness to negotiate to seek end to strike

Sowetan reports that employees of broadcasting watchdog the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) spent most of Tuesday locked in meetings with their employer in a bid to end a strike which started on Monday.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Gautrain security guards face retrenchment after a fare hike, unless they waive bonuses, at M&G
  • Strike looms ahead of possible Gautrain retrenchments, at The Citizen
  • Gautrain drivers’ strike over wage increases on the cards, at EWN


SABC CRISIS

In defending SABC’s Motsoeneng, CWU lashes out at ‘weak ANC’

IOL News reports that the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) has lashed out at the “weak ANC leadership” for the lackadaisical manner it is dealing with the imploding crisis at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • CWU says ANC’s call for probe into Motsoeneng is ‘pandering to white capital’, at BDLive
  • My hell at the SABC: Vuyo Mvoko, at The Star
  • Lack of managerial expertise behind SABC crisis, says ANC, at EWN
  • Jimi Matthews 'biggest coward ever', says CWU, at News24


RECRUITMENT / STAFFING

Court battle looms over ‘unlawful’ recruitment process for PE municipal director

HeraldLive reports that the recent appointment of a director in acting Nelson Mandela Bay city boss Johann Mettler’s office is being challenged by a former senior manager, who believes the recruitment process was unlawful.

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REMUNERATION / EXECUTIVE PAY

Eskom CE Brian Molefe earns R792,000 per month, excluding bonuses

SowetanLive reports that Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe‚ who has steered the parastatal to almost 11 months of no loadshedding‚ has been rewarded with a total remuneration package worth R9.5-million for his efforts.

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Eskom forks out R18.3m to bosses in performance bonuses

TMG Digital reports that Eskom’s Integrated Report 2016 on the entity’s financial performance for the 2015/2016 financial year has revealed that the utility’s bosses received R18.3 million in short and long term performance bonuses.

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At R3m, Tshwane metro municipal manager is SA’s highest paid official

TMG Parliament reports that Tshwane metro municipal manager Jason Ngobeni is the country’s highest paid civil servant‚ with his R3-million annual salary package out-earning the president‚ deputy president and cabinet ministers.

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Uber drivers join Satawu with aim of going to court over conditions

TMG Digital reports that about 500 Uber drivers have joined the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) in an attempt to institute legal action against Uber.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Alleged special treatment govt gives to Uber drivers recipe for violence: Santaco, at EWN


EDUCATION / SKILLS / TRAINING / QUALIFICATIONS

Civil servants owe millions to NSFAS for study loans

HeraldLive reports that more than 3,000 Eastern Cape government employees owe the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) more than R60-million in unpaid study loans.

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EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT / DISCIPLINE / CORRUPTION

222 Western Cape teachers guilty of using corporal punishment

Cape Argus reports that 222 Western Cape teachers have been found guilty of meting out corporal punishment to pupils over a period of a year, statistics provided by the provincial Education Department (WCED) have revealed.

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WEB LINKS TO LABOUR NEWS ARTICLES ON TUESDAY, 5 JULY 2016

See our listing of links to labour articles published on the internet on Tuesday, 5 July 2016 at SA Labour News

 

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