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.

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet from Friday, 21 July to Sunday, 23 July 2017.


Chronological with most recent web postings at the top

Sunday (23 July)

Workers must defend SA's freedom and future, says Ramaphosa at Elijah Barayi memorial lecture – News24

Career expo in Durban encourages vocational training – SABC News

Youngsters in Eastern Cape attend SANDF camp - SABC News

Two Gauteng vehicle testing centre officials face corruption charges – SABC News

DA warns Prasa putting millions of jobs at risk with its non-compliance with PFMA – Fin24

Mines Minister praises Limpopo cops for success in fight against illegal mining - EWN

Zwane to visit Tau Lekoa mine in NW following seismic incident trapping four miners - The Citizen

Three miners dead‚ one trapped in accident at Tau Lekoa gold mine in Orkney - eNCA

Miners trapped after seismic incident at Tau Lekoa mine - EWN

Half of sex workers don't know their HIV status – Cape Argus

Nkandla tender flaw of world cup proportions – Sunday Tribune

Death threats cause hospital staff to flee in fear of their lives – Sunday Tribune

Resisting evictions from farms – Daily Maverick

Bogus doctor arrested after 14 years of being undetected - Sunday Tribune

Government not serious about economy, claims Fedusa – City Press

Eskom employees get average bonuses of R88,000 despite loss - City Press

Uber driver’s death raises fears, tension – City Press

Staalstaking kan ’n 2-vlak-arbeidstelsel skep – Netwerk24 (limit on access)

Inflasie sal vir res van 2017 onder 6% bly – Netwerk24 (limit on access)

Emma Mashinini: Tiny giant who was mother of the trade union movement - Sunday Times

More anguish for fishermen’s families over insurance claims - Sunday Times

NHI set to cull small medical schemes - BusinessLive

Less choice, but also smaller bills as NHI powers up - BusinessLive

Labour Court allows 1,800 retrenched Edcon staff to proceed with out-of-time case - BusinessLive


Saturday (22 July)

Is Uber-bestuurders vaste werknemers? – Netwerk24 (limit on access)

‘10111 call centre workers must be remunerated fairly’ – EWN

Saefa slams Numsa for 15% wage increase demand – EWN

Thousands of Gauteng teachers go AWOL –Pretoria News

Numsa calls on SAPS to pay 10111 workers more – News24

Numsa calls for 0111 workers to be paid fairly – TimesLive

Union wants to shut down 10111 call service entirely - Saturday Star

Mantashe says transformation in mining sector must be implemented – SABC News

Vavi: Saftu is not affiliated with any political party – EWN

Limpopo police nab two alleged illegal mining bosses – News24

Zwane commends Limpopo police for success in fight against illegal mining - TimesLive

Cornubia Mall in Durban set to create jobs for thousands – Independent on Saturday

Saftu: Workers are tired of being failed by existing unions – EWN

Alleged illegal mining kingpins arrested in Limpopo - The Citizen

Nehawu welcomes planned inquiry into competition in the data market – The Citizen

Besprekings by Sanparke eers vanaf 1 Augustus weens gesprekke met vakbond - Netwerk24 (limit on access)

Former Eskom acting CEO, Gupta associates allegedly fleeced Cosatu out of millions: report – The Citizen

‘Positiewe tekens om staatsdiens se pensioenfondse te beskerm’ - Maroela Media

Another body of missing Maredon fisherman found – News24

10111 call centres operators expected back at work on Saturday - EWN


Friday (21 July)

Seven police officers, 42 officials suspended in OR Tambo security 'clean up' – News24

Cape Town security company suspends 250 employees for protesting over working conditions – GroundUp

Countrywide 10111 strike temporarily suspended - News24

Man electrocuted while repairing transformer in Vereeniging – IOL News

10111 call operator strike put on hold by policing union - eNCA

Lyk van 5de visserman gevind - Netwerk24 (limit on access)

Vavi feels vindicated on Cosatu building accusations – SABC News

Vavi drumming up support for Saftu in Western Cape prior to launching structures - EWN

Cosatu berates SA Reserve Bank governor for entrenching apartheid economic policy – Fin24

Nehawu ends strike at Agricultural Research Council - The Citizen

Naspers CEO scores big payday - BusinessTech

Chartered accountants’ body defends bursary for blacks and coloureds only – News24

SAICA: We have too many white and Indian accountants - The Citizen

Abramjee to lay complaint against SAICA over Indians and whites bursary exclusion - IOL News

Nkandla security upgrades disciplinary hearing adjourned – Daily News

Joburg suspends senior official over R1.3bn broadband contract - BusinessLive

Eight taxi drivers bust for using suspended Sowetan routes released on bail - EWN

Hard days for Vosloorus social workers - The Star

Only industrial growth in top emerging economies can beat unemployment, says Cosatu - Business Report

Numsa accused of intention to hold engineering wage talks to ransom - Business Report

Workers revolt against Eugene de Kock’s stay at Pretoria old-age home - SowetanLive

Staking in staalbedryf ‘sal ekonomie jare knou’ – Netwerk24 (limit on access)

Uber pleased with new transport bill - The Citizen

National minimum wage may seem clear, but many questions still linger - BusinessLive

Nehawu moves to clip Bathabile's Sassa wings - Cape Times

Scopa warns on political removals as directors-general axed - BusinessLive

African Bank calls off plan to retrench employees - BusinessLive

Crisis-hit Matjhabeng municipality prompts outcry over underqualified municipal boss – BusinessLive

Another crew member of PE fishing boat found dead - eNCA

Disputed Sowetan taxi ranks to remain closed until dispute is resolved - eNCA


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