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, 4 August to Sunday, 6 August 2017.


Chronological with most recent web postings at the top

Sunday (6 August)

Saftu calls on SA to join anti-Zuma march - The Citizen

Cosatu and SACP defend ‘in principle’ opposition to no-confidence Zuma vote - BusinessLive

WVF-projek vir oud-myners skop op Thaba Nchu af – Netwerk24 (limit on access)

Energy Minister suspends Deputy Director-General - Moneyweb

Joburg taxi driver suffers severe chemical burns during assault – The Citizen

Sibanye Gold job losses could total 10 200, says Solidarity – Fin24

Ramaphosa to attend Marikana memorial - Sunday Independent

CEO vs employee salaries at South Africa’s 25 biggest companies - BusinessTech

The banking and finance jobs we’re most likely to lose to robots in SA – BusinessTech

Gideon du Plessis: Federasies aan die verander - Netwerk24 (limit on access)

Big job cuts at Pick n Pay 'just running repairs - BusinessLive

Brave new world of retail bad for workers - BusinessLive

Skok kom as nóg myne sink - Netwerk24 (limit on access)

African Bank cuts 600 jobs to save R50m a year - City Press

Board of Media, Information & Communication Technologies (MICT) Seta to probe CEO - City Press

SA is running out of whites – City Press

Suitors line up to buy AngloGold’s Kopanang mine – City Press

Net closes in on Zwane as mining job losses mount – City Press

Belastingplan vir oorsese werk is ‘onbesonne’ - Netwerk24 (limit on access)

PnP job shedding shows how tough it is out there in retail - BusinessLive

Change in law will let you delay retirement by transferring savings to a retirement annuity - BusinessLive

Brian Molefe payout now a criminal case – Sunday Times

Jobs in Mpumalanga’s Ehlanzeni region reserved for ANC cadres – City Press


Saturday (5 August 2017)

NUM hands over memo of demands to halt AngloGold retrenchments - SABC News

Zuma turned SA into 'mafia-style lawless kleptocracy', says Saftu - News24

NUM: Current retrenchments in mining industry will fuel illegal mining – EWN

These are the most popular jobs among women in South Africa and how much they earn - BusinessTech

Saftu joins calls for Zuma to fall – eNCA

Fair play sought for retrenched chicken workers - Saturday Star

Leerlinge terug skool toe, swart hoof bly - Netwerk24 (limit on access)

Racism not core of coloured school protest, says Gauteng Education Department – News24


Friday (4 August)

Unions feel excluded in decision making by Ethekwini Metro - SABC News

Top SAA brass are taking pay cuts, as bleak situation at airline unfolds - BusinessLive

Cosatu joins march on Monday to oust Zuma - News24

Werkers van Mangaung ‘stig brand by vullishope’ - Netwerk24 (limit on access)

Worries about violence as thousands prepare to march ahead of no confidence vote – SowetanLive

Women representation increases from ‘extreme minority’ to 13%-plus of SA’s mining workforce - Mining Weekly

Zwane expresses concern over proposed mining retrenchments - Mining Weekly

FairPlay summit addresses plight of retrenched chicken industry workers - Engineering News

Afleggings by Sibanye: Minister wil ingryp - Netwerk24 (limit on access)

Commed maak sy deure toe - Netwerk24 (limit on access)

The entire SAA board must go‚ says Numsa - TimesLive

Land Bank helps create 15,000 jobs in agricultural sector in year to March - SA Labour News

African Bank-afleggings voltooi; 636 mense weg - Netwerk24 (limit on access)

Solidarity shocked at possible 10,200 job loss at Sibanye Gold - Business Report

‘SAL sal wél salarisse kan betaal’ - Netwerk24 (limit on access)

Judge tears a strip off mines minister Zwane for 'Trump'-style Twitter stunt - BusinessLive

OR Tambo airport monitoring go-slow by SAA technical crew - EWN

OR Tambo Airport can't say what impact Numsa-backed strike will have - TimesLive

Passengers warned of SAA strike at OR Tambo International - Traveller24

Retrenchment bloodbath as Sibanye Gold aims to chop 7400 jobs - Business Report

'Business as usual at 10111' despite strike say police brass - TimesLive

Accused managers quit state lab service – BusinessLive

DMR withdraws plan for moratorium on mining rights - Mining Weekly

Institute of Race Relations highlights high churn of state’s top dogs – BusinessLive

Give us a coloured principal ‘or SA will burn’ – The Citizen

Terry Bell’s Inside Labour: Little has changed in 30 years of militancy - Fin24

SAPS: Strike won't affect 10111 call centre operations – EWN

Mining closures set to put 20,000 jobs at risk - BusinessLive (paywall access)

NUM calls for intervention to save mine jobs - SABC News

Nedbank shed retail banking staff by almost 500 over past year - Moneyweb

Why partially decriminalising sex work isn’t enough - Bhekisisa online


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