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, 8 December to Sunday, 10 December 2017.

Chronological with most recent web postings at the top

Sunday (10 December)

Western Cape EMS threaten no-go Red Zones after crew gets robbed in George – News24

Lesufi se kop geëis deur Solidariteit oor poste - Netwerk24 (limit on access)

JMPD officer killed in Soweto roadblock on Friday night – TimesLive

Kaiser Chiefs staff revolt over annual increases and Xmas bonuses - SowetanLive

Eight injured after SANDF chopper crashes near N1 near Worcester – News24

Nog afgraderings is dalk ons redding in 2018: Gideon du Plessis - Netwerk24 (limit on access)

NUM calls for an end to gender-based violence - eNCA

Do you qualify for UIF benefits? – City Press

Business rescue at Barbrook mine plagued by fraud concerns - City Press

Mpumalanga’s 13 district hospitals in dire straits due to staff shortages – City Press

Kids versus teachers in classroom wars – City Press

Another spy boss with no security clearance - City Press

Reforming UIF as wolves at the door slaver over its surplus - BusinessLive (paywall access)

'Vrees en intimidasie' jaag werkers weg by SAID – Netwerk24 (limit on access)

Gelol met poste in Gauteng se skole - Netwerk24 (limit on access)

Saturday (9 December)

Hundreds of Eastern Cape sick and dying ex-employees of Scaw Metals launch class action – DispatchLive

SA’s high stress levels mean employees are already in “holiday mode” - BusinessTech

Prolonged absences from work cost the state R412 million in sick leave - Saturday Star

Taxi driver gunned down in Durban – IOL News

KZN taxi driver shot, killed by passenger on Saturday – News24

Steinhoff executives may face jail time: Financial Services Board – eNCA

eThekwini metro cop recruitment shake-up – Daily News

Transport union Untu wants Mkhwebane to probe appointment of Prasa acting CEO - eNCA

Friday (8 December)

SAUK-vakbonde: ‘Ons sal uitsendings ontwrig’ - Netwerk24 (limit on access)

CCMA find former SARD spokesman Lackay was not 'constructively dismissed' – News24

State Security Agency to establish vetting units within state departments to combat graft - EWN

Security guards injured in cash-in-transit heist in Kempton Park - IOL News

Gigaba calls for reports on exposure of government employee pension funds to Steinhoff – Fin24

Sactwu fears job losses in wake of Steinhoff scandal – EWN

Jail the Steinhoff skelms, says Sadtu – Fin24

Despite crash in Steinhoff stock, public servants’ pensions ‘are safe’, says GEPF – BusinessLive

PSA calls for boycott of The Sun Met should disgraced ex Steinhoff CEO’s horses compete – eNCA

Untu calls on Public Protector to probe appointment of acting Prasa CEO – IOL News

Mine fatalities in SA rise for first time in decade - Fin24

Valke bekyk Tswaing wat 'nie fondsbydraes oorbetaal' – Netwerk24 (limit on access)

Twenty-two crew rescued as fishing vessel sinks off Cape coast at Danger Point - The Citizen

Solidariteit verslag skets donker prentjie oor SAPD-poste – Maroela Media

Legal action taken against Chatsworth principal for failing a pupil – Daily News

Gauteng needs to create 5,400 jobs every day to eliminate unemployment – BusinessTech

Noord-Kaap onnies boos oor bevordering afgekeur is - Netwerk24 (limit on access)

Koko disciplinary hearing leads to more allegations and counter-allegations by Eskom staff – Business Report

Random taxi inspections to ensure festive season safety in Western Cape - Cape Argus

Home Affairs extends hours, deploys extra staff to borders for festive season – EWN

The terrible price of Prasa’s negligence and corruption on train safety – GroundUp

We want the criminals arrested, says Cosatu on Steinhoff saga - TimesLive

Unions infuriated by Steinhoff disaster - The Star

Cosatu calls for prison sentences for those found guilty in Steinhoff corruption saga – The New Age

Tshwane buses go the extra mile for disabled commuters – The Citizen

World Bank watchdog to probe International Finance Corporation’s (IFC’s) stake in Lonmin – BusinessLive

Remgro sets a date for executive pay discussion with shareholders - BusinessLive

SARS calls loss of 506 staff members in 10 months normal - BusinessLive

Terry Bell’s Inside Labour: Alliance divisions are deep and widening - Fin24

Cabinet approves a new performance management system aimed at state department heads - BusinessLive

Section of Public Service Act allowing unilateral salary deductions declared unconstitutional - BusinessLive

Lengthy jail term for killers of Malmesbury police officer – HTSyndication (The New Age)

Week-long campaign in Free State for ex-mineworkers to claim unemployment benefits - HTSyndication (The New Age)

Alleged killer of on-duty Emalahleni municipal worker remanded in custody - HTSyndication (The New Age)

Sex pest claim got me fired, claims former UFS staffer – M&G

Watch your jobs, the bots are coming - M&G

Ramaphosa: Money or the workers? - M&G

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