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.

holomisaThe Citizen reports that United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa announced on Monday that he has honoured his pledge and has paid the R50,000 he pledged on 16 August to the Marikana Trust Fund.  

saceCity Press reports that the SA Council for Educators (Sace) has called for the establishment of a single database of blacklisted teachers who have committed sex offences against pupils.  

cwu thumb medium90 95BDLive reports that the Communication Workers Union (CWU) will meet with Telkom on Wednesday to discuss a settlement to end a more than month-long strike over wages and other issues.  

numsaTMG Digital reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has announced that it has terminated its relationship with its former spokesman‚ Castro Ngobese.  

ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107ANA reports that an Ekurhuleni disaster and emergency management services (EMS) fire engine was set alight by community members in Moleleki section Katlehong on Sunday morning.  The fire crew was responding to a shack fire.  

newsTimesLive reports that fraudsters masquerading as government employment agents have conned thousands of desperate job seekers into divulging their personal details, which they use to commit crimes.  

sapsThe New Age reports that 72 police officers were killed between March 2015 and April this year and 40 of those were killed in the line of duty.  This was an increase on the 63 police officers killed in the same period from 2014.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 3 September and Sunday, 4 September 2016

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 2 September 2016

labourcourtsTMG Digital reports that the Labour Court has ordered that 14 Communication Workers Union (CWU) members must explain to the court in November why they should not be held be in contempt for contravening an interdict.  

telkom thumb100 ANA reports that Telkom employees affiliated with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) staged yet another protest outside Luthuli House in Johannesburg on Friday.  

news shutterstockIn our Friday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Thursday, 1 September 2016.

newsEWN reports that the Gauteng Education Department says Marlboro Gardens Secondary School in Sandton will hold a disciplinary hearing for a teacher who threatened a pupil with a knife.  

newsThe Star reports that the local residents of Durban Deep have seemingly come to an unusual arrangement that a group of illegal miners in the area take action to remove the criminals in their midst.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92SowetanLive reports that a Limpopo school teacher has lost her job apparently after raising concerns about not being paid for six months.  

concourtThe Star reports that the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) has reserved judgment in an application for leave to appeal by a Metrobus driver, Sizwe Myathaza, who was suspended in 2007 for alleged ticket irregularities and subsequently fired.  

handcuffsANA reports that a North West police constable has been arrested for alleged possession of platinum worth R250,000 after the Hawks unit raided his house in Rustenburg on Thursday.  

farming thumb medium80 84GroundUp writes that Khulu Ngobese has been working on Westcliffe farm near Greytown for more than 20 years.  In August he became a beneficiary in a workers’ trust that will eventually own 50% of the farming business.  

concourtBDLive reports that the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) has ruled that employees on strike for backpay are entitled to stay on strike until the money has been paid, even where the employer has promised to pay it.  

CapeTownlogoNews24 reports that a group of firefighters have turned the heat up on the City of Cape Town, saying they are tired of being paid intern rates for facing the same flames as older colleagues.  

vavi1Greg Nicolson reports that former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi on Thursday said plans to establish a new trade union federation were well under way and unions would be meeting within three weeks to choose a launch date.  

parliamentIOL News reports that Cosatu has thrown its full weight behind a call from the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) for the suspension and investigation into Parliament’s secretary, Gengezi Mgidlana.  

newsBloomberg reports that the SA units of automakers are confident they are close to striking a wage deal with trade unions, a development that would help prevent strike action that has hampered the industry in the past.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 1 September 2016

news shutterstockIn our Thursday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Wednesday, 31 August 2016.

southafricalogoThe minimum wage in the private security sector will increase from 1 September 2016 by an average of 7.1% in terms of a sectoral determination (SD) that will expire on 31 August 2017.  

numsaBusiness Report writes that the former spokesman of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) claims the union is refusing to pay him out after a settlement was reached at the CCMA.  

graduate thumb100 SABC News reports that hundreds of students from the Maritime Business Computer College in Durban have been left stranded after the illegal college shut down without informing students.  

earningsSABC News reports that Eskom CEO Brian Molefe says he fails to understand why he should feel guilty about receiving a bonus when he met his targets of turning Eskom around.  

minerReuters reports that the mining industry had been making great safety strides, with mining deaths falling for eight straight years, until this year.