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.

fedusa thumb medium80 85Business Report writes that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) general secretary, Dennis George, is confident that the risk of a downgrade to SA’s credit rating is highly unlikely amid the strong focus by government, labour and business to grow the economy.  

farming thumb medium80 84The Citizen reports that labour federation Cosatu has welcomed new amendments to the Extension of Security of Tenure Amendment (Esta) Bill, currently before Parliament.  

eskomBusiness Report writes that Eskom staff on Tuesday called an impromptu meeting, demanding that outgoing chief executive Brian Molefe should withdraw his resignation.  

sapsANA reports that the SA Police Service (SAPS) has called for assistance in locating the families of three dead illegal miners (also known as “zama zamas”) whose bodies were recovered from the Eland mine in Welkom in September.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 15 November 2016

news shutterstockIn our Tuesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Monday, 14 November 2016.

saceThe Star reports that a blame game has erupted between the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and teacher unions following the release of a damning report that has revealed a raft of irregularities involving teachers.  

comReuters reports that the Chamber of Mines of SA (COM) said on Tuesday that a Labour Court decision overturning a government-imposed safety stoppage at an AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) mine placed limits on the power of state inspectors.  

employment thumb100 BusinessLive reports that the Treasury has accepted the plea by business to scrap the proposed R20m cap on annual claims per employer under the employment tax incentive (ETI), which aims to promote youth employment.  

gautengThe Star reports that Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi believes the principal of Paul Mosaka Primary School in Pimville, Soweto, wouldn't have been stabbed if her attacker’s threats had been taken seriously.  

earningsBusinessLive reports that CEOs of the 11 parastatals in the Department of Transport have seen their combined salaries staying as high as R27m, despite the fact that the financial standing of most of those entities has worsened.  

er24TMG Digital reports that two people are in a critical condition after having been trapped on Tuesday in a structural collapse on a construction site on the corner of West and Rivonia streets in Sandton.  

nursing thumb medium90 93Talk Radio 702 reports that in a radio interview on Monday, Deputy President of the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA (Denosa), Modise Letsatsi, said some nursing colleges failed to teach correct courses prescribed by the Nursing Council.  

ujANA reports that the University of Johannesburg (UJ) on Monday clarified that the security guard who allegedly murdered BSc student Kelvin Baloyi was not their employee.  

sriEngineering News reports that the Solidarity-ETM Labour Market Index (LMI) improved to 42.5 index points in the third quarter, up from the downwardly revised 41.9 in the second quarter.  

newsTMG Digital reports that proposed changes to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act could see the introduction of “parental leave”, which would allow a male or female parent 10 days’ leave on the birth or adoption of a child.  

LesothoflagCaxton News Service reports that the South African Department of Home Affairs has offered Lesotho nationals living and working in SA an extended grace period until 31 December 2016 to apply for a Lesotho Special Permit (LSP).  

sabcBusinessLive reports that the two trade unions which represented SABC journalists fired for criticising editorial decisions at the public broadcaster want former chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng to personally pay for the legal costs of their Labour Court application.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 14 November 2016

news shutterstockIn our Monday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Friday, 11 November 2016.

numeNCA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Saturday announced its unhappiness over Brian Molefe's resignation as Eskom's CEO.  

saceNews24 reports that the SA Council for Educators (SACE) has painted a bleak picture of the incidence of sexual offences committed by educators in schools around the country, saying there had been a sharp increase.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92eNCA reports that a principal at a Soweto school is in a critical condition after being stabbed, allegedly by a former teacher.  

sabcBusinessLive reports that SABC journalists facing death threats are pushing on with a Constitutional Court case challenging the broadcaster’s controversial editorial policy.  

southafricalogoBusiness Report writes that Cosatu has welcomed a recommendation by the Independent Commission on the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers to freeze all salary increases for political and public officers due to the current economic situation.  

anglogoldashantiDavid McKay writes that the Labour Court has delivered a potentially important judgement in favour of mining companies seeking less drastic application of the Mine Health and Safety Act (MHSA) by the Department of Mineral Affairs (DMR).  

amcu thumb medium80 81Ridge Times reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has sent a thousand food parcels to its protesting members at Sasol Mining to offer relief.  

busaBusiness Report writes that the employment tax incentive (ETI) is due to expire at the end of this year and business has called for a two-year extension.  

strike thumb medium85 85City Press reports that about 200 employees of Tiger Beverages, which manufactures drinks such as Energade, Oros and Hall’s, marched to Tiger Brands’ head office in Bryanston on Friday.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Mining Weekly reports that a production team leader at Lonmin’s E1 shaft died following a tramming accident on Thursday.