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.

ems joburgEWN reports that the Johannesburg Emergency Services Department says it can only take disciplinary action against some of its members implicated in a report into the deaths of two of their colleagues once investigations were complete.  

sapsSon reports that according to Renate Barnard, legal officer for fair labour practices at trade union Solidarity, all officers in blue will be black persons if the SA Police Service (SAPS) continues with its present recruitment plan.  

strike thumb medium85 85GroundUp reports that Aspen Pharmacare, the country’s largest generic pharmaceutical manufacturer, has been granted an interdict by the Labour Court against striking workers at its Port Elizabeth operation.  

gavel thumb100 TMG Digital reports that abattoir workers who were dismissed after allegedly refusing to work 18-hour shifts to process 850 carcasses a day are taking their case to the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) on Tuesday.  

southafricalogoFin24 reports that President Jacob Zuma has signed the Revenue Laws Amendment Act into law to postpone annuitisation for provident funds, the National Treasury indicated on Tuesday.  

netcareMaroela Media reports that in a recent letter to trade union Solidarity, the Netcare Hospital Group announced that was planning to commence with a large-scale centralisation process in its credit control division.  

education thumb100 BDLive reports that the Department of Basic Education (DBE) is cleaning house and reforming how appointments are made after a jobs-for-cash report found that it was at the mercy of the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) in six provinces.  

RTMCANA reports that the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has expressed grave concern at the growing number of incidents in which reckless and negligent motorists run over and kill traffic officers on duty.  

protestHeraldLive reports on a three-hour hostage drama at the Sarah Baartman District Municipality offices in Port Elizabeth on Monday night.  

saa thumb medium95 76BDLive reports that special task teams have been set up for further discussions between the Treasury and labour unions on the future of South African Airways (SAA), following an initial meeting on Monday.  

implatsANA reports that a search mission to find the missing Impala Platinum (Implats) miner in Rustenburg continued on Monday.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 23 May 2016

news shutterstockIn our Monday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Friday, 20 May 2016.

angloamerican fullBloomberg reports that former mineworkers who won a R500m payout from Anglo American SA and AngloGold Ashanti for contracting lung diseases may have to wait as long as four years to receive their full compensation.  

natuCity Press reports that the National Teachers’ Union (Natu) has called on President Jacob Zuma to appoint a judicial commission of inquiry to investigate the schools jobs-for-cash scandal.  

mosebenzizwaneSABC News reports that Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has told management at Impala Platinum Mine that his ministry will leave no stone unturned in determining the cause of fatal accidents at the platinum producer.  

daTMG Digital reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Monday that it wants the leadership of the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) to answer the “damning findings” against it in the ‘jobs-for-cash’ report.  

VantageGoldfieldsBusiness Report writes that miners at Vantage Goldfields’ Lily Gold Mine in Mpumalanga have been forced to live on handouts after the cash-strapped company, struggling to secure funds from investors, failed to pay salaries.  

sasolBusiness Report writes that petrochemical giant Sasol has outsourced part of its information technology (IT) functions internationally.  

satawu thumb medium90 101Fin24 reports that the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) announced today that the strike at traffic incidents management company Teti Traffic was over.  

transnetlogo thumb100 Business Report writes that a group of Transnet pensioners scored a significant victory when the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria dismissed the bulk of Transnet’s exceptions to their multibillion-rand claim against the company and two of its retirement funds.  

strike thumb medium85 85The New Age reports that Gauteng taxi operators will embark on a go-slow today (Monday) and have threatened a full-blown industry-wide strike if police officers continue to impound their vehicles.  

newsIn a broader review of the political week ahead, BDLive also identifies labour issues that are scheduled to arise.  

fedusa thumb medium80 85ANA reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) will meet Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Monday to discuss the future of South African Airways (SAA).  

newsNews24 reports that a drunk driver slammed into a Johannesburg metro police officer on the N1 on Saturday night, killing him, a spokesperson said on Sunday.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 21 May and Sunday, 22 May 2016

southafricalogoBDLive reports that new legislation providing for the merger of statutes that provide compensation for occupational diseases could be tabled in Parliament before the end of 2016.  

sarb thumb medium60 101Business Report writes that the weak rand and the drought have boosted food costs and threaten to keep inflation outside the SA Reserve Bank’s (SARB’s) 3% to 6% target range for an extended period.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92Netwerk24 reports that Metrorail is making gradual progress in the repair of installation at Cape Town stations and train carriages that were burnt out in April.  

ancANA reports that the African National Congress (ANC) in Parliament on Friday called for the introduction of a once-off debt forgiveness programme for retrenched workers.