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.

healthcareBDLive reports that medical scheme members are likely to face higher-than-usual contribution increases in 2017, along with greater restrictions in their choice of health-care providers, according to Insight Actuaries.  

auroraCity Press reports that Zondwa Mandela, Thulani Ngubane and the Bhana family are the next targets for liquidators of collapsed mining company Aurora Empowerment Systems.  

natu thumb medium80 91ANA reports that the National Teachers’ Union (Natu) has called for free university education for teachers’ children and for the Government Employees Medical Scheme (Gems) to be dissolved.  

npa thumb100 BDLive reports that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) plans to go after government officials accused of corruption in a bid to boost investor confidence and tackle graft.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 10 September and Sunday, 11 September 2016

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 9 September 2016

tshwane thumb100 BDLive reports that a former senior official who served in erstwhile Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa’s private office is among three ANC officials facing corruption charges.  

protestSABC News reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) in Mpumalanga has raised concerns that meetings planned to take place between the Thusi Coal Mine workers and management were not happening.  

south32Business Report writes that South32 CE Graham Kerr lost around a third of his remuneration owing to four fatalities at the company’s South African operations.  

pikitupBusiness Report writes that Johannesburg’s new mayor, Herman Mashaba, has reportedly fired Pikitup MD Amanda Nair.  

earningsBDLive reports that Sasol management was told on Thursday that the company’s former CEO should be jailed for receiving an annual salary of R47m when workers were earning peanuts.  

healthcareThe New Age reports that a long-standing R200m tender dispute has left many military veterans without access to healthcare.  

VantageGoldfieldsBusiness Report writes that hopes are dim for retrieving the three miners who are trapped in an underground container at the Vantage Goldfields-owned Lily Gold Mine in Barberton.  

bmwBusiness Report writes that car manufacturer BMW South Africa says it plans to expand its IT workforce by 50% from 400 to 600 jobs by next year.  

parliamentNews24 reports that members of the National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) who embarked on an unprotected strike at Parliament on Thursday could be fired if found guilty of misconduct.  

gunCaxton News reports that a group of heavily armed suspects entered one of the shops at Umlazi Mall in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) on Wednesday and, during the robbery, the suspects were approached by security guards who were on duty, and a shootout ensued.  

numsaBusiness Report writes that a new three-year agreement for the vehicle-manufacturing industry appears imminent.  

telkom thumb100 MyBroadband reports that the Communication Workers Union (CWU) has voted to suspend its Telkom strike, while the telecoms company has said it wants to see all employees back at work on Friday.  

sasolEWN reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) says it’s given petro-chemical giant Sasol a week to respond to the demands of striking workers.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 8 September 2016

farming thumb medium80 84ANA reports that the Department of Labour on Thursday alerted employers about an increasing number of bogus labour inspectors tricking unsuspecting employers into paying false fines.  

parliamentBDLive reports that parliamentary staff represented by the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) downed tools on Thursday to picket over the application of the "no work, no pay" principle in relation to last year’s industrial action.  

miner thumb medium90 104BDLive reports that it will take 19 years to clear the claims backlog at the Compensation Commission for Occupational Diseases if it continues working at its current pace, commissioner Barry Kistnasamy told MPs on Wednesday.  

strike thumb medium85 85EWN reports that the Nelson Mandela Museum in the Eastern Cape will remain closed due to a strike by staff members.  

auroraAfter six years of legal wrangling, the liquidators of Pamodzi Gold mines and Aurora Empowerment Systems have finally seen cash as Khulubuse Zuma, Jacob Zuma's nephew, reached a settlement to pay R23 million.  

strike thumb medium85 85News24 reports that the White River Saw Mill in Mpumalanga on Wednesday denied claims that it had offered employees a 78c wage increase.  

cwu thumb medium90 95The New Age reports that the Communication Workers Union (CWU) on Wednesday described its meeting with Telkom over its five week long strike as an “academic exercise”.  

MidvaalTimesLive reports that the Midvaal municipality has taken a decision to suspend its employees who were involved in an illegal strike before the August local government elections and to take disciplinary action against them.  

earningsBDLive reports that a panel tasked with investigating and developing a national minimum wage will give Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa a report on its findings in late October.  

sasolMineweb reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) will March to Sasol’s head office in Rosebank on Thursday to hand over a memorandum of demands for better wages.