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.

mosebenzizwaneBusiness Report writes that Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has come out guns blazing against the mining industry, accusing it of tarnishing the government’s integrity amid complaints that the safety stoppages process was hurting production.  

avengBusiness Report writes that listed construction and engineering group Aveng reduced its permanent staff complement by about 2,000 people in the year to June.  

statssaBDLive reports that consumer inflation slowed in July, with the consumer price index (CPI) rising 6% year on year, from 6.3% in May.  

sandf thumb medium90 89News24 reports that a memorial service will be held in Bloemfontein on Wednesday for the 10 soldiers killed in a bus crash on the R712 near Golden Gate in the Free State on Friday.  

nehawu80IOL News reports that the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) is threatening to strike against the Limpopo government over a number of long-standing issues.  

news shutterstockIn our Tuesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Monday, 22 August 2016.

BevSABDLive reports that the Beverage Association of SA (Bevsa) said on Tuesday that a proposed levy on sugar-sweetened beverages could cost SA R14bn and destroy 10,000 small businesses.  

mtnEWN reports that mobile operator MTN was expected on Tuesday to meet with the Communications Workers Union (CWU) to determine whether its workers would go on strike.  

cwu thumb medium90 95EWN reports that the Communication Workers Union (CWU) says if Telkom persists with its no-work-no-pay policy, the union will intensify its current strike.  

labourcourtsGroundUp reports that Robertson Abattoir workers have successfully appealed a Labour Court (LC) judgment in their case of unfair dismissal.  

solidariteitBusinessTech reports that job and wage security remained weak in the second quarter of 2016 – caught up in a labour environment of declining job and wage security that has lasted for almost six years since 2011.  

joburgcityEWN reports that with Johannesburg experiencing a change in government, the new mayor Herman Mashaba has assured all competent council workers in the city that their jobs are safe.  

fawuANA reports that expelled Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi told delegates at the Food and Allied Workers Union’s (Fawu’s) national congress on Monday they cannot go back to the labour federation.  

GrantThorntonFin24 reports that according to a Grant Thornton report on women in business, about 39% of local businesses do not have any women at all in leadership positions.  

newsThe Mercury reports that the teacher accused of sexually abusing as many as six under-age girls at Ekucabangeni High School in Nquthu is on the run.  

VodacomThe New Age reports that cellphone network provider Vodacom has cautioned people against falling prey to scammers using the company's name to lure desperate job seekers.  

samwu thumb medium80 78Cape Talk reports that the SA Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) says, although it’s saddened by the political changes in hotly contests metros, it will accept any municipal administration that has been democratically elected.  

telkom thumb100 Fin24 reports that telecoms company Telkom and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) are locked in a bitter battle over continuing strike action.  

numBusiness Report writes that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is sticking to its guns over demands it has made of Northam Platinum in Limpopo, including that the platinum producer’s CEO Paul Dunne should resign.  

angloamerican fullMining Weekly reports that Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) on Monday reported that an explosion-related incident at the company’s Rustenburg East mine fatally injured an employee on 18 August.  

news shutterstockIn our Monday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Friday, 19 August 2016.

sabcSunday Times reports that James Aguma, acting CEO of the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), wants to pay COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng a bonus for negotiating a questionable deal between the SABC and MultiChoice.  

headgearDavid McKay reports that a report by the Chamber of Mines of SA (CoM) estimates the application of safety stoppages in terms of Section 54 of the Mine Health & Safety Act (MHSA) have cost the industry R4.84bn in lost revenue in 2015.  

tshwane thumb100 TMG Digital reports that barely a week with a new mayor‚ the City of Tshwane on Monday faced a workers’ protest.  

sadtu90News24 reports that the SA Democratic Teachers' Union (Sadtu) has threatened to protest if more than 205 temporary teachers in Limpopo do not receive their salaries on or before 23 August.  

sandf thumb medium90 89The names of 11 SA National Defence Force (SANDF) members killed in a bus crash at Clarens in the Free State on Friday have been released.  

ceppwawuEWN reports that the Chemical Energy Paper Printing Wood and Allied Workers’ Union (Ceppwawu) says that, while all its members should be back at work on Monday following a strike in the petroleum sector, it has asked employers for time to contact workers who are not in immediate reach.  

nelsonmandelabayHeraldLive reports that with a new multi-party government in Nelson Mandela Bay, the contracts of hundreds of support staff who worked as political advisers, ward assistants and cleaners will terminate at the end of this month.  

sabcIOL News reports that SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) contributing editor Vuyo Mvoko has applied for leave to appeal against the dismissal of his earlier court action to have his contract enforced.  

telkom thumb100 TMG Digital reports that telecoms company Telkom said on Sunday that the "spike in sabotage" that affected about 13,200 of its customers was related to "industrial action" by the Communication Workers Union (CWU).