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.

MantasheFin24 reports that public consultations on the draft revision of the Mining Charter have been extended to the end of August to allow further engagements.  

prasaNews24 reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) has condemned the hijacking and kidnapping of Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) board chairperson Khanyisile Kweyama, adding that the board must not be distracted by acts of criminality.  

eskomSABC News reports that unions at Eskom have said that the next round of wage talks with the power utility scheduled for Tuesday would be critical in determining whether a deal was possible or not.  

strike thumb medium85 85eNCA reported on Saturday that SA Post Office (Sapo) and Telkom workers belonging to three unions were on strike across the country.  

petrolpumpNews24Wire reports that government will in two weeks’ time announce a package of economic measures to cushion the public from the crippling effects of high fuel price hikes and the recent VAT increase.  

atmNews24 reports that two SBV security guards were shot dead on Friday during a cash-in-transit robbery in Tsolo, Eastern Cape.  

eskomBusinessLive reports that having earlier on Friday increased its wage offer from 6.2% to 6.7%, which unions NUM and Numsa rejected, Eskom increased its wage offer for the second time on Friday to 7% for 2018.  

petrolpumpBL Premium reports that cash-strapped Eskom, which is embroiled in a bruising wage dispute with its unions, has been paying almost R600,000 a month for its executives to run their cars.  

psaBusinessLive reports that the Public Servants Association (PSA) has withdrawn its protest threat after receiving an assurance that Markus Jooste’s horses will not be not running in this weekend’s Durban July.  

eskomBusinessLive reports that embattled Eskom’s woes escalated on Thursday after two unions turned down the final offer the power utility put on the table last week.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Thursday, 5 July 2018.

strike thumb medium85 85Timeslive reports that the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) hosted a dialogue on Thursday on the balance between the right to access of healthcare and the right of healthcare providers such as nurses to protest.  

sassaBusinessLive reports that the strike by workers at the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has been called off, averting yet another disruption at the crisis-ridden agency.  

GayFlagTraveller24 writes that LGBTQI travellers have to take caution when emigrating to or touring in countries where their sexual orientation could put them at risk.  

NaspersBusiness Report writes that Naspers chief executive Bob van Dijk has been given an option to buy R196 million in shares at a fixed price of R3 207 a share, the closing price on 25 June, over a period of four years.  

sasolFin24 reports that Solidarity is planning to go ahead with strike action against Sasol over its new empowerment scheme, Sasol Khanyisa.  

handcuffsTimeslive reports that a Johannesburg licencing examiner was arrested on Tuesday for taking a R5‚000 bribe from a learner driver.  

petrolpumpTimeslive reports that petrol pump attendants have quickly become a favourite among South Africans‚ with many taking to social media to praise their exceptional service.  

edconBloomberg reports that Edcon Holdings Ltd’s latest recovery plan includes closing chains, including Red Square cosmetics and La Senza lingerie, and attempting to lure their customers to its flagship Edgars clothing stores.  

samwu thumb medium80 78ANA reports that the founding president of the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu), Petrus Mashishi, has died, the union advised on Wednesday.  

protestBusinessLive reports that three days ahead of the 2018 Vodacom Durban July at Greyville Racecourse, protest action by horse grooms occurred at Summerveld in Shongweni and Ashburton near Pietermaritzburg.  

cosatuBusinessLive reports that trade union federation Cosatu has defended the much-commented on National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme‚ saying critics were funded lobbyists.  

labourcourtsNews24 reports that the Labour Court on Wednesday ordered that the SA Social Security Agency's (Sassa’s) bid to halt a strike by some of its employees be struck off the roll with costs.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Wednesday, 4 July 2018.

sassaTimeslive reports that the Public Servants Association (PSA) says its members will continue to strike if the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) does not meet their demands.  

saa thumb medium95 76ANA reports that former SA Airways (SAA) chief financial officer (CFO) Phumeza Nhantsi on Wednesday indicated that she had filed a case of unfair dismissal with the CCMA against the national airline.  

JMPDBusinessLive reports that the City of Johannesburg has improved its shift system for metro police and insourced security personnel to reduce fatigue and boost safety.  

graduate thumb100 Daily News reports that about 100 unemployed graduates - some dressed in their academic robes - took to the streets of Durban in a protest march to raise awareness about their lack of employment.  

newsNews24 reports that reported on Wednesday the search for three people was still under way in the Jan du Toit’s River, a few kilometers from Worcester.  

southafricalogoNews24 reports that an employee of Murray & Roberts who worked as an assistant to the construction manager when the Grayston bridge collapsed in 2015 declined to answer some of the questions put to him on Tuesday.