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.

numBusinessLive reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has called for a special board meeting of the Construction Industry Retirement Benefit Fund to discuss the alleged misappropriation of R4.8m.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Wednesday, 3 July 2019.

education90Sowetan reports that South African teachers spend less time on actual teaching and learning compared to their counterparts in countries such as Portugal and Sweden.  

cosatuANA reports that the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) in North West said on Wednesday that there was a growing number of employers who were failing to pay workers’ salaries, both in the private and public sectors.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92ANA reports that the Teaching and Learning International Survey (Talis) has revealed that more than half of South African teachers responded that teaching had not been their first choice.  

joburgcityThe Star reports that City of Johannesburg emergency services are operational in Cosmo City after the recent attack on an ambulance crew, but there could be some delays in assisting patients as precautionary security measures have been put in place.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Mining Weekly reports that on Tuesday the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) called for greater accountability for mine safety and tougher regulation across the mining industry.  

denosa thumb medium60 92Sowetan reports that the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA (Denosa) has rejected a proposal by Gauteng health MEC Bandile Masuku to have Ekurhuleni metro police officers patrol Phola Park Clinic in Thokoza.  

boardroomtableBloomberg reports that according to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), it will be meeting with SA’s top three producers on successive days next week as it starts formal negotiations for a three-year wage deal.  

joburgcityThe Star reports that illegal miners are accused of having damaged a road in Roodepoort so badly that the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) was forced to close it as it was posing a serious risk to motorists.  

newsThe Star reports that the Vodacom Durban July horse race, one of the highlights of the social calendar, might not go ahead as planned this weekend.  

HSFFin24 reports that the Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) says that the introduction of prescribed assets in respect of financial institutions would have a "very real negative impact" on them and on the economy as a whole.  

GEMSNews24 reports that the Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS) will be appealing a North Gauteng High Court ruling on Thursday that granted the Public Protector (PP) jurisdiction over it.  

picNews24 reports that the judicial commission of inquiry into the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) heard on Tuesday that the results of a staff survey had been manipulated to present a false picture of employee satisfaction.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92Cape Argus reports that the Western Cape government's attempts to gain control of passenger rail services in the province received a boost when Gauteng Premier David Makhura announced in his State of the Province Address that Gauteng would also seek control of Metrorail in his province.  

sapsCape Argus reports that Western Cape police commissioner Khombinkosi Jula has reportedly been given until 15 July to vacate his position and has been ordered to resume duty in KwaZulu-Natal.  

tshwane thumb100 Pretoria News reports that nearly four years of fighting for their wages eventually paid off for several employees of the City of Tshwane, who heard last week that they would eventually receive their long-awaited shift allowances.  

prasaNews24Wire reports that the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) announced on Monday that it had dismissed its company secretary, Lindikaya Zide, following a series of investigations.  

strike thumb medium85 85ANA reports that despite the harsh conditions, a number of women were determined to participate in the underground strike at Lanxess Chrome Mine in Rustenburg, North West for change.  

harmonyMining Weekly reports that an employee was killed in a shaft-related incident at Harmony Gold's Kusasalethu mine, near Carletonville, on Friday.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92TimesLIVE reports that a train derailed at Angelo station on the East Rand at about 4.20am on Tuesday, Metrorail Gauteng confirmed.  No injuries were reported.  

OldMutualBL Premium writes that the gloves are off in the battle between Old Mutual and its former CEO Peter Moyo, who has accused the insurer’s chair, former finance minister Trevor Manuel, of being heavily conflicted in overseeing the managed separation of the SA business from its UK operations.  

denosa thumb medium60 92TimesLIVE reports that the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA (Denosa) has withdrawn its members from night-shift duty at the Phola Park Clinic in Thokoza in Ekurhhuleni following a security breach at the health facility on Sunday night.  

crlcommissionTimesLIVE reports that the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL) has offered to mediate in the disciplinary action by the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) against a Muslim member charged with refusing to remove her headscarf.  

numsaBusinessLive reports that according to the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa), it is willing to revisit its demand for higher wages in the automotive sector, which analysts warn would scare away investors and add to SA’s unemployment crisis.  

DisChemBusiness Report writes that Dis-Chem Pharmacies has paid its chief executive Ivan Saltzman a total remuneration package of R12.84-million for the year to end-February – a decline of 21.87% compared with the R16.43m in 2018.  

FoskorCity Press reports that a BEE share ownership plan (Esop) at Foskor, which was valued at more than R350 million, has crashed, leaving the dreams of more than 1,800 employees in tatters.  

DenelCity Press reports that employees at state-owned enterprise Denel are unhappy with the R1.5 million “sign-on” bonus paid to CEO Danie du Toit.  He joined Denel on 14 January and the cash-strapped arms manufacturer paid the money to him as an incentive.  

ambulanceThe Star reports that paramedics have been described as “sitting ducks" following a wave of violent attacks on emergency services personnel across the country in recent weeks.  

protestANA reports that workers affiliated to the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) were due to stage a protest march in Polokwane on Monday and hand over a memorandum to the department of mineral resources and energy, demanding the reopening of the Dilokong chrome mine.