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.

amaBhunganeBusinessLive reports that investigative journalist team amaBhungane has discovered that leaked e-mails reveal that sexual harassment of junior female employees by the Gupta brothers was rife.  

sadtu90City Press writes that at least three teaching colleges have been reopened by Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande since plans were first mooted five years ago, but the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) believes it’s not enough.  

santacoBloomberg reports that minibus taxi operators on Thursday suspended plans to strike on 12 July, pending the outcome of talks with Transport Minister Mkhacani Maswanganyi.  

numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Wednesday announced it would oppose AngloGold Ashanti's (AGA’s) retrenchment notice which could leave as many as 8,500 workers jobless.  

boardroomtableTimesLive reports that union leaders and Pretoria Zoo management were due to meet again on Thursday morning in a last-ditch attempt to avert a strike that could affect the feeding of animals and cleaning of enclosures.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 5 July 2017.

minerBusinessLive reports that five years after CEO Barry Kistnasamy was appointed to turn around the Compensation Commission for Occupational Diseases (CCOD), the institution is still grappling with a mammoth claims backlog for mine workers with lung diseases.  

southafricalogoBusinessLive reports that negotiations began on Tuesday between the Department of Home Affairs and three unions on the terms applicable to a new Saturday shift.  

labourcourtsSowetanLive reports that axed Eskom boss Brian Molefe conducted his Labour Court case in bad faith, hence he was slapped with an order to pay the costs for the latest round in the matter.  

goldbarsSowetanLive reports that AngloGold Ashanti’s (AGA’s) planned closure of mining operations is likely to leave towns neighbouring Klerksdorp, businesses and communities in dire straits.  

tshwane thumb100 The Star reports that the fight by security guards contracted to the City of Tshwane took another turn on Tuesday when they marched to the EFF offices in Pretorius Street, accusing the party leaders of being sell-outs.  

SaftueNCA reports that, pointing out that an attack on journalists was an attack on South African citizens, the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) and the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) have called for the protection of journalists.  

ancwlANA reports that the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Wednesday criticised the ANC Women's League (ANCWL) for bringing six male delegates to the party’s policy conference, accusing the league of ''playing into the hands of patriarchy''.  

sabcThe Mercury reports that former Lotus FM jock Ravi Govender says his axing over social media comments about President Jacob Zuma was not warranted and the matter has been blown out of proportion.  

labourcourtsANA reports that the Labour Court on Tuesday postponed the hearing of Brian Molefe’s challenge to his dismissal as Eskom CEO, pending the outcome of high court applications by the DA and the EFF for his re-appointment to be ruled invalid and set aside.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92News24 reports that the family of a Metrorail train driver who was gunned down at a Cape Town train station is still battling to get monthly compensation owed to them approved by the state, 12 months later.  

southafricalogoTimesLive reports that delegates at the ANC policy conference have revived the debate on the creation of a fully-fledged military veterans ministry‚ saying it should be established before the end of the current administration's five-year term in 2019.  

artisan2BusinessTech reports that there is a desperate demand for engineers in Australia, with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) offering higher than average starting salaries and job security for South Africans looking to make the move.  

anglogoldashantiANA reports that the Young Communist League (YCL) in the North West province has come out very strongly against AngloGold Ashanti's (AGA’s) chairperson, Sipho Pityana, over the impending loss of thousands of jobs, saying that the leader of ‘Save SA’ had failed to save jobs at the gold producer.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 4 July 2017.

ancSowetanLive reports that President Jacob Zuma's supporters want ANC leaders to boycott future Cosatu events in retaliation for the federation's decision to ban the president from addressing its meetings.  

SanefNews24 reports that the SA National Editors Forum (Sanef) has applied for an urgent interdict against Andile Mngxitama and his organisation Black First Land First (BLF), which they accuse of intimidation being carried out to quash reports on state capture allegations.  

uasa thumb medium70 84News24 reports that representatives of the United Association of SA (Uasa) and the ATKV were due on Tuesday to continue talks in an attempt to resolve a strike by personnel at the Hartenbos resort.  

westerncape thumb medium80 80Business Report writes that the effect of the drought in the Western Cape could have a major impact on employment in the province’s fruit producing regions if conditions do not improve soon.  

mosebenzizwaneFin24 reports that Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has defended the new Mining Charter and said on Monday that "business should do business" and leave governing and legislative decision-making to government.  

sahrc thumb medium90 90TimesLive reports that the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has expressed grave concern about the targeting and intimidation of journalists by the Black First Land First (BLF) group and the threats by the organisation to protest at the homes and places of worship of members of the media.  

citypowerBusinessLive reports that City Power MD Sicelo Xulu has been immediately released from his contractual duties by the City of Johannesburg entity’s board.  

medicaldoctorTMG Digital reports that poor working conditions are the main reason doctors leave the public sector, while the safety and security of their families is the chief factor that drives them out of the country.  

southafricalogoEWN reports that the Department of Home Affairs has urged the public not to visit its offices on Saturday (1 July) as they will be closed.  This is a result of ongoing discussions and negotiations between the department and labour unions over working hours.  

healthcareBusinessLive writes that Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is resolutely sticking to the government’s ambitious goal of implementing National Health Insurance (NHI) by 2025, despite the dramatic downturn in the economy since the policy was first flighted six years ago.