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.

parliamentBusinessLive reports that Parliament’s portfolio committee on justice and correctional services has expressed concern about the failure to fill critical posts in the cluster.  

UNTUBusiness Report writes that the United National Transport Union (UNTU) and the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) on Monday submitted their consolidated wage demands to Transnet for a 12% salary increase for each of the next three years.  

irrTimesLive writes that the changing structure of SA’s labour market means the country is unlikely to see any reduction in its high levels of unemployment.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90EWN reports that trade union Solidarity says it will approach platinum producer Lonmin by Wednesday to communicate its members' grievances around the treatment of skilled employees and what it says is the preferential treatment of members of the Association of Mineworkers and the Construction Union (Amcu) by the company.  

NTAANA reports that taxi commuters in Tshwane have been warned to find alternative means of transportation on Wednesday, with the National Taxi Alliance (NTA) expected to forge ahead with its planned protest against government.  

angloamerican fullANA reports that Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) on Monday reported a death at one of its mines in Rustenburg in the North West province.  

sapsANA reports that a police captain was shot dead on Monday and another policeman wounded, while others were robbed of their service firearms, during a robbery at a filling station in KwaMhlanga, Mpumalanga.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 6 November 2017.

GEPFBusiness Times reports that jittery members of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) are considering resigning from the fund to get hold of their retirement savings for fear of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) falling victim to ‘state capture’.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Reuters reports that embattled platinum producer Lonmin was due on Monday to unveil new health and road projects in a ceremony that will be overshadowed by its latest share price collapse.  

FordBusiness Report writes that hundreds of new direct and indirect jobs are expected to be created by a new R3bn investment by the Ford Motor Company of SA (FMCSA) to further increase the manufacturing capacity of its Silverton plant in Pretoria.  

southafricalogoSunday Tribune reports that suspensions of no more than two months are all the 11 public works officials charged with flouting procurement procedures in the controversial security upgrades at President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla private residence got.  

implatsheadgear smlThe Citizen reports that according to the Chamber of Mines of SA (COM), at least 76 mineworkers have been killed and 2,156 miners sustained serious injuries since the beginning of this year.  

protestThe Star reports that the National Taxi Association (NTA) plans to go on strike on Wednesday and has warned commuters to make alternative plans on that day.  

Sibanye StillwaterANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) West Cluster were expected to march to Sibanye-Stillwater in Westonaria at noon on Monday to demand that the precious metals producer reverse plans to cut jobs.  

sabcEWN reports that the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers’ Union (Bemawu) is trying to resume its strike over salaries at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) after it was forced to abandon the action last week.  

sandf thumb medium90 89Daily News reports that the body of a soldier who was allegedly shot and killed by her boyfriend while on a peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was handed over to her family at Air Force Base Waterkloof on Saturday.  

UguIOL News reports that the KwaZulu-Natal government has stepped in to resolve a stand-off between the Ugu District Municipality and disgruntled workers who were allegedly sabotaging the water supply to some South Coast towns.  

numBusiness Report writes that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has called for an investigation into rising fatalities in the mining industry after two mineworkers died last week at AngloGold Ashanti’s (AGA’s) Mponeng mine.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet from Friday, 3 November to Sunday, 5 November 2017.

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Miningmx reports that a pilot study commissioned last year by platinum producer Lonmin acknowledged that sexual harassment of female employees at the company’s facilities, near Rustenburg, was “common and pervasive”.  

popcruSunday Independent reports that the unambiguous message given by the Police, Prisons and Civil Rights Union (Popcru) to the SA Communist Party (SACP) on Saturday was that the party must purge the capture of the ANC and Luthuli House by the Guptas or be on its own politically.  

VantageGoldfieldsCity Press reports that Mpumalanga’s Lily Mine will remain closed for now, contrary to reports of a R319 million cash injection from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).  

amcu thumb medium80 81City Press reports that two former Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) members claim the union is running a well-managed project to kill rivals and rule the North West platinum belt.  

ManufacturingCircleeNCA reports that the manufacturing sector says it remains a job-creating engine in the economy, with the Manufacturing Circle to launch its Map to a Million plan soon, which will outline a plan to create one-million direct jobs over a 10-year period.  

UguThe Independent on Saturday reports that disgruntled members of the SA Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) have been holding KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) South Coast residents to ransom, cutting water supplies from Hibberdene to Port Edward.  

transnetlogo thumb100 Sunday Tribune reports that a trainee marine pilot fell into rough seas and drowned while trying to board a sailing vessel last week.  

sapsThe Citizen reports that a man in his 30s sustained fatal injuries when he was attacked by two dogs at about 8am on Friday at an address along Muir Avenue in Brakpan, Ekurhuleni.  

earningsBusiness Report writes that union rivalry came to the fore again last week when SA’s labour unions reacted differently to the R20 an hour national minimum wage (NMW) approved by cabinet.  

handcuffsEWN reports that a former 34-year-old female employee at the Department of Home Affairs has been arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Anti-Corruption Unit for issuing allegedly fraudulent permits.