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.

nursing thumb medium90 93The Star reports that staff members at a Johannesburg nursing college live in fear, following delays to the issuing of certificates to former students.  

newsThe Star reports that millions of rand in alleged “unlawful looting” of the police’s medical scheme Polmed have drawn the ire of scores of police officers, who have slammed the level of coverage received.  

RTMCNews24 reports that eight licensing officials have been arrested for allegedly running a licensing fee avoidance side-hustle that has cost the Mpumalanga government R67m.  

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 23 August 2019.

eskomFin24 reports that the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF) has confirmed that it received no payment on Thursday from former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe for the more than R10m he was paid by the fund.  

numsaANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has condemned employer organisations led by the Fuel Retailers Association of Southern Africa (FRA) and the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) for refusing to engage meaningfully with wage demands.  

sabcCity Press reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has filed papers in the Labour Court to sack 28 staffers who were promoted or appointed irregularly during the time of former chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng.  

SolidarityEngineering News reports that trade union Solidarity’s legal team on Friday gave the sheriff instruction to seize goods at Brian Molefe’s property in Cornwall Estate, Pretoria.  

denosa thumb medium60 92SABC News reports that the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA (Denosa) in Limpopo is concerned about the safety of its members following a shooting incident at the Polokwane provincial hospital.  

angloamericanSABC News reports that Tsholofelo Mankuroane, a truck operator at Anglo American’s Kumba Iron Ore in the Northern Cape, views her career of being a woman in the mining industry as living a bold, courageous and flexible life.  

eskomFin24 reports that Eskom extended an olive branch to labour unions on Friday in a bid to help rescue the struggling state-owned power utility.  

cosatuFin24 reports that according to labour federation Cosatu, both public and private funds should be required to invest in government bonds for the development of the state, but there should be conditions attached to the investments to prevent looting and to ensure depositors were protected.  

eskomBloomberg reports that according to state-owned power utility Eskom, it will take as long as three to five years to comply with the government’s plan to split the company into three separate units as part of a rescue plan.  

sandf thumb medium90 89GroundUp reports that last week members of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) accompanied police to safeguard Eskom workers who were removing illegal electricity connections into Qandu-qandu informal settlement in Khayelitsha.  

legalaidsaNews24 reports that according to Legal Aid SA, its employees have suspended their strike action until further notice.  

strike thumb medium85 85Fin24 reports that according to the General Industries Workers Union of SA, unionised workers in the glass sector will down their tools on Monday.  

SARSBusinessLive reports that the clean-up of the SA Revenue Service (Sars) by the tax agency’s commissioner, Edward Kieswetter, has gathered pace with the suspension of IT executive Mmamathe Makhekhe-Mokhuane over allegations of serious misconduct.  

protestOFM News reports that increasing attacks on emergency medical services (EMS) personnel and poor working conditions in the Free State came under the spotlight when hundreds of EMS workers took their frustrations to the streets of Bloemfontein on Wednesday.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Thursday, 22 August 2019.

CapeTownlogoNews24 reports that suspended City of Cape Town transport executive director Melissa Whitehead has resigned after being found guilty on two charges at a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday.  

legalaidsaBusinessLive reports that justice and correctional services minister Ronald Lamola has moved to avoid debilitating industrial action that could have resulted in a total shutdown of all Legal Aid SA offices in the country.  

strike thumb medium85 85The Citizen reports that the Johannesburg School for Autism was brought to a standstill on Wednesday after teachers belonging to the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) downed tools in their second strike in two weeks.  

sapsTimesLIVE reports that a police sergeant and two constables appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on charges of corruption, theft and defeating the ends of justice.  

employment thumb100 Moneyweb reports that construction work on the new R200 million Durban Cruise Terminal will commence in November and is due to be completed in 2021.  

Stats SABusiness Report writes that July's headline inflation rate (CPI) marked the eighth consecutive month that year-on-year consumer prices were at or below the midpoint of the target range of the SA Reserve Bank (Sarb).  

handcuffsTimesLIVE reports that a KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) police constable has been arrested for allegedly soliciting a R7,000 bribe.  

gavel thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that four men have been found guilty of murdering Captain Nkosenye Welcome Ntombela in an armed robbery in KwaZulu-Natal in 2016.  

healthcareBusinessLive reports that according to consultancy Elsabé Klinck & Associates, medical scheme administrators are overstepping the mark in their fraud investigations into healthcare professionals.  

MineralsCouncilSABL Premium reports that employers in the coal industry have withdrawn from the centralised bargaining process under the auspices of the Minerals Council SA (MCSA) and have informed trade unions that wages will be negotiated at company level in the future.  

OldMutualBusinessLive reports that Old Mutual, which is under pressure from shareholders to end its bruising public battle with Peter Moyo, says it has issued the previously axed CEO with a further notice terminating his employment.