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.

newsPretoria News reports that approximately 300 young people have been crammed inside a house at Wonderpark in Pretoria after being scammed by a man claiming to be in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF).  

ramaphosaBusinessLive reports that on Tuesday, S’dumo Dlamini, president of labour federation Cosatu, in effect issued Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa with a laundry list of demands should he become SA’s next leader.  

santacoNews24 reports that the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) has reiterated that members might stage a national taxi strike in July if a meeting with government representatives does not go in their favour.  

numsaEngineering News reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has confirmed its participation in further meetings with employers in the metals and engineering sector to resolve a wage dispute.  

mosebenzizwaneANA reports that Minister of Mineral Resources, Mosebenzi Zwane, said on Tuesday that he had noted the actions taken by the Chamber of Mines in applying for an urgent interdict to halt the implementation of the 2017 Mining Charter.  

satawu thumb medium90 101eNCA reports that the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) has advised that two of its members employed by Prasa (the Passenger Rail Agency of SA) were stoned by commuters at Nancefield Station in Soweto on Monday morning.  

saa thumb medium95 76TimesLive reports that the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca)‚ which represents 1‚300 South African Airways (SAA) cabin crew members‚ has slammed government for failing to act on reports revealing more than R1.8-billion in tender irregularities at SAA.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 27 June 2017.

eskomNews24 reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) can intervene in former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s Labour Court reinstatement application, it was ruled on Tuesday.  

nehawu80News24 reports that the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) has decried South Africa’s constitutional democracy, claiming it was not compatible with the idea of democracy.  

Stats SAFin24 reports that according to data released by Statistics SA on Tuesday, employment shrank by 48,000 jobs during the first quarter of the year.  

mosebenzizwaneReuters reports that Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said on Tuesday that those opposed to the 2017 Mining Charter were opposing transformation.  

newsDispatchLive reports that an East London man is lucky to be alive after walls of the building he was digging inside came tumbling down, burying him inside the hole he was digging.  

eskomTimesLive reports that slain Eskom employee Thembisile Yende was going to expose illegal dealings in copper involving her alleged killer, David Ngwenya.  

cosatuBusinessLive reports that Mzwandile Makwayiba, president of the National Health Education and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu), says the dysfunctional state of affiliates will sound a death knell for labour federation Cosatu.  

comBusinessLive reports that on Monday, the Chamber of Mines of SA (COM) launched a legal broadside at Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane and his department over the new Mining Charter.  

southafricalogoANA reports that the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) said on Monday that 13 of its officials had been served with notices of suspension following the leaking of images showing scantily clad women dancing with inmates at the Johannesburg Prison.  

prasaCaxton News Service reports that the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) is operating on manual authorisation at various signals in Gauteng, in effect breaching the prohibition directive issued against it by the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) on 2 June.  

sandf thumb medium90 89TimesLive reports that permanent members of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) will receive adjustments to their salaries if a recommendation in a notice gazetted by the Department of Defence Force on Friday last week is approved.  

eskomM&G reports that former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe will this week argue that the ruling ANC usurped the power of a cabinet minister in having him summarily dismissed from the state-owned power utility.  

tshwane thumb100 The Citizen reports that hundreds of security guards contracted by the City of Tshwane demanding permanent employment and outstanding wages marched to the newly built Tshwane House on Monday.  

blsa thumb medium70 98BusinessLive reports that in a rare show of unity, labour federation Cosatu and Business Leadership SA (BLSA) have called for urgent action against state capture and "other elements" threatening economic stability in SA.  

hospersaBusinessLive reports that a court order stopping the national rewrites of nursing bridging course exams this week was granted to the Health and Other Service Personnel Trade Union of SA (Hospersa) on Monday.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 26 June 2017.

nehawu80The New Age reports that Mzwandile Makwayiba, president of the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu), said on Sunday that he had high hopes of returning to the helm of the union.  

newsNews24 reports that the premises of the SA Nursing Council (SANC) were set alight, property was damaged and staff members were intimidated on Friday, the council confirmed on Monday.  

amcu thumb medium80 81TimesLive reports that Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) president Joseph Mathunjwa has handed over a house to the family of the late Mgcineni Noki‚ who became the face of the platinum wage strike at Marikana five years ago.  

SibanyeReuters reports that precious metals producer Sibanye Gold said its Cooke operations west of Johannesburg would remain closed on Monday, almost three weeks after workers downed tools in a wildcat strike.  

amcu thumb medium80 81EWN reports that Joseph Mathunjwa, president of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), has indicated that the union does not support the 2017 Mining Charter on the basis that the department tasked with implementing it was dysfunctional.  

meibcEngineering News reports that the management committee of the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) has agreed to appoint a sub-committee to try to resolve the disputes declared by trade unions and employers in the metals and engineering sector.