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.

sandf thumb medium90 89News24 reports that the name of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) soldier who was shot and killed by a colleague in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was Private Nomathemba Ngeleka, a mother of one.  

protestTimesLive reports that Gauteng police have arrested 29 people for public violence during a meter taxi and truck strike on routes to OR Tambo International Airport on Friday.  

suninternationalBusinessLive reports that the dismissal of three shop stewards who participated in an unprotected strike following the notorious Gupta wedding at Sun City in 2013 has been held to be substantively fair by the Labour Court.  

uberBusinessLive reports that Uber driver-partners will start to receive perks in the form of fuel rebates and cellphone deals‚ which will help reduce their operating costs.  Other benefits will include car maintenance support and health insurance.  

RBPlatBloomberg reports that Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBM) was ordered on Thursday by mining inspectors to suspend operations at its North shaft.  

handcuffsTimesLive reports that four officials were arrested in Soweto on Thursday in an anti-corruption crackdown dubbed Operation Domino for allegedly facilitating the issuing of fraudulent roadworthy certificates in respect of vehicles that had not been tested.  

strike thumb medium85 85TimesLive reports that police have been called in to guard the Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital in Vosloorus, Gauteng.  The move came after the staff at the hospital on Wednesday held marches within the facility and chased away management.  

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that a man who was arrested in connection with the shooting of a member of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) told the Brits Magistrate's Court on Thursday that he had no knowledge of the charges brought against him.  

daEWN reports that the Democratic Alliance’s (DA’s) shadow MEC for education in Gauteng, Khume Ramulifho, has called on the premier to set up a commission of inquiry to investigate sexual assault cases at schools in the province.  

BankservAfricaBusinessLive reports that real disposable take-home pay shrank for the first time in seven months on a year-on-year basis due to higher inflation in September 2017.  

southafricalogoBusiness Report writes that the National Treasury on Wednesday pleaded for a “fair and reasonable compromise” between the government and state employees in the current round of wage talks, charging that this was in the public interest.  

Solidarity2Fin24 reports that trade union Solidarity on Wednesday expressed concern after Wim de Klerk, CEO of steel producer ArcelorMittal SA (AMSA), announced his retirement at the end of January 2018.  

earningsBusinessLive reports that Woolworths Holdings’ decision to reduce the weighting of total shareholder return (TSR) in calculating long-term incentives for its executives has sparked fears that the executives are not expecting a recovery in the share price.  

healthcareBusinessLive reports that the Treasury has delayed plans to set up a National Health Insurance (NHI) fund‚ saying it wants advice from the Davis tax committee on the feasibility of proposals to adjust the medical tax credits to finance it.  

farming thumb medium80 84TimesLive reports that the Western Cape is facing a jobs bloodbath, with 50‚000 workers in the agriculture sector in the region estimated to be in line to lose their jobs due to the drought.  

er24News24 reports that a man’s body was retrieved from a grain silo on a farm outside Springs on the East Rand on Tuesday morning.  

samwu thumb medium80 78ANA reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) on Wednesday said that it was opposed to the plan by government to sell its Telkom shares, and was standing firm against the privatisation of state assets.  

SANParksSABC News reports that scores of tourists enroute to the Kruger National Park's Orpen gate through the R531 were left disappointed after they were forced to turn back and use other entrances to the park.  

southafricalogoThe Citizen reports that Judge Hans Fabricius on Wednesday ruled in the High Court in Pretoria that former Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize had lacked the authority to suspend director-general Mkhuseli Apleni and declared that his suspension was unconstitutional and of no force and effect.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Bloomberg reports that platinum producer Lonmin should have its operations suspended in SA after years of failing to comply with its social and labour commitments, according to the community living around its mines.  

southafricalogoThe Department of Labour Inspection and Enforcement Services (IES) branch will be hosting a session on employment equity (EE) with private and public sector employers and organised labour to establish why it is difficult to comply with EE legislation.  

SaftuANA reports that the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) said on Tuesday that it was expecting “business as usual” from Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s mini-budget and added that he was part of the country’s economic problems.  

panafricanBusinessLive reports that the directors of Pan African Resources (PAR) are at their wits’ end with disruption caused by 30 people at the site of their R1.7bn Elikhulu tailings project.  

Solidarity2Mining Weekly reports that trade union Solidarity on Tuesday submitted an urgent application to the Labour Court requesting a ruling regarding the validity of platinum producer Lonmin’s withdrawal of Solidarity’s recognition rights.  

gautengThe Citizen reports that Gauteng’s education department has still not appointed markers for this year’s matric exam papers, with unions expressing their worry about the delay because thousands of pupils have already started writing the exams.  

gunTimesLIve reports that police have launched a manhunt for a group of men who shot and killed a meter-taxi driver in Pine Avenue‚ Ferndale on Monday.  

PsetaBusinessLive reports that President Jacob Zuma has signed a proclamation allowing the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to look into allegations of unlawful and irregular transactions at the Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority (PSETA).  

handcuffsNews24 reports that an alleged cop killer remains behind bars after appearing in the Louis Trichardt Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.  

saa thumb medium95 76IOL News reports that South African Airways (SAA) has confirmed that its managers will not receive salary increases this year due to the financial constraints currently facing the embattled airliner.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 24 October 2017.