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.

mpumaSABC News reports that Mpumalanga Premier, David Mabuza has said that international and domestic mining companies were all welcome to absorb Lily Gold Mine near Barberton and continue with its mining business.  

newsSABC News reports that Black First Land First (BLF) and small-scale miners gathered on Friday at the Samaria Informal Settlement in Kimberley in the Northern Cape to discuss the treatment of zama-zama's (illegal miners) by government.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Mining Weekly reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) celebrated Workers Day on Monday with a rally at the Griffons Rugby Stadium, in Welkom, in the Free State.  

citypowerThe Star reports that City Power has warned Johannesburg residents not to allow any person, technician or contractor onto their property without first verifying their credentials with City Power’s risk control unit.  

handcuffsThe New Age reports that an official at the Department of Labour in Tzaneen has been arrested for allegedly demanding a bribe from a construction company owner.  

cosatuThe Citizen writes that the collapse of a Workers’ Day rally in Bloemfontein on Monday, where ANC President Jacob Zuma was booed and shown the door, should serve as a “wake-up call” and showed signs of a crumbling ANC-led tripartite alliance.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92eNCA reports that Metrorail on Tuesday suspended morning peak train services between Johannesburg and Vereeniging – via Midway – after service delivery protesters placed objects on the tracks and set them alight.  

DiamondCorpBusinessLive reports that single-operation, single-commodity resources company DiamondCorp will be putting its listed holding company into administration despite being months away from steady state production.  

joburgcityTMG Digital reports that the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) is recruiting 1‚500 new officers to bolster visible policing and fight crime in the city.  

ambulanceeNCA reports that not everyone celebrated Workers' Day and some Gauteng paramedics met with Gauteng Health MEC, Gwen Ramokgopa, to discuss their safety while on the job.  

boardroomtableCity Press reports that the private security industry has asked for its own bargaining council, which would possibly bring one of SA’s largest sources of employment into the statutory central bargaining system.  

cosatuBusinessLive reports that workers prevented President Jacob Zuma from addressing a Cosatu Workers Day rally in Bloemfontein on Monday.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet from Friday, 28 April 2017 to Monday, 1 May 2017.

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daCity Press reports that the Democratic Alliance’s (DA’s) Alf Lees says the cabin crew strike at SA Airways (SAA) is a symptom of a much deeper crisis at the airline.  

ambulanceCape Argus reports that private emergency medical personnel have not been spared from attacks by members of the public, with one company having been targeted 10 times in two years.  

mildredoliphantThe Citizen reports that new dads could get more days of paternity leave off and may even get to dig into their Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), a privilege only available to fired employees.  

sadtu90EWN reports that the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) says it agrees with those unions that believe President Jacob Zuma shouldn’t address labour federation Cosatu’s May Day rally.  

labourcourtsBusinessLive reports that the SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) said on Friday that it had decided not to proceed yet with a review of an interdict against strike action at South African Airways (SAA).  

ictITWeb reports that the South African IT sector has seen the most year-on-year growth in the number of advertised roles among all other sectors.  

implatsBusinessLive reports that Impala Platinum (Implats) said a year of disruptions and missed production targets meant it could be forced to lay off nearly a quarter of its 4,500-strong workforce at its Marula mine.  

cosatuIOL News reports that pressure is mounting on Cosatu to make a final decision on whether to allow President Zuma to address the labour federation’s annual May Day rally in Bloemfontein on Monday.  

saa thumb medium95 76TMG Digital/BusinessLIVE report that SA Airways (SAA) said on Thursday its flight schedule had returned to normal after industrial action by cabin crew was brought to an end by a court interdict on Wednesday.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 26 April and Thursday, 27 April 2017

angloamericanANA reports that Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) reported on Wednesday that a mineworker had died from injuries suffered in a fall-of-ground related incident at the company’s Tumela Mine in the Thabazimbi District in Limpopo.  

zumaEWN reports that Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini says President Jacob Zuma is welcome to address the union federation’s May Day rally in his capacity as president of the African National Congress (ANC).  

saa thumb medium95 76EWN reports that South African Airways (SAA) board chairperson Dudu Myeni has directed the airline’s management to urgently deal with the issues raised by striking cabin crew.  

news shutterstockIn our Wednesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Tuesday, 25 April 2017.

ilo thumb medium90 81Modern working environments pose greater risks to workers, and to alert workers to such dangers, the Department of Labour will be hosting a campaign to celebrate the World Day for Safety and Health at Work.  

Rhodes UniversityANA reports that the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) and the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) on Tuesday handed over a memorandum to the top management of Rhodes University regarding wage negotiations.