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.

sabcNews24 reports that the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has hit back at the Sunday Times following its report that the public broadcaster's board resolved at a meeting in October to use the State Security Agency (SSA) to "manage leaks".  

ComairNews24 reports that a former Comair flight attendant is questioning how he lost his job as a cabin crew member after engaging in what he thought was an honest conversation with a colleague.  

Tzaneen logoSunday Independent reports that the Greater Tzaneen Municipality in Limpopo has suspended its municipal manager, Serapelo Matlala, for taking a hardline stance against tender fraud, corruption and irregularities worth millions of rand.  

prasaGroundUp reports that last week saw several train stations and substations hit by vandalism, theft and burning in Gauteng.  The affected stations included Park, Maraisburg, Doornfontein and Germiston.  

popcruNews24 reports that allegations of witness intimidation have surfaced in the bail application of three men accused of hatching a plot to assassinate senior members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru).  

arcelormittalNews24 reports that dozens of Saldanha steel workers picketed in front of the West Coast plant on Thursday chanting "We want steel, we want steel!"  

saa thumb medium95 76EWN reports that a task team set up to find money for staff salaries at South African Airways (SAA) said on Friday it would start its work in two weeks’ time.  

sapsews24 reports that national police commissioner General Khehla John Sitole has condemned the killing of two police officers who died on Saturday night.  

CapeTownlogoThe Citizen reports that the City of Cape Town’s transport directorate will receive R300 million in grant funding from the government of the Netherlands over the next five to ten years, to improve public transport for commuters from two of the city’s townships, Khayelitsha and Nyanga.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92News24 reports that seven teachers and one administrator, who faced allegations of sexual misconduct, have been expelled by the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) department of education.  

handshake thumb medium90 90EWN and BusinessLive report that on Saturday South African Airways (SAA) assured passengers that flights were operating on schedule, a day after employees agreed to return to work following a crippling wage strike.  

saa thumb medium95 76BusinessLive reports that cash-strapped national carrier South African Airways (SAA) says it will not be able to pay staff salaries for November on the normal scheduled payment dates. 

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Thursday, 21 November 2019.

handcuffsBusinessLive reports that Ntandazo Vimba, CEO of the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (Misa), was arrested by the Hawks on Thursday morning.  

seifsaFinancial Mail writes that low domestic demand and a depressed global market are taking their toll on SA’s steel sector — and no easy answers seem on hand to offer relief.  Steel’s woes have left a trail of job losses.  

eskomFin24 reports that according to Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu, new Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter will bring significant international experience and turnaround skills necessary to carry out interventions at Eskom.  

handcuffsTimesLIVE reports that a 30-year-old Mpumalanga teacher is behind bars for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old pupil.  

SolidarityBusinessLive reports that trade union Solidarity lodged court papers on Thursday requesting that South African Airways (SAA) be placed in business rescue.  The Companies Act allows trade unions to bring such an application.  

boardroomtableTimesLIVE reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) were on Thursday still engaged in wage talks with South African Airways (SAA).  

saa thumb medium95 76Reuters reports that South African Airways (SAA) has nearly no cash left and might miss salary payments this month, even as a crippling six-day strike has pushed the state-owned airline to the brink of financial collapse.  

gautengNews24 reports that a Johannesburg building, in which a blaze claimed the lives of three firemen in September 2018, will soon be no more.  

popcruNews24 reports that Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) Chief Executive Officer, Zwelinkosi Reuben Mdletshe, and another man appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on allegations of conspiring to kill senior Popcru members.  

healthcareNews24 reports that a 24-year-old man posing as a medical student and working at Mamelodi Hospital was only caught out after his friend snitched on him following a fallout.  

pravingordanMining Weekly reports that Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has refuted suggestions that government was interfering with the work of boards and executives at State-owned companies, such as Eskom, but has also indicated that he will not stand by should decisions be made that lead to significant job losses.  

saa thumb medium95 76BusinessLive reports that a secondary strike that could affect airline catering is on the cards, as talks between unions and South African Airways (SAA) remained deadlocked on Wednesday.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Wednesday, 20 November 2019.

presidencyBusinessTech reports that all government departments and their components have been directed to stop the practice of requiring certified copies of documents not older than three months to accompany applications for employment.  

saa thumb medium95 76TimesLIVE reports that a secondary strike that could have an impact on catering in the aviation sector is on the cards, as talks between unions and South African Airways (SAA) remained deadlocked on Wednesday.  

CCMAIn a letter to the editor, MP and well-known labour analyst and lawyer Michael Bagraim writes that the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has performed beyond expectation.  

houseBusinessLive reports that cabinet ministers and their deputies, who each earn up to R2.4m a year and are tasked with driving the government’s user-pay principle, are failing to keep up with relatively cheap rentals for their lavish ministerial homes.