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.

southafricalogoBusinessLive reports that half of the most senior posts at the National Treasury, which are integral to the workings of the government, have been filled by officials only in an acting capacity.  

fikilembalulaEngineering News reports that Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula met over two days last week with the Nedlac Community Constituency and with labour federation Cosatu on issues related to the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP)  

gautengNews24 reports that some 184 Gauteng Department of Health staff members have private businesses that have dealt with government departments including their own.  

labourcourtsBusinessLive reports that on Monday the Labour Court in Johannesburg interdicted the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) from embarking on a strike at Air Chefs.  

Netcare911News24 reports that a construction worker lost a part of his leg in Pretoria North, Gauteng paramedics said on Saturday.  

sabcSunday Independent reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is facing lawsuits to the value of R1.3 billion as it buckles under the pressure of a cash crunch.  

newsBusiness Insider reports that the government and other employers with front-line staff who deal with deaf people could by next week be obliged to provide at least some training in South African Sign Language to large swathes of staff.  

strike thumb medium85 85TimesLIVE reports that air travellers in SA have been warned to pack their own lunch boxes on Monday.  The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) warned on Sunday that there would be no food or catering services on several airlines and in airport lounges due to threatened strike action.  

OldMutualFin24 reports that Old Mutual shareholders are split on whether the insurer should pony up and settle with fired CEO Peter Moyo or run the risk of a R250m damages claim.  

earningsMoneyweb reports that the 4th edition of the 21st Century Executive Pay Barometer, which analyses executive pay within JSE-listed companies, has found that although there have been marginal changes in executive pay trends, the overall picture remained a familiar one.  

gunHeraldLIVE reports that a cash-in-transit security guard was fatally shot while another was wounded during a heist at Boxer Superstores in Motherwell, in Nelson Mandela Bay, on Thursday.  

saa thumb medium95 76Mail & Guardian looks in depth into the string of ongoing and new crises at South African Airways (SAA).  

newsTimesLIVE reports that disgraced judge Nkola Motata will know next week whether he will keep his benefits, over a decade since he was recorded swearing at onlookers after he crashed his car into a Johannesburg garden wall while drunk.  

south32Miningmx reports that community unrest and illegal mining were singled out at the Joburg Indaba on Wednesday as two issues “which had to stop” if SA’s mining sector was to regain its competitive edge.  

sapsTimesLIVE reports that a manhunt is under way after armed robbers attacked the Windsorton police station in the Northern Cape on Wednesday night, tying up the only two officers at the station before raiding the safe for firearms.  

boardroomtableSowetanLive reports that unions representing security guards have urged the government to intervene in their protracted mediation process with their employers to avoid a full-blown security sector strike.  

sapsThe Star reports that police officers have threatened to go on strike over a contentious promotions agreement, which could hamper the police's festive-season crime crackdown.  

medicaldoctorNews24 reports that the Colleges of Medicine of SA hopes an investigation aimed at establishing why so many students failed the recent Fellowship of the College of Surgeons (FCS) exam will be wrapped up before the end of the year.  

handcuffsNews24 reports that two men were expected to appear in the Vredenburg Magistrate's Court in the Western Cape on Friday after they were arrested for vehicle licence fraud and corruption.  

UNTUNews24 reports that the United National Transport Union (Untu) believes that the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) is reckless for allowing trains operated by the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) to stay on the tracks.  

sapsNews24 reports that two police officers, believed to be part of a Post Office break-in on Wednesday evening in Dalton, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), were shot and killed when they opened fire on patrolling law enforcement officers.  

saa thumb medium95 76Fin24 reports that South African Airways (SAA) has suspended its general manager of human resources Vuyi Raseroka.  

ujBusinessLive reports that hundreds of members of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) were expected on Friday to embark on indefinite strike action over salary discrepancies at the University of Johannesburg (UJ).  

MantasheBL Premium reports that mineral resources and energy minister Gwede Mantashe said on Thursday that SA’s mining industry better prepare for protracted court battles on the Mining Charter if it did not accept the document outlining transformation of the sector.  

tshwane thumb100 SowetanLive reports that former Tshwane city manager Moeketsi Mosola walked away with a R4.4m golden handshake following a separation deal with mayor Stevens Mokgalapa.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Miningmx reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) is confident of reaching a wage agreement with Impala Platinum (Implats) and possibly Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) in the near future.  

chrisgriffithMiningmx reports that according to Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) CEO Chris Griffith, foreign investors were concerned about labour in SA because there was this “never-ending threat of labour disruption.”  

saa thumb medium95 76ANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) on Wednesday pledged support for a possible strike by pilots over what they claimed was the lack of leadership at South African Airways (SAA).  

cutifani thumb100 Mining Weekly reports that Mark Cutifani, chief executive of gobal diversified miner Anglo American, has been inducted into the South African Mining Hall of Fame for his contribution to the industry over the last 12 years.  

implatsReuters reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) expects a deal with Impala Platinum over wages soon, the head of the leading platinum mining union said on Wednesday.