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.

samwu thumb medium80 78eNCA reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) has rejected reports that its members were involved in setting the Mangaung City Hall on fire.  

numsaANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) said on Wednesday that wage negotiations in the engineering sector have deadlocked after the union rejected the 5.3% wage increase offered made by employers earlier this month.  

MangaungNews24 reports that a battle erupted in Bloemfontein on Wednesday after more than 1,000 members of the South African Municipal Workers Union allegedly set fire to the city hall.  

protestEWN reports that Johannesburg law enforcement officers are bracing for a busy day on Thursday ahead of an expected march by metered taxi drivers.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 21 June 2017.

mosebenzizwaneBusinessLive reports that the controversy dogging the revised Mining Charter continued on Tuesday with Minerals Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane claiming that he had consulted his colleagues in the ANC "up to its top six officials" and that “all of them agreed with this charter.”  

Stats SABusinessLive reports that consumer inflation remained within the Reserve Bank's 3%-6% target range in May, with the consumer price index (CPI) ticking up to 5.4%, from 5.3% in April.  

ManufacturingCircleEngineering News reports that manufacturing industry body, the Manufacturing Circle, believes one-million new jobs could be created if the manufacturing sector’s share of gross domestic product (GDP) was restored.  

protestBusiness Report writes that the taxi industry, whose protests last week resulted in many of the streets around Johannesburg and Midrand becoming gridlocked, is planning to embark on a national strike and protests next month.  

SibanyeThe Citizen reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has lodged a formal appeal over the dismissal of mineworkers by Sibanye Gold at its Cooke operations in Westonaria.  

sabcTimesLive reports that former SA Broadcasdting Corporation (SABC) COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng will be fighting his dismissal from the public broadcaster and will apparently submit a legal challenge by the end of the week.  

comANA reports that the Chamber of Mines (COM) said on Tuesday that a group of its office bearers met a delegation from the ANC, at the Chamber’s request, to discuss the amended 2017 Mining Charter.  

ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107TimesLive reports that the body of a construction worker who on Monday fell down a hole that he and his colleagues had dug in Etwatwa‚ Daveyton‚ has been recovered.  

nursing thumb medium90 93BusinessLive reports that thousands of nursing students across SA have to rewrite their bridging course examinations after it emerged that question papers were leaked.  

UNTUCape Argus reports that train drivers belonging to the United National Transport Union (Untu) will no longer be working on the notorious Central Line between Langa and Cape Town.  

numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has announced that a strike at Msobo Coal mine in Mpumalanga that started on Tuesday has come to end after the company withdrew its letter of resignation from the Chamber of Mines.  

gautengeNCA reports that Gauteng health authorities will be holding a special meeting to resolve problems affecting forensic pathology assistants in the province.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 20 June 2017.

metrorail thumb medium90 92News24 reports that Metrorail confirmed on Tuesday that another train has been torched in Cape Town due to apparent commuter frustration.  

benchmarksMining Weekly reports that the Board of the Bench Marks Foundation (BMF) said on Tuesday that the new Mining Charter was the flawed outcome of inadequate consultation with communities and warned that the document was poised to worsen stakeholder relations.  

SaftuFin24 reports that the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) said on Tuesday that changing the SA Reserve Bank’s (SARB’s) mandate to support growth was not a viable solution and it should be nationalised instead.  

labourcourtsNetwerk24 reports that 17 judges’ clerks have succeeded with their urgent application in the Labour Court in Johannesburg to get their posts declared full-time.  

saa thumb medium95 76Moneyweb writes that it has established that SA Airways (SAA) paid managers’ salaries on 25 May from a VAT refund, while the rest of staff were paid on 27 May from a loan the airline secured.  

strike thumb medium85 85Caxton News Service reports that the strike by mortuary employees that began on 8 June in Johannesburg, subsequently spreading into various parts of Gauteng, has continued into its second week.  

comFin24 reports that the African National Congress (ANC) was expected to meet the Chamber of Mines (COM) on Tuesday concerning the amended Mining Charter.  

newsTimesLive reports that a construction worker is believed to be dead after falling into a hole he and his colleagues had dug in Etwatwa‚ Daveyton, on Monday morning.  

eskomThe Star writes that conflicting reports on whether the man accused of killing Thembisile Yende was a senior Eskom employee have emerged following a breakthrough in the murder case.  

prasaNews24 reports that the National Transport Movement (NTM) and the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) have warned of mass action unless those implicated in a web of corruption at the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) are brought to book.  

satawu thumb medium90 101eNCA reports that the Department of Home Affairs has presented evidence proving that Zenzo Mahlangu, general secretary of the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu), had been in South Africa illegally.  

sapu thumb medium80 79BusinessLive reports that the South African Policing Union (Sapu) has urged acting crime-intelligence chief Maj-Gen Pat Mokushane to withdraw a directive moving crime intelligence officers to police stations.