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.

nehawu80EWN reports that members affiliated to the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) insist that they will remain outside the Union Buildings until government responds to their demands.  

sactwuGroundUp reports that the Southern African Clothing and Textiles Workers Union (Sactwu) is challenging the dismissal of about 73 workers following a protest over unpaid Covid-19 relief funds.  

BankservAfricaThe Star reports that according to the latest BankservAfrica’s Take-Home Pay and Private Pensions index, the number of take-home salaries fell by nearly 35% in July compared with the same month a year before.  

handcuffsThe Citizen reports that police on Friday confirmed that a man had been arrested for alleged public violence and malicious damage to property after a group of fired grooms stormed Fairview race yard stables in Port Elizabeth in a protest on Thursday.  

SweepSouthSowetanLive reports that a study into the living conditions of domestic workers has found that most of them are facing serious financial pressure as their costs have risen substantially while their income decreased during the national Covid-19 lockdown.  

saa thumb medium95 76Business Report writes that employees at South African Airways (SAA) have called on the government to make good on its promise to provide funding of R10.5-billion to prevent the liquidation of the state-owned airline.  

AgriSETAEngineering News reports that the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has partnered with the Agricultural Sector Education and Training Authority (AgriSeta) to provide artisan development training to 400 Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) participants.  

kznlogo thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that KwaZulu-Natal's (KZN’s) tourism and hospitality industry is on the road to recovery with some leisure accommodation venues already booked to capacity.  

nedlacBusiness Times reports that government departments and trade unions will have to buy local in terms of an economic recovery action plan agreed upon last week at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac).  

education90Sowetan reports that Mokhudu Cynthia Machaba was recently announced as one of the top 10 finalist in the annual Global Teacher Prize.  

nehawu80News24 reports that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union's (Nehawu’s) NEC was set on Monday to protest outside the Union Buildings to get President Cyril Ramaphosa to respond "adequately and positively" to demands submitted earlier this month.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92News24 reports that as SA moved to Level 1 of the Covid-19 lockdown, teachers who were on comorbidity absence and those over the age of 60 who had been working from home were expected to return to work from Monday.  

newsBusiness Times reports that an acrimonious and prolonged dispute over seats has "paralysed" the Motor Industry Bargaining Council (Mibco), with the industry unable to implement a three-year wage agreement that should already be in its second year of implementation.  

uctSunday Independent reports that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) has called for the removal of University of Cape Town (UCT) vice-chancellor, Mamokgethi Phakeng, over her perceived silence on racism and sexism on campus, as well the university’s slow transformation process under her watch.  

InvestecBL Premium reports that Investec became the first local banking group to propose job cuts after announcing on Tuesday it would be shedding 210 jobs in its UK banking operation as part of efforts to streamline and simplify the group.  

newsWe apologise for the break in labour news postings since Monday.  This was due to a system problem that proved to be difficult to detect and resolve.  But, we are up and running as usual again.

protestNews24 reports that as the nationwide Clicks shutdown by the EFF drew to a close last week, another picket was held on Friday, this time outside a BMW dealership in Cape Town.  

denosa thumb medium60 92News24 reports that according to the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA (Denosa), if nurses' salaries do not increase and if their working conditions do not drastically improve, SA’s healthcare system will fail.  

ConCourtEWN reports that the families of three miners whose bodies were never recovered after they were trapped underground at the Lily Gold Mine in Mpumalanga are hoping that a Constitutional Court (ConCourt) challenge against the government and mine management will help bring them closure.  

harmonyMining Weekly reports that an employee of Harmony Gold Mining's Doornkop mine has died of his injuries following an underground drilling-related incident on 10 September.  

samwu thumb medium80 78BusinessLive reports that SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) president John Dlamini died on Thursday morning after a short illness.  

bhpBloomberg reports that BHP is to link a portion of bonus payments for CEO Mike Henry and key leaders to progress by the world’s top miner on lowering greenhouse gas emissions at both its own operations and those of its customers.  

graduate thumb100 The Citizen reports that Jabu Mashamaite, deputy manager of corporate services at the Mogalakwena local municipality in Limpopo, has been accused of misrepresenting his qualifications when he was appointed some four years ago.   

FronemanMiningmx reports that two years ago Neal Froneman thought Sibanye-Stillwater might be in financial trouble following a series of fatal accidents in his company’s gold mines.  

daThe Citizen reports that the Democratic Alliance’s (DA’s) national oversight tour to healthcare facilities uncovered severe staff shortages, lack of critical care beds and Gauteng spending millions on procuring personal protective equipment (PPE) from companies that did not comply with regulations or simply failed to deliver.  

newsThe Star reports that findings contained in a recently-released study conducted by academics from the City, University of London indicate that 57.5% of South African women and 38% of women from Nigeria have experienced sexual harassment in the respective countries’ newsrooms.  

saa thumb medium95 76BL Premium reports that the business rescue practitioners (BRPs) for South African Airways (SAA) have called time in the ongoing rescue saga, warning that if government funding to restart the state-owned airline is not in hand by next week, they will be forced to go back to the drawing board.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Thursday, 10 September 2020.

newsTimesLIVE reports that dramatic video footage has emerged of the moment a Polokwane municipal worker who had locked himself inside a truck drove over a municipal law-enforcement officer, killing him.  

durbanDaily News reports that the People Mover bus strike in Durban was short lived as employees returned to work by midday on Wednesday.