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.

numThe National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has announced the names of the leaders elected at its 16th national congress held last week in Boksburg.  

sabcSABC News reports that according to the Media Workers’ Association of SA (Mwasa), the new group executive appointments made at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) should be welcomed.  

SaftuEWN reports that the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) has called on Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor to immediately intervene in the dispute between staff and management at the Walter Sisulu University (WSU).  

parliamentEWN reports that Deputy President David Mabuza told Parliament on Monday that the national minimum wage (NMW) implementation date would be announced and publicised in “due course”.  

protestPretoria News reports that the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) has slammed proposed legislation aimed at banning protests outside schools and institutions of learning and care for minor children.  

cosatuCape Argus reports that clothing sector unionist Malvern de Bruyn has taken over from Tony Ehrenreich as the new provincial secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the Western Cape.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Monday, 25 June 2018.

numSowetanLive reports that splurging millions of rand on fancy golf shirts for members has plunged the country's biggest mining trade union into financial trouble.  

JMPDEWN reports that amid Monday’s strike, a group of taxi bosses affiliated to at least 11 associations in Johannesburg handed over a memorandum to the city's Metro Police Department (JMPD) outlining their grievances.  

earningsBusinessLive reports that financial services group PSG has undertaken to engage with its shareholders after a hefty 32% vote against the implementation of its remuneration report at Friday’s annual general meeting.  

numSowetanLive writes that the election last week of a National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) leadership that is said to be sympathetic to Zwelinzima Vavi has fuelled talks of a possible merger between the Cosatu affiliate and the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa).  

popcruTimeslive reports that the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) has condemned the killing of a police officer who was gunned down on Monday in Ekangala‚ Tshwane.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92EWN reports that yet another commuter train has been torched, this time in Philippi in Cape Town.  

sabcMoneyweb reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has appointed Madoda Mxakwe and Yolande van Biljon as its new group CEO and chief financial officer respectively.  

nursing thumb medium90 93ANA reports that Gauteng health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa has reportedly disclosed that the provincial health department was facing a “critical shortage of skilled nursing personnel”.  

santacoBusinessLive reports that taxi drivers in Johannesburg’s Alexandra township went on strike on Monday after hundreds of vehicles were impounded.  

numsaANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) said on Monday they were concerned about the case of Thembisile Yende, an Eskom employee who was found murdered last year at her workplace.  

gautengSowetan reports that more than 500 employees in the Gauteng department of roads and transport are on the verge of losing their jobs due to a new proposed organisational structure.  

newsSunday Tribune reports that a Durban woman was threatened with a lighter before her employer’s son allegedly doused her feet with petrol and set her alight.  

eskomBusiness Report writes that Eskom and its three recognised unions will this week enter into do-or-die wage negotiations that will give an indication of the country’s future energy security.  

samwu thumb medium80 78Afro Voice reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) and the SA Local Government Association (Salga) are going back to the negotiating table on Thursday to try to break the deadlock over wage increases.  

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 22 June 2018.

MotsoalediCity Press reports that four factors are likely to determine the success or failure of the National Health Insurance (NHI), as the government last week released two new bills to enable its establishment.  

ramaphosa2Timeslive reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday that one life lost due to mining accidents was one too many‚ with companies only being concerned about profits.  

healthcareThe Sunday Times reports that, while some have welcomed the government’s proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) legislation, legal and medical experts said many doctors would reject the planned cap on what they could charge for consultations and surgeries.  

gunNews24 reports that one police officer was shot dead, while two Fidelity guards and two bystanders were wounded during a cash-in-transit robbery in Hillbrow, Johannesburg on Thursday.  

eskomSABC News reports that wage talks at Eskom are set to resume on Wednesday, after the state-owned power utility and unions failed to reach agreement last week.  

sassaTimeslive reports that Public Service Association (PSA) has given the social development minister seven days to respond to its demands.  

JMPDNews24 reports that Johannesburg Metro Police (JMPD) have warned of a possible strike by Alexandra taxi operators on Monday after about 500 taxis were impounded for a range of traffic and licensing infringements.  

Solidarity2Timeslive reports that trade union Solidarity claims that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng is “playing cat and mouse” with the courts.