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.

mboweniBusinessLive reports that finance minister Tito Mboweni has said the public sector wage bill has become a serious drain on the public purse, with R8 out of every R10 spend by government going to salaries of civil servants.  

transnetlogo thumb100 Fin24 reports that Siyabonga Gama's contract as CEO of Transnet has been terminated, the chairman of the state-owned enterprise, Dr Popo Molefe, indicated on Sunday afternoon in a WhatsApp message.  

Solidarity2Trade union Solidarity issued a press statement on Sunday indicating that several convoys organised by the Solidarity Movement would be converging on Sandton on Thursday for a protest march in support of Sasol workers.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90BusinessLive reports that a court challenge to stop Sibanye-Stillwater’s R5bn takeover of Lonmin by challenging the platinum producer’s adherence to a social and labour plan (SLP) has been branded as deeply flawed and misleading by Lonmin.  

numsaANA reports that the Labour Court in Johannesburg on Friday ruled in favour of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa), dismissing an urgent application by employers to interdict a strike in the plastics industry.  

prasaDaily News writes that train commuters living north of Durban will be able to breathe a sigh of relief as the train service will be up and running from Monday.  

gunDaily News reports that five tow truck drivers were shot during a shooting at the Berea’s Ridge Road garage in Durban in the early hours of Saturday morning.  

gavel thumb100 Sunday Tribune writes that the families of two men who were burnt to death want justice served on their alleged killer.  

eskomEngineering News reports that Eskom nonexecutive director George Sebulela has resigned, effective immediately, chairperson Jabu Mabuza confirmed on Friday.  

headgear thumb medium80 122Mining Weekly reports that precious metals producers Harmony Gold and Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) both reported fatalities on Friday.  

newsGroundUp reports that the Private Security Sector Provident Fund (PSSPF) is fighting 315 court battles against employers for failing to comply with rules and thereby putting the pensions of more than 80,000 security guards at risk.  

CapeTownlogoNews24 reports that around 100 off-duty firefighters gathered at the Cape Town Civic Centre last Thursday to plead to the City to hear their grievances about a standby allowance and working conditions.  

handcuffsNews24 reports that three Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) officers were arrested for allegedly soliciting a bribe from a motorist in Pretoria West on Friday.  

citypowerNews24 reports that six armed men stormed a substation in Mulbarton, Johannesburg South, at the weekend, making off with equipment and personal valuables.  

newsNews24 reports that the Giyani municipality on Sunday confirmed that its chief financial officer had been fired following his alleged involvement in the VBS Mutual Bank debacle.  

transnetCity Press reports that the intense battle between Transnet CE Siyabonga Gama and the board of the state logistics company is far from over.  

mycitiEWN reports that the City of Cape Town has been granted a court interdict against MyCiTi bus drivers who have illegally gone on strike.  

MotsoalediMining Weekly reports that it is estimated that more than one-million former mineworkers, who are in need of medical assessments and treatments, are without access to health services.  

coalTimesLive reports that the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC) announced on Thursday that it was providing assistance to ill miners who were about to sue the coal mining for failing to protect them from black lung disease.  

amcu thumb medium80 81TimesLive reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said on Thursday evening that two mineworkers had been killed the preceding 24 hours.  

newsBusinessLive reports that Duduza Khosana has stayed on at the helm of Samwumed, a medical aid scheme for unionised municipal workers, despite a judgment in October removing her as the provisional curator.  

privatesecurityauthorityANA reports that the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA) on Thursday condemned the recent string of an “unbridled killing spree of security guards in different parts of South Africa”.  

sasolBusinessLive reports that on Thursday Sasol reduced its production guidance for its Secunda coal-to-oil plant because maintenance was taking longer than expected.  

MantasheMining Weekly reports that Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe said on Thursday that the increase in mining fatalities in mining over the past two years has increased the urgency of improving health and safety in the sector.  

earningsBusinessLive reports that increasing demands from institutional shareholders for details of performance targets for the awarding of multimillion-rand executive pay packages have prompted Truworths to publish additional critical information just one week before its AGM to avoid a shareholder backlash.  

coalMining Weekly reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has called for coal to be retained far more strongly in the country’s energy mix.  

handcuffsNews24 reports that a tow truck owner has been arrested for allegedly dousing two of his employees with petrol and setting them alight in Mariannhill, Durban.  

CapeTownlogoNews24 reports that the City of Cape Town's fire and rescue service is taking strain as a labour dispute over a standby allowance and working hours deepens.  

numsaEWN reports that plastic sector workers affiliated to the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) will know on Friday whether they can go ahead with their wage strike.  

mycitiEWN reports that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has denied being behind alleged violence that has marred an illegal MyCiTi bus driver strike in Cape Town.