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.

graduate thumb100 City Press reports that, tired of having their lives on hold for up to six years, college students are hoping to launch a class action against the state for not ensuring that they receive their graduation certificates.  

DenelBusinessLive reports that the United Association of SA (Uasa) says it is seeking a mandate from workers at Denel about the legal action they want taken against the company for withholding their "self-funded" bonuses.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 5 December 2017.

eskomBusinessLive reports that the parliamentary inquiry into state capture kicked off on Tuesday with a probe into the nature of former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s employment contract and pension benefits.  

healthcareBusinessLive reports that a report by Alexander Forbes Health entitled Diagnosis‚ released on Monday‚ shows that most South African medical schemes are‚ for the third year‚ paying out more in claims than they earned in premiums.  

sapsBusinessLive reports that newly appointed national police commissioner Lt-Gen Khehla Sitole has promised to introduce lifestyle audits on members of the police force as part of sweeping reforms.  

gunTimesLive reports that a veteran police detective was gunned down in a drive-by shooting while on his way to work in Umbumbulu‚ south of Durban‚ on Tuesday morning.  The police captain was riddled with bullets and died at the scene.  

joburgcityNews24 reports that a City of Johannesburg disaster management official was attacked by a mob on Friday evening while responding to a structural collapse call in Alexandra.  

medicaldoctorEWN reports that the Department of Health says that concerns raised by medical students over their placement at various state institutions are receiving urgent attention.  

SARSANA reports that the SA Revenue Service (Sars) on Monday dismissed as "inaccurate and untrue" media reports that its embattled chief officer of business and individual tax, Jonas Makwakwa, was paid a bonus while on suspension.  

necsa1BusinessLive reports that the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) has ordered the SA Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) to shut down production at its NTP Radiochemicals Complex for violating safety procedures.  

cutifani thumb100 Mining Weekly reports that Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani has warned that, without change, the South African mining industry would lose another 100 000 jobs.  

psaBusinessLive reports that the Public Service Association (PSA) says it is pushing ahead with its planned court action against Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba over requested disclosures on the board appointment processes at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC).  

durbanThe Mercury reports that the eThekwini municipality is set to install hi-tech time attendance data collection devices at many of its sites, as it seeks to keep tabs on staff and clamp down on R142m in losses this year, owing to illicit leave jaunts.  

SalgaANA reports that trade unions representing municipal workers have tabled their initial demands in the wage negotiations with the SA Local Government Association (Salga), the employer body which represents municipalities across the country.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 4 December 2017.

cosatuDaily News reports that the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) has challenged employers in the private sector not to use the economic downturn as an excuse not to pay their employees year-end bonuses.  

sriThe October–December 2017 edition of the Solidarity Research Institute’s (SRI’s) SA Labour Market Report, published last week, contains a number of IR-related articles.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Mail & Guardian reports that staff at the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) have been in a prolonged battle with their employer over wages but are too afraid to strike, despite a certificate that allows them to do so.  

southafricalogoHuffPost reports about complaints on the part of a number of Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) claimants about nonpayment of their benefit money.  

newsCity Press writes that South African corporate holiday parties used to be extravagant affairs when workers got dressed up, companies rented out restaurants and there were open bars, live music and gifts.  

sriThe Solidarity Research Institute (SRI), in collaboration with ETM Analytics, last week released the October – December 2017 quarterly edition of the SA Labour Market Report and Index.  

medicaldoctorEWN reports that according to the Department of Health (DOH), final year medical and health students will be allowed to appeal their intern placement allocations.  

gautengTimesLive reports that officials from the Gauteng Department of Education were due on Monday to meet with parents and community organisations opposing the appointment of a new principal at Noordgesig Primary School – allegedly due to race.  

fedusa thumb medium80 85TimesLive reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) and its affiliates in the public health and rail passenger sectors will march on Tuesday to Parliament to demand that the minister of defence deploy soldiers in Cape Town over the festive season.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet from Friday, 1 December to Sunday, 3 December 2017.

sabcThe SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is to pay R3.2 million to its five-member interim board in respect of their six-month tenure, according to a report in the Sunday Times.  But it informed its staff that there would be no salary increases for them in the new year.  

nehawu80ANA reports that the North West branch of the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) said on Friday that it would be rolling out a service delivery campaign to uproot corruption in the public sector.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90EWN reports that Lonmin says it is engaging with all interested parties on ways to minimise job cuts at its operations.  In October, the platinum producer announced plans to cut over 1,000 jobs due to persistently low commodity prices and rising costs.  

protestEWN reports that the Federation of Trade Unions of SA (Fedusa) and the Health & Other Services Personnel Trade Union of SA (Hospersa) are planning a march to Parliament on Tuesday over escalating levels of violence against Emergency Medical Service (EMS) workers.