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.

popcruFin24 reports that the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) on Friday said it was "taken aback" by the Hawks' decision to cooperate with the FBI's investigation into the Gupta family.  

mildredoliphantANA reports that Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has warned construction companies to comply with labour laws or face being shut down.  

protestDaily News writes that eThekwini Revenue Management Services (RMS) employees are unable to explain the huge municipal bills to enquiring ratepayers, which led to them picketing recently at the revenue services unit demanding to be addressed by management.  

durbanIndependent on Saturday reports that thousands of young adults hoping to become eThekwini metro police descended on Pinetown’s Lahee Park on Friday as the unit looked to fill vacancies for the first time in a decade.  

labourcourtsBusinessTech writes that where employees possess information that would enable an employer to identify wrongdoers and those employees fail to come forward, they are guilty of “derivative misconduct”.  

CCMACity Press Business reports that labour disputes are still rising unabated, with the caseload of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) reaching yet another all-time high in the 2016/17 financial year.  

MTVCity Press reports about a patently racist ad for a senior TV editor, placed by recruitment agency Kandhi Consulting on behalf of M-Net.  

gautengEWN reports that a public meeting was expected to be held on Sunday for all scholar patrolmen in Gauteng following a string of sexual assault cases at various schools.  

fawuBizCommunity reported on Friday that Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) members at Coca-Cola Beverages SA (CCBSA) operations in five provinces were pushing ahead with a protected strike that commenced on 12 October.  

anglogoldashantiNews24 reports that the body of a miner who was trapped in AngloGold Ashanti’s Mponeng mine in Carletonville has been recovered, bringing the number of dead miners at the mine to two.  

joburgcityThe Star reports that a jobs and tender for pals scandal has rocked the City of Johannesburg’s finance department, casting a dark cloud over the Democratic Alliance (DA) administration's clean governance undertaking.  

picBusinessLive reports that SA’s main labour federations and trade unions have agreed on a number of measures to safeguard funds managed by the Public Investment Corporation (PIC).  

MangoTrade union Solidarity confirmed on Friday that, following a series of negotiations during the week, it reached an agreement with Mango management on behalf of its members late on Thursday night.  

sapuEWN reports that the SA Policing Union (Sapu) has called off its 10111 call centre strike and its members will be back at work on Monday for the first time since July.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 19 October 2017.

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90News24Wire reports that platinum producer Lonmin has raised "deep concerns" following the death of employee Tholakele Dlunga this week, the sixth in the platinum belt in the North West in the past three months.  

mosebenzizwaneMiningmx writes that Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane, emboldened by President Jacob Zuma’s decision to retain him in the Cabinet, kicked back on Wednesday against attempts to “try him by public opinion”.  

vavi1HuffPost writes that with tensions at an all-time high between the ANC and its alliance partners, the SA Communist Party (SACP) has labelled President Jacob Zuma's axing of its general secretary, Blade Nzimande, as a minister of state as a declaration of war.  

chickensReuters reports that industry experts said on Wednesday that commercial egg production in SA has tumbled 17% and over 1,000 workers have lost their jobs in the wake of an outbreak of avian flu in June.  

westerncape thumb medium80 80Cape Argus reports that, despite the drought, more than 125,000 jobs have been added to the Western Cape’s agri-processing and agriculture sectors since the launch of the province’s Project Khulisa growth strategy in 2014.  

sadtu90TimesLive reports that the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) has given the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) seven days to respond to certain demands or face a full national strike.  

anglogoldashantiNews24 reported on Wednesday evening that rescue operations were still underway at AngloGold Ashanti’s Maponeng mine in Carletonville for a miner who has been trapped since Saturday.  

tshwane thumb100 TimesLive reports that a surprise strike by Tshwane Bus Service (TBS) staff at the C de Wet depot in Pretoria left commuters stranded on Thursday morning.  

joburgcityTimesLive reports that the City of Johannesburg on Wednesday inducted 1‚500 new Metro Police (JMPD) officers to “bolster” policing in the city.  

Sibanye StillwaterMining Weekly reports that trade union Solidarity says is has reached a favourable three-year wage agreement on behalf of its members at Sibanye Platinum’s Kroondal mine.  

PSCBCBusinessLive reports that public sector unions have tabled a consolidated list of demands, including general salary increases of 10% to 12% depending on level, with the Public Sector Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC).  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 18 October 2017.

picThe Star reports that labour federations and unions on Tuesday set aside their differences and spoke with one voice in demanding worker representation on the board of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC).  

comTimesLive reports that a miner was killed on Tuesday on the North West platinum belt‚ bringing the number of murdered workers in the industry to seven since July.  

Stats SABusinessLive reports that consumer inflation, as measured by the annual change in the consumer price index (CPI), accelerated to 5.1% year-on-year in September, from 4.8% in August.