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.

sabcBusinessLive reports that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer (COO) Chris Maroleng has asked the Labour Court to declare his axing from the public broadcaster invalid and unlawful.  

handcuffsNews24 reports that two police officials from the Soweto Flying Squad were arrested on Monday for corruption and extortion.  

boardroomtableBloomberg writes that Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and Sibanye-Stillwater (Sibanye) may need mediators to help wage talks move forward after negotiations with the platinum sector’s largest labor union reached a deadlock.  

sabcBusinessLive reports that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng, who has been blamed in part for the collapse of the public broadcaster, has lashed out at his detractors.  

numsaEngineering News reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) on Tuesday voiced its “disappointment” after a meeting with employers in the motor retail and components sector failed to break a deadlock in wage negotiations.  

numMining Weekly reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has expressed concern about the death of an employee at the Two Rivers platinum mine, a joint venture operation in Limpopo between African Rainbow Minerals and Impala Platinum.  

eskomBL Premium reports that former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has not paid back the millions he owes the state-owned power utility’s pension fund, prompting further court action against him.  

OldMutualBusiness Report writes that Old Mutual said on Monday that it would be filing appropriate appeal papers in the next few days after it barred sacked chief executive Peter Moyo from returning to work.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Business Report writes that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has backed down on its initial demand for a 48% monthly wage hike at platinum producers after members gave the union a new mandate to seek an increase of R1, 500 a year.  

citypowerTimesLIVE reports that City Power in Johannesburg has started resuming operations after the utility withdrew response teams from areas plagued by violence and looting on Sunday and Monday.  

sabcNews24 reports that Ben Ngubane, the former chairperson of the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), testified on Monday that the public broadcaster's ex-chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng was appointed because he was a skilled communicator and troubleshooter.  

sapsNews24 reports that a policeman has been killed and another is in hospital in a critical condition after they were shot outside a tavern in Cape Town.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Monday, 9 September 2019.

postoffice thumb100 SowetanLive reports that gender activists and civil society movements have slammed SA Post Office (Sapo) for sitting on a report which flagged 300 employees, including the man who murdered University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana.  

southafricalogoSowetanLive reports that a cellphone seized from an inmate at the Baviaanspoort correctional services centre has revealed how two prison warders were behind illegal activities at the facility.  

UNTUANA reports that the United National Transport Union (Untu) said on Monday that the Passenger Rail Agency of SA’s (Prasa's) state-of-the-art nerve centre known as a "war room" was ineffective and has had no impact on the train services.  

buffalocitymetroTimesLIVE reports that on Sunday a traffic officer from East London saved a woman from her an attacker, and subsequently saved her attacker from mob justice.  

daIndependent News reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng has accused the provincial government of destroying the future of more than 30 interns who were promised jobs in their artificial intelligence unit following government-paid training in Germany.  

Golden ArrowANA reports that the City of Cape Town’s law enforcement department has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with Golden Arrow Bus Service (GABS) that will pave the way for law enforcement officers to do duty on buses.  

OldMutualBusinessLive reports that Old Mutual CEO Peter Moyo was once again barred from returning to work on Monday.  

daThe Star reports that an underwhelming showing at the 2019 elections, including allegations of a “squandered” R400-million campaign chest, are pointing to job losses for Democratic Alliance (DA) staff as funders ditch “a sinking ship”.  

mycitiWeekend Argus reports that taxi association Codeta is canvassing members in response to the City of Cape Town’s ultimatum regarding the operation of the MyCiTi N2 Express.  

DenelFin24 reports that state-owned arms manufacturer Denel announced on Monday that it had appointed Carmen le Grange as its new group chief financial officer, adding that she would help improve its culture of corporate governance.  

ComairFin24 reports that the strike by the British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA) would not affect British Airways flights operated by Comair in South Africa, a spokesperson for the airline confirmed on Monday.  

joburgcityTimesLIVE reports that City Power decided for safety reasons on Sunday to withdrew its operators and technicians from Johannesburg areas plagued by xenophobic attacks.  

AbsaBL Premium reports that according to Absa Group chair Wendy Lucas-Bull, the group had to do an about-turn on naming its permanent successor to Maria Ramos at the request of the SA Reserve Bank.  

Workforce HoldingsBusinessLive reports that labour-services group Workforce Holdings said on Monday its diversification strategy was paying off, even as it took a profit hit in the six months to end-June, partly as a result of the implementation of the national minimum wage (NMW).  

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 6 September 2019.

gavel thumb100 The Star reports that an international church of roughly three million members worldwide is embroiled in a contentious court war after a pastor was axed for allegedly fighting for gay rights.  

numsaBusinessLive reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) is expected to meet employers at the Motor Industry Bargaining Council on Monday to try to break the wage deadlock in the sector.