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.

GeneralMotorseNCA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) said on Wednesday that it was demanding full disclosure on General Motors’ (GM’s) deal with Isuzu.  

eskomBusinessLive reports that Eskom is facing multipronged investigations into its reappointment of Brian Molefe as CEO, with Parliament’s public enterprises committee deciding on Tuesday to institute an urgent parliamentary inquiry into the matter.  

sabcNews24 reports that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Chief Operating Officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng was expected to appear before a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday.  

Golden ArrowEWN reports that two Golden Arrow buses have come under attack in Khayelitsha over the past two days.  In the latest incident on Monday evening, a bus was set alight in Makhaya, while on Sunday, another bus was targeted.  

SascocTMG Digital reports that a panel is to investigate the sexual harassment claims against SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) CEO Tubby Reddy by a female employee.  

eskomANA reports that Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has withdrawn her opposition to the court application demanding that the re-appointment of Brian Molefe as CEO of Eskom be set aside.  

sasolBusinessLive reports that chemical conglomerate Sasol closed part of the Natref inland crude oil refinery in Sasolburg following an explosion early on Monday morning.  

SaftuANA reports that that the new SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) are cooperating through campaigns to fight unemployment and a commemoration in August of the Marikana killings.  

PretoriaUniversityThe Citizen reports that the University of Pretoria (UP) and the National Health Education & Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) were due to go back to the negotiating table on Tuesday morning in a last effort to try to find common ground on 2017 salary negotiations.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92BusinessLive reports that Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Monday that the lack of sufficiently qualified and competent teachers remained a major problem in SA, with KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) the worst affected province.  

samwu thumb medium80 78TMG Digital reports that disgruntled "former members" of the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) on Monday disrupted a meeting of labour federation Cosatu’s central executive committee (CEC) in a bid to vent their frustration.  

zumaThe Citizen writes that Cosatu has reportedly barred President Jacob Zuma from addressing its central committee meetings and all other federation events.  

GeneralMotorsTMG Digital reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) says that it has received notice of staff retrenchments from General Motors SA (GMSA).  

minerTimesLive reports that some experts say that zama zamas are not committing a crime and that is why the government should decriminalise illegal mining.  

eskomMail & Guardian reports that both Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe and Public Enterprises Minister Lynn Brown agree in new affidavits that he never resigned from the state-owned power utility.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 22 May 2017.

PretoriaUniversityNews24 reports that leaders of the National Health Education and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) were due to meet with University of Pretoria (UP) representatives on Monday.  

MotsoalediBusinessLive reports that Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and his department are on a collision course with Cosatu over the National Health Insurance (NHI), ahead of the governing ANC’s critical national policy conference in July.  

newsIn a comprehensive special report, TMG Digital/TimesLive write that across South Africa‚ mining towns are under siege from illicit syndicates.  

er24TimesLive reports that paramedics on Monday morning treated 11 people for minor and moderate injuries following an explosion at a factory in Sasolburg‚ Free State.  

CapeTownlogoTimesLive reports that City of Cape Town employees signed up with the SA Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) will be paid more than R25-million to address a discrepancy in the city's pension fund contributions since 2000.  

samwu thumb medium80 78eNCA reports that the South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) is threatening to shut down Mangaung municipality in Bloemfontein this week.  

cosatueNCA reports that Cosatu will be holding a special Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting on Monday to finalise preparations for its upcoming central committee meeting.  

GeneralMotorsSABC News reports that more than a third of General Motors South Africa's (GMSA’s) workforce of 1,500 workers are to lose their jobs.  

SekhukhuneCity Press reports that a civil servant whose senior managers brushed off her sexual harassment complaints against her immediate supervisor for eight years has now had to apply for a protection order.  

anglicanchurchWeekend Argus reports that the Anglican Church of Southern Africa faces a civil action of over R4 million from one of its former priests.  

africanbankCity Press reports that according to a source, African Bank has issued notices to its staff related to a restructuring plan that will see as many as 652 staff members retrenched.  

harmonyThe Times reports that the force of last Thursday’s explosion in a decommissioned Harmony Gold mine was felt across the mining town of Welkom.  

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related stories that have appeared since
midday on Wednesday, 17 May 2017.

metrorail thumb medium90 92ANA reports that a female Metrorail access controller, who was pushed to the ground by a group of free riders, is nursing a broken arm and bruises.