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.

hawksThe Star reports that widespread corruption, fraud, theft and mismanagement of hundreds of millions of rand at the Municipal Councillors’ Pension Fund (MCPF) has been referred to the Hawks by its curators.  

eskomFin24 reports that trade unions will meet with Eskom on Tuesday to give feedback on the power utility’s most recent wage offer.  

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that three men accused of killing two police officers appeared in the Germiston Magistrate's Court on Monday and the case was postponed for further investigation.  

newsBusinessLive reports that Media24 has announced it is ending its publishing arrangement with global internet media brand, HuffPost.  

RioTintoBloomberg reports that Rio Tinto’s Richards Bay Minerals in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) said workers were reporting for duty after violence and protests that started more than a week ago shut the operations.  

concourtPersonal Finance reports that the Credit Ombud, Nicky Lala-Mohan, says there is still widespread abuse of the garnishee order system to deduct debt repayments from employees.  

sapsTimeslive reports that a fourth suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of a police officer‚ who was killed on the East Rand last week.  

newsBloomberg reports that SA’s mining industry is heading for the deadliest year since 2012 after six people died in an underground fire at Palabora Mining Company’s copper mine.  

minerMail & Guardian reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) have called for accountability after six mineworkers died in a fire at Palabora Mining Company.  

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 13 July 2018.

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that the case against five men who allegedly torched a bus in which six miners were killed earlier this year has been postponed until August for a formal bail application.  

nelsonmandelabayGroundUp reports that Nelson Mandela Bay Municipal workers will finally get their long-service back-pay bonuses.  

MantasheMining Weekly reports that Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has pointed out that the free-carried interest stipulated in the latest draft of the Mining Charter would result in workers deriving immediate value.  

tshwane thumb100 The Citizen reports that Tshwane executive mayor Solly Msimanga faces mounting backlash from opposition parties calling for the dismissal of bodybuilder turned executive director Stefan de Villiers.  

mtnBloomberg reports that MTN workers are set to go on strike after a breakdown in wage talks between the cellphone company and the Communication Workers Union (CWU).  

VantageGoldfieldsCity Press reports that illegal miners have been looting gold from Mpumalanga’s mothballed Lily Mine, but police are on their tracks.  Mpumalanga police arrested two suspected illegal miners when they embarked on a clean-out operation last weekend.  One illegal miner was shot dead.  

postoffice thumb100 The Sunday Independent reports that SA Post Office (Sapo) workers have called on Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele to urgently intervene in their wage negotiation deadlock with Sapo management.  

southafricalogoBusiness Times writes that according to former labour registrar Johan Crouse, trade unions were fleecing their members, and the government was making it difficult to hold them accountable.  

strike thumb medium85 85EWN reports that the National Union of Leather and Allied Workers (Nulaw) indicated in a statement on Sunday that footwear workers would be continuing with their nationwide wage strike.  

newseNCA reports that five miners have died after being trapped underground at the Palabora Copper mine in Limpopo.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Mail & Guardian reports that Associated of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) president Joseph Mathunjwa has executed another big purge within his union and is intent on ousting his deputy, Sanele Myeza.  

newsThe Citizen reports that Afrotone Media Holdings headed by Mzwanele (Jimmy) Manyi announced on Thursday that its daily newspaper, Afro Voice (formerly known as The New Age), would be filing for liquidation.  

cosatuANA reports that the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the North West on Thursday blasted the African National Congress (ANC) for boycotting its elective conference in Mahikeng.  

outaTimeslive reports that the Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Seta) allegedly bought 20‚000 exam pads at R214 each, 30‚000 lanyards at R166.50 each and 30‚000 flash drives at R167 each.  

prasaTimeslive reports that a stunning 869 employees suffered disabling injuries while on duty working for the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) over the past three financial years.  Fifteen more people died at the agency's premises during the period between April 2015 and March 2018.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Thursday, 12 July 2018.

mpumaTimeslive reports that Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Musa Maimane accompanied two job seekers to a police station on Thursday to lay criminal charges against a Mpumalanga Department of Health official.  

earningsFin24 reports that according to a new report by PwC, CEOs at South Africa’s largest JSE-listed companies earned total remuneration packages of R24.9m on average last year.  

tshwane thumb100 The Citizen reports that Tshwane’s executive mayor Solly Msimanga admitted on Power FM on Thursday that a man who, by his own admission does nothing other than coordinating his diary, earns R1 million per annum.  

southafricalogoFin24 reports that according to a report by the Public Service Commission (PSC), public servants were resigning to cash out their pensions only then to rejoin the public service.