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.

ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107The Citizen reports that 300 youths are to be trained by the city of Ekurhuleni to install, repair, and maintain water meters in the City.  

irvinjimThe Citizen reports that a damning report has accused the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) of becoming compromised under its general secretary Irvin Jim.  

AlexanderForbesBusinessLive reports that the Unpaid Benefits Campaign has given pension fund administrator Alexander Forbes (AF) 14 days to act decisively on unpaid benefits it administers.  

transnetBusinessLive reports that Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama will hear on Friday whether he will hold on to his R7.6m-a-year job at the state-owned logistics company.  

councilmedicalschemesBusinessLive reports that the Council for Medical Schemes is probing SA’s two biggest medical schemes following allegations that they are not paying their members claims in full.  

newsBusinessLive reports that frustrated employees who worked at the closed Shiva Uranium mine are now mulling legal action to recover their dues after operations were halted in July.  

DenelBusinessLive reports that nearly a thousand Solidarity union members protested on Wednesday over pay at cash-strapped state-owned weapons manufacturer Denel.  

protestANA reports that businesses have closed down in the town of Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape following two days of violent protests.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92Fin24 reports that low-income families in outlying suburbs like Khayelitsha spend around 43% of their income on transport, according to Brett Herron, Cape Town Mayoral Committee (Mayco) member for Transport and Urban Development.  

psaBusinessLive reports that the Public Servants Association (PSA) has failed in its bid to force the health department to move staff out of a building it claims is unsafe.  

newsNews24 reports that VBS Mutual Bank will be retrenching 94 employees, leaving the beleaguered bank with just 26 staff members made up of two general managers, admin staff and a collections team.  

joburgcityANA reports that the City of Johannesburg said on Tuesday it had partnered with health and financial services provider Discovery to open a skills development centre in Orange Farm, which will benefit youth in the area.  

healthcareBusinessLive reports that the Limpopo health department has saved enough money from restructuring its staff complement to hire more specialists.  

gunTimesLive reports that the deaths of the two security guards who were killed in Soweto last week have left their employers and colleagues shattered.  

newsTimesLive reports that a teacher who first paid R20‚000 for "cleansing water" so that her boyfriend would marry her‚ was then persuaded to resign and hand over her entire pension.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Mining Weekly reports that the Mining Forum of SA (MFSA) has indicated that the Mafikeng High Court will on 26 October hold a hearing into an application lodged against the Mineral Resources Minister over allegations that Lonmin is not complying with its social and labour plans (SLPs).  

pikitupTimesLive reports that the City of Johannesburg has suspended senior officials over their alleged bungling of a Pikitup fleet tender.  

SARSReuters reports that a commission of inquiry reviewing evidence on Tom Moyane, suspended head of the SA Revenue Service (Sars), issued an interim report on Tuesday urging President Cyril Ramaphosa to fire the head of the agency.  

Solidarity2Reuters reports that trade union Solidarity said on Tuesday that its members at state-owned arms manufacturer Denel would begin with protest action on Wednesday over a dispute concerning payment of salaries.  

eskomBusinessLive reports that another Eskom veteran has resigned from the embattled state-owned power utility.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92News24 reports that arson is suspected to be the cause of a train fire at the Germiston Station on Tuesday morning.  

protestDaily News reports that motorist travelling to Durban on the N3 on Friday were forced to sit in traffic as protestors - led by Cosatu - blockaded the freeway and demanded an end to escalating fuel prices.  

employment thumb100 ANA reports that according to the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), construction on the Clanwilliam Dam in the Cederberg district in the Western Cape was envisaged to create more than 4,000 job opportunities.  

numsaFin24 reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) indicated on Friday that it would be approaching the Labour Court in Durban to challenge Toyota's interdict against its strike at the car maker's operations.  

sabcNews24 reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) announced on Saturday that the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) would be stepping in to help facilitate possible retrenchments at the public broadcaster.  

prasaNews24 reports that the North Gauteng High Court has issued a supervisory order instructing the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) to comply with the safety requirements set out by the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR).  

marikanacommission thumb100 Mail & Guardian reports that the more than 250 people who were shot and arrested during the Marikana massacre in 2012 are angered by the Department of Justice’s failure to make payments to them for their losses.  

transnetlogo thumb100 City Press reports that Transnet group chief executive Siyabonga Gama will be heading to court this week to interdict the state rail company from firing him.  

employment thumb100 Financial Mail writes that against the backdrop of last week’s jobs summit, it’s worth considering the potential for job creation and economic growth that lies in the country’s SME sector.  

earningsAnn Crotty writes about the “remarkably vague” commitment at the recent jobs summit that “business" would be encouraged to disclose pay differentials.