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.

platinumbarBloomberg writes that platinum producers are preparing for significant wage demands as workers eye windfall earnings from a rally in metal prices.  

CCMATimesLIVE reports that four employees of a Johannesburg company have lost their case to be reinstated after they were fired for accusing their boss of making racial comments against them.  

mildredoliphantBusinessLive reports that former labour minister Mildred Oliphant has become the latest former cabinet member to resign as an MP.  

pnp thumb100 BusinessLive reports that Pick n Pay’s just released annual financial statements reveal that CEO Richard Brasher’s remuneration for 2019 was R32m, almost three times what he was paid the previous year.  

pikitupTimesLIVE reports that Pikitup could not collect waste in Soweto on Wednesday after residents protested outside its depot in Zondi.  

protestTimesLIVE reports that a landmark case for the trucking industry between the Positive Freight Solution Forum (PFSF), representing truck owners, and the leadership of the All Truck Divers Foundation (ATDF), representing truck drivers, will be heard in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on 18 July.  

UIFGroundUp writes that by law, all employees who work 24 hours or more per month are entitled to unemployment insurance, but more than 300,000 domestic workers are not registered.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Wednesday, 12 June 2019.

gavel thumb100 SABC News reports that the defence team in the Marikana trial of former North West Deputy Police Commissioner William Mpembe and three other senior police officers has successfully argued for the state to reveal details of dockets of the two scenes where 34 mineworkers were shot and killed in August 2012.  

necsa1Business Report writes that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) was due on Wednesday to kick-off three days of mass action at the state-owned Nuclear Energy Company of SA (Necsa).  

VUTANA reports that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) announced on Wednesday that it had ended its strike at Vaal University of Technology (VUT).  

gunIndependent News reports that classes at Masuku Primary School in Folweni, south of Durban, have been suspended for the rest of the week after a teacher was murdered there on Tuesday morning.  

sabcSowetanLive reports that a SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) radio station's executive producer has been dismissed after he was found guilty of being involved in a jobs-for-sale scandal.  

newsHeraldLive reports that 170 jobs are on the line at Continental Tyre SA, which is shutting down its underground mining tyres and agricultural tyres production unit in Port Elizabeth and moving production out of SA.  

mboweniBL Premium reports that finance minister Tito Mboweni has put an end to business class flights, expensive cars, free booze and year-end parties for mayors and all municipal officials and politicians.  

gautengANA reports that the Gauteng Provincial Government has announced that following the signing of a peace deal between rival taxi associations, it would reopen the taxi ranks and routes in Soweto that were closed in March after violent clashes.  

saa thumb medium95 76BusinessLive reports that employees of SA Airways (SAA) who are members of the National Union of Metalworkers SA (Numsa) and the SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) picketed outside OR Tambo, King Shaka, Cape Town and East London airports on Wednesday.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Tuesday, 11 June 2019.

artisansThe Citizen reports that South African companies were having trouble retaining the already scarce skilled workforce in the country, a new survey recently revealed.  

gunTimesLIVE reports that a teacher died after multiple bullets were fired at him by a gunman during school hours on Tuesday morning.  

vutSABC News reports that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) has vowed to continue with its strike at the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) until management meets its demands.  

protestTimesLIVE reports that a looming national strike by truck drivers on 18 July could spell further trouble for the already ailing trucking fraternity.  

gavel thumb100 ANA writes that rights' groups with interests in the 2012 Marikana massacre continue to ask why it took seven years to bring the police officers accused of killing mineworkers before the courts.  

employment thumb100 Fin24 reports that according to the most recent ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, SA employers report overall cautious hiring plans for the third quarter of 2019, with the trend set to continue.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92The Star reports that as a video of a learner assaulting a teacher on school premises went viral, the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Education admitted that school violence was getting deadlier.  

satawu thumb medium90 101EWN reports that the SA Transport and Allied Workers' Union (Satawu) on Monday called on government to take steps to put a stop to the alarming loss of life in the trucking industry.  

sandf thumb medium90 89Cape Times reports that Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has announced a probe into the circumstances leading to the death on 4 June of Brigadier-General Motlhokomedi Kenneth Petso, commander of the SANDF’s Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that former North West deputy police commissioner William Mpembe, who is accused of several deaths in the lead-up to the Marikana massacre in 2012, and his three co-accused appeared in the North West High Court on Monday.  

protestTimesLIVE reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) are due to picket at all major airports in protests of a “myriad of issues at SAA and SAA Technical" (Saat) on Tuesday.  

healthcareOFM News reports that the University of the Free State (UFS) on Monday said medical students would return to Pelonomi Hospital following their engagements with the health department over safety measures.