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.

sapsThe Star reports that officers at the Pretoria Central police station who filed various internal and criminal complaints against Captain James Henrico are frustrated about having to bump into him at work every day.  

SA ExpressBusiness Report writes that SA Express employees would get their June salaries, the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) said on Wednesday night.  

mpumaAfro Voice reports that the Mpumalanga department of health has promised to strengthen its security measures at hospitals and clinics in the entire province.  

protesteNCA reports that all lanes going in both directions at Van Reenen’s Pass between Harrismith and Tugela Plaza/Ladysmith were re-opened to traffic again on Thursday morning.  

tshwane thumb100 The Citizen reports that City of Tshwane officials have been exposed to danger while attempting to deliver services to communities, with the latest attack being on a plumbing team that was pelted with bricks in Atteridgeville.  

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that the convicted killers of Malmesbury train driver Piet Botha received the maximum possible sentences for crimes committed by minors, during sentencing in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday.  

Sibanye StillwaterMining Weekly reports that following a spate of fatalities at its SA mines this year, Sibanye-Stillwater has appointed Dr Kobus de Jager as corporate head of safety, with a mandate to review and enhance the company’s safety management.  

eskomBusinessLive reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa)‚ the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Solidarity have rejected Eskom’s offer of a 4.7% wage hike.  

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Sibanye StillwaterANA reports that Sibanye-Stillwater admitted on Wednesday that the substantial regression of safe working conditions underground at its operations was unacceptable.  

protestANA reports that more than 100 trucks blocked the N3 at Van Reenen’s Pass on Wednesday morning as local truck drivers protested against the hiring of foreign nationals.  

Stats SABusinessLive reports that consumer inflation surprised economists by slowing in May to 4.4% from 4.5% in the previous month despite the implementation of a VAT hike in April.  

numAfro Voice reports that the revised mining charter and escalating fatalities were due to come under focus during the three-day NUM national congress, which started on Wednesday in Boksburg.  

nelsonmandelabayHeraldLive reports that striking municipal workers torched dustbins, littered streets in the Port Elizabeth city centre with rubbish and barred those who were at work from leaving the municipal buildings on Tuesday as their protest entered its sixth day.  

strike thumb medium85 85DispatchLive reported on Tuesday that two Eastern Cape universities, Walter Sisulu University (WSU) and University of Fort Hare (UFH), were on total shutdown as wage negotiations between management and unions remained deadlocked.  

numSowetan reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) goes into its national elective congress on Wednesday divided over who should lead it and with the infighting threatening to rip the union apart.  

southafricalogoBusinessLive reports that according to the head of the National Planning Commission (NPC) secretariat, Tshediso Matona, South Africa is far off from the targets of the National Development Plan (NDP).  

sahrc thumb medium90 90EWN reports that the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says that as part of its inquiry into operations at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital it is investigating whether the recent protests could have been prevented.  

eskomBusinessLive reports that cash-strapped Eskom on Tuesday offered its employees an inflation-targeted 4.7% wage increase for 2018 and inflation-based increases for the three years thereafter.  

GrantThorntonBusiness Report writes that Grant Thornton Johannesburg CEO Paul Badrick has voluntarily stepped aside pending the outcome of an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him.  

newsANA reports that a new website and a Facebook page were launched on Tuesday in a bid to assist former mineworkers and their dependents who may be entitled to compensation under the provisions of a Trust Fund set up to pay mineworkers who contracted silicosis or TB at work.  

sapsNews24 reports that police officer Captain JM Henrico, who is facing a charge of crimen injuria after allegedly calling his subordinates the k-word, will now have to make representations on why he should not be prosecuted.  

sadtu90News24 reports that the SA Democratic Teachers' Union (Sadtu) is "deeply concerned" about a spate of robberies at Cape Town schools over the past month.  

handshake thumb medium90 90Engineering News reports that the Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry on Tuesday announced the signing between all parties in the civil engineering sector of a three-year agreement on wages and conditions of employment.  

eskomFin24 reports that Eskom tabled a 4.7% wage increase proposal during Tuesday negotiations aimed at preventing a strike.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Tuesday, 19 June 2018.

eskomBusiness Report writes that Eskom said on Monday that the new round of negotiations, which were set to begin on Tuesday, could bring to an end the stalemate with its employees over wage increases.  

durbanTimeslive reports that disgruntled municipal employees cut off critical city waste and water services by using earthmovers to blockade roads in Springfield Park‚ Durban on Tuesday.  

gavel thumb100 NA reports that 17 mineworkers facing multiple charges relating to a violent strike at Lonmin platinum mine operations in Marikana four years ago briefly appeared in the North West High Court in Mogwase on Monday.  

protestTimeslive reports that approximately 150 trucks from a transport company stopped on either side of the N4 near Komatipoort in Mpumalanga as drivers embarked on a strike on Tuesday.