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.

councilmedicalschemesBusinessLive reports that it is expected that the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) will finalise a draft consultative framework on consolidating the medical schemes industry within two months.  

CCMANews24 reports that unions and employer associations are expected to meet at the bargaining table at 10:00 on Thursday as the nationwide bus strike enters its second day.  

sapsANA reports that MPs heard on Wednesday that the SA Police Service (SAPS) has enough budget for equipping its public order policing unit, but is still operating at 50% below the ideal number of members.  

newsANA reports that the national strike by bus drivers on Wednesday boosted business for taxi drivers who did not have to drive around scouting for passengers as they normally would have done.  

roadpassengerbargcouncilNews24 reports that the crippling nationwide bus strike will enter its second day on Thursday.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Wednesday, 18 April 2018.

eskomFin24 reports that Eskom is investigating 239 cases of misconduct by officials, the portfolio committee on public enterprises heard on Wednesday.  

strike thumb medium85 85News24 reports that thousands of commuters woke up to a crippling nationwide bus strike that kicked off at 05:30 on Wednesday and forced people to stand in long queues for taxis.  

sapsThe Mercury reports that Police Minister Bheki Cele told MPs on Tuesday that the police needed R2-billion to promote 66,000 officers, who have not received promotions for several years.  

Solidarity2ANA reports that trade union Solidarity has given former Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe until Friday at 11am to pay back the money he unlawfully received from the power utility as part of the R30 million pension payout granted to him.  

busaEngineering News reports that Business Unity SA (Busa) has voiced its support for amendments to legislation to introduce provisions to enhance labour relations stability and the implementation of a National Minimum Wage (NMW).  

Stats SABusinessLive reports that consumer inflation slowed to 3.8% in March, surprising economists who had expected it to accelerate slightly from February’s 4%.  

strike thumb medium85 85SowetanLive reports that commuters navigated long‚ frustrating queues to board taxis‚ trains and share lifts as a national bus strike got under way on Wednesday.  

LosiSowetan reports that there is a strong push under way within Cosatu to ensure that Zingiswa Losi, the labour federation’s second deputy president, is elected the first woman to lead the organisation at its national congress later this year.  

ImperialTimeslive reports that Mark Lamberti has resigned as Imperial CEO‚ following an adverse judgment in the case brought by fired employee Adila Chowan‚ whom he called a “female employment equity candidate”.  

outaThe Mercury reports that the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) wants the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to claim more than just R10-million from its former operating officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, for the damage he did at the public broadcaster.  

eskomThe Citizen reports that according to a legal expert, there is an obvious and clear prospect that former Eskom boss Brian Molefe could be successfully prosecuted on criminal charges relating to his massive illegal pension payout.  

southafricalogoBusinessLive reports that public sector employees continue to do significant amounts of business with the state despite it being prohibited because of the conflict of interest involved.  

strike thumb medium85 85ANA reports that many commuters were left stranded and seeking alternative transport as bus operations came to a halt on Wednesday morning across the country after drivers went on strike over wages.  

prasaANA reports that MPs heard on Tuesday that the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) is continuing to lose paying customers by the millions.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Tuesday, 17 April 2018.

newsANA reports that former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe and his legal team intend to regroup and ponder their next move after the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday refused them leave to appeal a January decision that ordered Molefe to pay back all money received as part of a payout from the power utility’s pension fund.  

Busa2Timeslive reports that Business Unity SA (Busa) is concerned about the provisions for exemption of employers from the national minimum wage (NMW) as provided for in the labour bills currently before parliament's labour committee.  

gavel thumb100 BusinessLive reports that former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe will have to pay back the pension money afforded him and will not get his job back after the Pretoria High Court on Tuesday dismissed his application for leave to appeal a previous judgment.  

cosatuEngineering News reports that labour federation Cosatu has rejected Eskom’s appeal to the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) to recover its costs in the provision of electricity, calling it “unaffordable, unreasonable and unjustifiable”.  

employment thumb100 ANA reports that a seminar held at the University of Stellenbosch Business School on Monday heard that around 5.7 million jobs in SA would be at risk over the next seven years due to digital automation.  

medicaldoctorANA reports that the Gauteng Department of Health said on Monday that it would begin the process of paying overtime claims for hundreds of doctors in the province.  

numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has called on the police to speed up investigations into the killings of mineworkers in Marikana in North West province.  

natu thumb medium80 91eNCA reports that according to the National Teachers’ Union (Natu), the KwaZulu-Natal Basic Education Department is on the brink of collapse.  

eskomBusinessLive reports that the High Court in Pretoria is due on Tuesday to hear arguments in the appeal application brought by former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe.