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.

FordEngineering News reports that the SA automotive industry has “worked hard this labour season”, holding a number of “pre-meetings and indabas”, in an effort to be ready for the triennial negotiations to thrash out a new multiyear wage agreement.  

pikitupANA reports that the City of Johannesburg on Wednesday said it was hoping to reach a settlement with striking workers at its waste-management entity, Pikitup, by the end of this week.  

sibanyeBDLive reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) and Sibanye Gold on Wednesday said the union had agreed to suspend its wage strike, pending further engagement.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 6 April2016

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 5 April 2016

news shutterstockIn our Tuesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Monday, 4 April 2016.

glencoreFin24 reports that fifty seven striking workers were arrested during a violent strike over wages at a coal mine owned by Glencore, the company and police said on Tuesday.  

newsBDLive reports that the whereabouts of cash that the Financial Services Board (FSB) had flagged as having been transferred to offshore bank accounts during the fraud perpetrated by the Fidentia group of companies is close to being identified.  

amcu thumb medium80 81EWN reports that according to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), its planned strike at Sibanye Gold commencing on Wednesday will prove that it is the majority union at the gold producer.  

solidariteitBusiness Report writes that trade union Solidarity believes if urgent steps are not taken to save SA’s struggling steel industry, more jobs could be lost.  

sibanyeMining Weekly reports that gold producer Sibanye Gold confirmed on Monday that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) had served notice that it would begin a pay strike on Wednesday.  

sarb thumb medium60 101Bloomberg News reports that according to the SA Reserve Bank (SARB), South Africa faces the prospect of a prolonged breach of the 3% to 6% consumer inflation target, even as growth is slowing.  

ShopriteANA reports that outsourced Shoprite workers organised under the #OutsourcingMustFall (OMF) movement on Tuesday went on strike at the retail giant’s largest distribution centre in Gauteng on Olivenhoutbosch Avenue in Centurion.  

uasa thumb medium70 84TMG Digital reports that the United Association of SA (Uasa) says that employers can expect workers to “demand higher wages to enable them to cover their expenses and take care of their families” as a result of Wednesday’s 7.5% petrol price hike.  

pikitupANA reports that striking workers at Johannesburg waste management company Pikitup on Monday afternoon stoned a municipal truck that was collecting refuse in the city.  

solidariteitANA reports that reports that trade union Solidarity on Monday called on liquidators of the failed mining company Aurora to investigate Khulubuse Zuma after his name was mentioned in the so-called Panama Papers.  

graduate thumb100 TimesLive writes that no matter what you studied or how well you did in your course, if you are black you have less chance of finding a job after graduating from Rhodes University.  

implatsSowetanLive reports that members of the public order policing unit were deployed to Burgersfort in Limpopo after community members attacked Impala Platinum’s Marula mine on Sunday evening.  

strike thumb medium85 85Sowetan reports that over 200 workers from a maize milling company in Delareyville, North West, are now jobless after a three-week strike for better pay.  

VantageGoldfieldsSowetanLive writes that two months after three miners were swallowed up by a sinkhole at Lily Mine in Mpumalanga‚ the mining house is trying to design a plan to not only recover their bodies‚ but also restart operations.  

samwu thumb medium80 78The Citizen reports that Pikitup employees who have been on strike for five weeks, are prepared to sacrifice their salaries for months by remaining on strike, the SA Municipal Workers’ Union’s (Samwu’s) Paul Tlhabang said on Monday.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 4 April 2016

news shutterstockIn our Monday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Friday, 1 April 2016.

goldfieldsBloomberg reports that Nick Holland was the top-paid CEO of SA’s four biggest gold producers even as Gold Fields fell last year and had a lower market value than AngloGold Ashanti.  

sidumodlaminiThe New Age reports that Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini has slammed EFF leader Julius Malema, accusing him of a cloak-and-dagger operation to “divide” the ANC ahead of the party’s extended national working committee (NWC) meeting on Monday.  

newsTGM Digital reports that the so-called ‘Panama papers’ have uncovered how a law firm abroad was used to protect people involved in the Fidential fraud, which was one of SA’s biggest white collar scandals.  

tshwane thumb100 Sowetan reports that being paid just R411,48 as their March salaries marked the final straw for bricklayers building the City of Tshwane’s new R2-billion headquarters.  

gavel thumb100 SowetanLive reports that the Grahamstown High Court has ruled that Ikwezi municipality is vicariously liable for damages caused to a former employee who was sexually assaulted by corporate services manager Xola Jack.  

joburgcityANA reports that the City of Johannesburg on Friday said it was worried about the health and environmental impact of the ongoing strike at waste management entity Pikitup after a rodent tested positive for dormant Plague.  

sandf thumb medium90 89eNCA reports that the Chief of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), General Solly Shoke, has raised concerns about the statement issued by the SA National Defence Union (Sandu).