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.

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 20 April 2017

news shutterstockIn our Thursday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Wednesday, 19 April 2017.

eskomTimesLive reports that National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) general secretary Irvin Jim has berated Eskom for its parting payment of R30.1 million to former chief executive Brian Molefe.  

Rhodes UniversityANA reports that Rhodes University said on Wednesday it had received notification from the National Education Health & Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) of the union’s intention to embark on three days of protected industrial action over wages.  

handcuffsCaxton News Service writes that a man was arrested in Ekurhuleni on Monday after his alleged victim told the police that the suspect almost killed him following an argument over money.  

numMining Weekly reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has declared a dispute against Evander Gold Mines (EGM), saying the company refused to implement both the voluntary separation package (VSP) and retrenchment agreements.  

sapseNCA reports that police in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) are searching for a man who shot and killed a police officer in cold blood in Durban on Wednesday.  Captain Bheki Simelane was killed just metres from his house in Phoenix.  

fedusa thumb medium80 85The Star writes that the new South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) might be on a collision course with its rival, the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa), over its choice of name.  

westerncape thumb medium80 80Cape Argus reports that on the second day of the second term, a school principal was brutally attacked by two assailants and stabbed multiple times at his school premises.  

gavel thumb100 The Citizen reports that Ruth Moshabane, the woman accused of siphoning off about R24 million from MTN over nearly two years, will plead not guilty, her attorney said on Wednesday.  

nehawu80Reuters reports that the National Education Health & Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) on Wednesday vowed to seek wage hikes above the inflation rate in coming public sector negotiations that are expected to begin in June or July.  

protesteNCA reports that Cosatu in Gauteng plans to march to Absa's headquarters in Johannesburg on Thursday.  The trade union federation said the bank has been involved in controversial activities which have been detrimental to the country.  

ambulanceCape Argus reports that Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato has done an about-turn on his promise to provide private security to escort EMS (Emergency Medical Services) staff responding to medical emergencies in “red zones”.  

samalogo thumb medium85 87eNCA reports that medical practitioners in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) say the province’s state healthcare system is on the brink of collapse.  

cosatuFin24 reports that according to Cosatu, the appointment of Professor Chris Malikane as a technical adviser to Finance Miniister Malusi Gigaba was a step in the right direction.  

graphdown thumb medium90 80BusinessLive reports that consumer inflation slowed in March with a moderation in food price increases, but economists say interest rate cuts are unlikely until inflation falls back into the Reserve Bank’s target band of 3% to 6%.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 19 April 2017

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 18 April 2017

news shutterstockIn our Tuesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Thursday, 13 April 2017.

numsaNews24 reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) says it has ended its consultations with workers in the road passenger transport sector and, following a week of striking, its members have accepted the new terms.  

sapsTimesLive writes that suspended senior police officers — including some declared unfit to hold public office, and others accused of murder and fraud — are allowed to hang onto their jobs for years and draw salaries, costing taxpayers millions of rands a year.  

earningsTMG Digital reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Sunday that the R30 million pension payout received by former Eskom boss Brian Molefe should be investigated by the Public Protector.  

zumaIOL News reports that Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini remains the “odd one” out among the labour federation’s leadership, which has called on President Jacob Zuma to step down from office.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92EWN reports that Metrorail says its services on the Cape Town Northern Line will be affected this week, after three trains were damaged by a fire in Kraaifontein on Friday night.  At least eight carriages were destroyed and three more coaches badly damaged.  

sapsTimesLive reports that an intermittent water supply, smashed windows, broken lifts and a lack of security are the conditions police officers and their families living in Gauteng’s SAPS barracks deal with daily.  

comBusinessLive reports that according to the Chamber of Mines of SA (COM), job losses in mining have slowed down compared with two years ago.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92HeraldLive reports that efforts to address critical teacher shortages at Nelson Mandela Bay schools have suffered yet another setback, with the reassignment of excess teachers delayed by a further three months.  

healthcareTimesLive writes that the healthcare system is collapsing in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN)‚ where hospitals are short-staffed and filled with broken equipment, while remaining staff battle to offer patients life-saving treatment.  

handshake thumb medium90 90TimesLive reports that striking members of the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) employed by the Department of Social Development (DSD) would return to work by Tuesday.  

sidumodlaminieNCA reports that Cosatu says that despite messages of support for President Jacob Zuma, the trade union federation still wants him to step down.