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.

numsaFin24 reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) is not pleased with the 4% wage increase being proposed by employers in the road passenger sector, following the first round of negotiations.  

ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107Caxton News Service reports that the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) has strengthened its manpower by 729 new metro officials who will assist with traffic flow, crime prevention and the application of municipal ordinances.  

nursing thumb medium90 93TimesLive reports that nurses face endless delays in being sent their practising certificates after paying their yearly fees and end up having to travel long distances to get the certificates in order to keep their jobs.  

chickensBusinessLive reports that a new business model at RCL Foods’ Rainbow Chicken plant in Hammarsdale will come into effect on Wednesday in terms of which the facility will reduce the two-shift system to a single one.  

implatsheadgear smlBusiness Report writes that the Mines 1970 Unclaimed Benefits Preservation Pension and Provident Funds want to distribute the entire fund, totaling R600 million, to ex-mineworkers in SA, Mozambique, Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi, Botswana and Zimbabwe by 2020.  

newsThe Citizen reports that the SA Further Education and Training Student Association (Safetsa) has provisionally called off its nationwide shutdown of the 265 Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) campuses.  

unisaBusinessLive reports that the registration of students at the University of SA (Unisa) is set to go ahead after a salary increment agreement was signed with the National Education and Health Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) on Monday.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 30 January 2017

comANA reports that the Chamber of Mines of SA says it is perplexed by Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane’s statement on Wednesday directed against two of its members, and indeed, with reference to the industry as a whole.  

phiyegaBusinessLive reports that suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega has made damning allegations‚ in a high court application‚ against the board of inquiry that looked into her fitness to hold office.  

robdaviesSunday Tribune reports that Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said last week that poultry production had to be made profitable again to save jobs.  

ppcCity Press reports that two government departments and two major trade unions have announced that an investigation will be conducted into how 242 Chinese nationals obtained permission to work and live at a North West plant owned by cement giant PPC.  

joburgcityBusinessLive reports that Johannesburg executive mayor Herman Mashaba is moving to bring the city’s agencies under the metro’s authority, in an apparent about-turn from promise in the run up to the 2016 local government elections.  

numsaFin24 reports that a 30% wage increase for bus passenger transport workers is only one of the demands that have been presented to employers in the sector for this year’s wage negotiations.  This is according to a statement by the National Union of Metalworkers SA (Numsa).  

chickensBusinessLive reports that workers and executives from the poultry industry will head back to the Pretoria offices of the European Commission (EU) on Wednesday to protest against the destruction of the local industry.  

education90City Press reports that an axe is hovering over senior government officials who failed to ensure textbooks and stationery were delivered to schools in Limpopo and the Eastern Cape in time for the start of the academic year.  

LesothoflagSABC News reports that Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has announced that the process of applying for the Lesotho Special Permit will not be reopened.  

npa thumb100 Weekend Argus reports that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has two months to pay performance bonuses to senior advocates, magistrates and prosecutors.  

satawu thumb medium90 101eNCA writes that the SA Transport and Allied Workers' Union (Satawu) is in crisis with some members accusing general secretary Zenzo Mahlangu of running the union as if it was his own business.  

earningsBusinessTech writes that the taxing of waiters and others who earn voluntary incomes – from tips, for example – may come under scrutiny in the 2017 National Budget Speech.  

Stats SABusinessLive reports on changes in the basket of goods and services used in the calculation of the consumer price index (CPI) by Statistics SA.  The changes were part of the reweighting and rebasing exercise that Stats SA conducts every four years.  

prasaANA reports that an injured train driver drove with pieces of glass in his eyes to safety after an attacker shattered the front window of his train with a brick while he was driving into Du Toit railway station.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 28 January and Sunday, 29 January 2017

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 27 January 2017

chickensBusinessLive reports that at 3pm today (Friday), Loraine Ngubane will knock off work for the last time at Rainbow Chicken (RCL) Foods’ plant in Hammarsdale, about 50km west of Durban.  

mildredoliphantNatasha Marrian writes about rumours swirling in political circles that labour minister Mildred Oliphant is the "model employee", who is present every day, in her office, on time, but who then locks her door with no one knowing what she does.  

sabcBusinessLive reports that Parliament’s ad hoc committee looking into the mess at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has expressed deep concern over the continued attacks on journalists at the public broadcaster.  

anglogoldashantiEWN reports that AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) and trade union Solidarity have each refuted a claim that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has sealed a deal with the gold producer to save more than 800 jobs at risk.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90David McKay reports that Platinum producer Lonmin’s operational and financial woes deepened in the first quarter of its 2017 financial year in which it said it was losing money and might cut capital expenditure as the year progressed.  

unisaEWN reports that the University of SA (Unisa) and the National Health Education & Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) were due to resume talks on Friday morning after a protest at all its campuses over salary increases.