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.

cosatuBusinessLive reports that trade union federation Cosatu has defended the much-commented on National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme‚ saying critics were funded lobbyists.  

labourcourtsNews24 reports that the Labour Court on Wednesday ordered that the SA Social Security Agency's (Sassa’s) bid to halt a strike by some of its employees be struck off the roll with costs.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Wednesday, 4 July 2018.

sassaTimeslive reports that the Public Servants Association (PSA) says its members will continue to strike if the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) does not meet their demands.  

saa thumb medium95 76ANA reports that former SA Airways (SAA) chief financial officer (CFO) Phumeza Nhantsi on Wednesday indicated that she had filed a case of unfair dismissal with the CCMA against the national airline.  

JMPDBusinessLive reports that the City of Johannesburg has improved its shift system for metro police and insourced security personnel to reduce fatigue and boost safety.  

graduate thumb100 Daily News reports that about 100 unemployed graduates - some dressed in their academic robes - took to the streets of Durban in a protest march to raise awareness about their lack of employment.  

newsNews24 reports that reported on Wednesday the search for three people was still under way in the Jan du Toit’s River, a few kilometers from Worcester.  

southafricalogoNews24 reports that an employee of Murray & Roberts who worked as an assistant to the construction manager when the Grayston bridge collapsed in 2015 declined to answer some of the questions put to him on Tuesday.  

fawuNetwerk24 reports that Parmalat SA (PSA) implemented a lock-out of members of the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) after several employees went on strike last week at the company’s Bonnievale plant.  

sasolReuters reports that trade union Solidarity has been given a mandate by senior members to strike at energy giant Sasol over its plan to launch a share ownership scheme exclusively to black staff.  

gavel thumb100 Sowetan reports that the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane on Tuesday interdicted illegal strikers in Giyani from polluting and closing water pumps.  

protestTimeslive reports that dozens of grooms, wielding sticks‚ knobkerries and sjamboks, protested outside the Summerveld horse training centre‚ west of Durban‚ demanding an increase in their hourly wage.  

samwu thumb medium80 78The Citizen reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) has refused to sign a wage agreement that it said would put its members in a disadvantaged position in the light of the current economic constraints marked by VAT and fuel increases.  

roadpassengerbargcouncilBusinessLive reports that five bus companies, including Golden Arrow and Putco, have applied to be exempted from complying with the recently signed bus sector wage agreement, citing financial difficulties.  

newsBusinessLive reports that legislative amendments are in the pipeline to enforce compliance with the employment equity law and to provide incentives for employers who fulfil their obligations.  

sandf thumb medium90 89News24 reports that four South African National Defence Force (SANDF) members died in a crash on the N3 northbound in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) on Sunday afternoon.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Tuesday, 3 July 2018.

southafricalogoMoneyweb reports that an effort by Murray & Roberts (M&R) and other ‘protagonists’ to prevent cross-examination of witnesses in the Department of Labour’s inquiry into the collapse of the Grayston bridge structure in October 2015 failed on Monday.  

SARSBusinessLive reports that suspended SA Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner Tom Moyane has appealed directly to President Cyril Ramaphosa to halt one of two inquiries into tax administration and his alleged misconduct — or face urgent legal action.  

cosatuSowetanLive reports that labour federation Cosatu was owed R45-million in affiliation fees by various unions at the 2017 financial year end.  This was due to infighting in the unions and difficulty in collecting membership fees.  

uberTimeslive reports that Uber and Taxify operators on Tuesday vowed to shut down the app-based e-hailing operations in Johannesburg.  

labourcourtsANA reports that an application by Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu to interdict striking SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) employees was due to be heard at Johannesburg's labour court on Tuesday.  

petrolpumpANA reports that Cosatu said on Monday that poor households would be hardest hit by yet another increase in the price of fuel.  

EsorBusiness Report writes that listed civil engineering and construction group Esor has commenced a process to retrench about 33% in the wake of serious financial and liquidity problems.  

sassaPretoria News reports that the ongoing strike over wages by SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) employees was far from over, Public Service Association (PSA) Tshwane provincial manager Olivia Mashigo warned on Monday.  

sactwuANA reports that the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (Sactwu) said on Monday that a strike was looming in the footwear manufacturing sector over a wage increase dispute.  

popcruThe Citizen reports that the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) on Monday launched the start of two-week long countrywide lunchtime pickets at selected criminal justice cluster buildings.  

newsBusinessLive reports that less than half of millennials are saving for retirement through pension or provident funds, with shifting perceptions by younger investors offering both opportunities and difficulties for financial services companies.  

Sibanye StillwaterNews24 reports that Neal Froneman, CEO of Sibanye-Stillwater, said on Monday that he was "deeply saddened and traumatised" to have lost so many mineworkers at the precious metals producer’s operations.