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.

medicaldoctorCity Press reports that junior doctors have blamed government’s lack of planning for the emotional roller coaster they faced about starting their compulsory community service this month.  

earningsBusiness Report writes that the official salaries of South Africa’s kings, queens, and other traditional leaders have been published for the 2018 financial year.  

gavel thumb100 TimesLive reports that a Cape Town court clerk‚ Siyabulela Sono‚ has been granted bail of R2‚000 after appearing in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Friday for alleged corruption.  

joburgcitySaturday Star reports that the panel that appointed David Tembe as the new head of the Joburg Metro Police Department is coming under heavy scrutiny, with the ANC in Gauteng requesting a full record of the deliberations that led to it making the controversial choice.  

sahrc thumb medium90 90EWN reports that the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it has finalised a report on its interventions in hundreds of farm eviction cases in the Western Cape.  

cosatuColumnist Mamokgethi Malopyane writes that in 2018 the Left within the Tripartite Alliance seems fated to repeat the pattern of last year – unable to influence the political and policy direction of the ANC.  

gautengTimesLive reports that a traffic officer employed by the Gauteng Traffic Department was due to appear in the Pretoria Commercial Crimes Court on Monday on charges of alleged corruption and extortion.  

southafricalogoEngineering News reports that with the impending 15 January deadline looming, the Department of Labour (DoL) on Monday urged employers to file their employment equity (EE) online reports.  

nehawu80ANA reports that the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) on Friday expressed concern about the high matric dropout rate and the poor examination results from rural areas.  

parliamentCity Press reports that unhappy MPs are setting aside their political differences to challenge their compulsory membership of the Parliamentary and Provincial Medical Aid Scheme (Parmed), because of its exorbitant tariffs.  

numsaANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has condemned the decision by the Eskom board to reinstate former acting CEO Matshela Koko and acting head of group capital Prish Govender to their positions.  

gunNews24 reports that a 43-year-old security guard was shot and killed during a robbery at a mall in Mthatha on Friday evening.  

gavel thumb100 eNCA reports that the lawyer for a Boland farm worker accused of chaining and beating a security guard says his client needs urgent psychological intervention.  

VantageGoldfieldsANA reports that Lily Gold Mine has approached the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) for a loan as part of efforts to raise funds to resume the mission to retrieve the remains of three workers who were trapped underground in February 2016.  

blsa thumb medium70 98News24 reports that Business Leadership SA (BLSA) said on Thursday that the reinstatement of suspended Eskom executives Matshela Koko and Prish Govender "flies in the face of the rule of law".  

naptosa thumb medium70 99TimesLive reports that the National Professional Teachers’ Organisation of SA (Naptosa) has lauded the improvement in matric results‚ but also cautioned that it was not true that no-fee schools "outstripped" fee-paying schools in terms of performance.  

newsTimesLive reports that authorities evacuated farms within a three kilometre radius of a dangerous chemical spill at a company in the Cape Winelands on Thursday.  

eskomBusiness Report writes that cash- strapped Eskom is set to foot reinstated executive Matshela Koko’s legal costs, the state-owned power utility said on Wednesday.  

wsuniversity thumb100 eNCA reports that the Higher Education Transformation Network says it will be taking the Council for Higher Education (CHE) to court over the latter’s decision to de-accredit Walter Sisulu University’s (WSU’s) Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree.  

eskomBusinessLive reports that Eskom’s acting head of group capital Prish Govender returned to work on Tuesday while the head of generation Matshela Koko is scheduled to do so on Monday next week.  

petrolpumpEWN reports that the Public Servants Association of SA (PSA) has welcomed the drop in petrol prices which kicked in on Tuesday (2 January) night at midnight.  

FidelitySowetanLive reports that two security guards were killed on Tuesday morning during an attempted cash-in-transit (CIT) robbery in Modderfontein‚ Johannesburg.  

numsaNews24 reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) claimed on Monday that joining its new workers' party should be every South African’s New Year's resolution for 2018.  

ambulanceeNCA reports that Gauteng Infrastructure and Development MEC, Jacob Mamabolo, has added his voice to those condemning the attack of emergency officials in Ekurhuleni.  

newsTimesLive reports on a social media post, which went viral after originally having been posted on 10 December, about how one motorist’s selfless act of ubuntu saved a petrol attendant from losing his job.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that police investigating killings in the North West platinum belt were reprimanded by a Brits Magistrate’s Court on Friday for shoddy investigations.  

newsSA Labour News wishes all readers a successful and productive year ahead in achievement of their labour relations objectives and aims.  We took a short break over the past holiday period, but are back at work and ready to report on labour-related news.

strike thumb medium85 85EWN reports that striking Shoprite and Checkers workers say if management does not respond to their grievances within seven days they will take further action.  

sapsNews24 reports a police officer was shot dead while a second was injured when they responded to a security alarm at the PE Ice Cream shop in Patterson Road, North End.  

NelsonMandelaUniversityBusinessLive reported earlier this week that tensions were running high at Nelson Mandela University (NMU) following eight months of fruitless salary negotiations between unions and management.