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.

newsThe Citizen reports that a chemical explosion erupted at AGChem, a chemical plant in Waltloo, Pretoria, on Thursday.  According to reports, big clouds of yellow smoke were coming from the plant.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92EWN reports that Metrorail officials will on Friday receive a report on the extent of the damage caused to infrastructure during protests in Langa.  

ramatlhodiTimesLive reports that public servants who do business with the state will be fired if they don't give up their business interests by January next year.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 22 September 2016

news shutterstockIn our Thursday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Wednesday, 21 September 2016.

daTMG Digital reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) has given the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) until Monday to tell it what position Hlaudi Motsoeneng now occupies and when he was appointed to it.  

southafricalogoANA reports that in the 12 years since the inception of government's anti-corruption hotline, a total of 3,570 civil servants have been charged with graft, the governance and administration cluster said on Thursday.  

acdpBDLive reports that the more generous parental and adoption leave that the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) has proposed in a private member’s bill, has been hailed by union federation Cosatu as "correct and progressive".  

sacpThe Star reports that tensions between labour federation Cosatu and the SA Communist Party (SACP) were palpable during a bilateral meeting aimed at addressing their differences and challenges dogging the broader ruling alliance movement.  

cosatuBusiness Report writes that Cosatu on Wednesday accused food companies of exploiting the poor by increasing bread prices at a time when the cost of wheat had come down.  

CCMABusiness Report writes that labour rights groups have lauded the Labour Court’s judgement which will see many non-unionised workers make their own choice of representation at the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).  

ceppwawuBusiness Report writes that the Chemical Energy Paper Printing Wood and Allied Workers’ Union (Ceppwawu) has been let off the hook by the Labour Department for its dodgy financial administration and failing to meet its lawful obligations.  

mildredoliphantMoneyweb reports that three employer organisations and four companies are taking the minister of labour, Mildred Oliphant, and the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC), to court.  

sadtu90ANA reports that teacher union Sadtu says it will embark on a provincial march if the education department in Mpumalanga does not cease its plans to cut more than a thousand teacher posts.  

protestANA reports that labour federation Cosatu and the SA Communist Party (SACP) on Wednesday urged protesting students to direct their anger towards private companies instead of at the government which they said has made strides in helping poor students.  

strike thumb medium85 85GroundUp reports that striking Robertson Winery workers have been without wages for a month, with negotiations with the company still deadlocked.  

bhpMineweb reports that BHP Billiton chief executive Andrew MacKenzie did not receive a performance bonus for the 2016 financial year, which saw his remuneration plunge to about $2.24 million.  

minerMining Weekly reports that African Rainbow Minerals, Anglo American SA, AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields, Harmony Gold and Sibanye Gold have been granted leave to appeal against all aspects of the class certification judgment delivered by the South Gauteng High Court in May.  

newsIOL News reports that incidents of pupils assaulting teachers have been reported at a top Sandton high school.  Last week, pupils at Sandown High School allegedly locked a Grade 8 teacher in a classroom after complaining that the maths test she had set was too difficult.  

sabcTimesLive reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board is considering a proposal that could lead to Hlaudi Motsoeneng making a comeback as broadcaster’s chief operating officer (COO).  

metrorail thumb medium90 92EWN reports that services on Metrorail’s central line in Cape Town remain suspended on Thursday morning.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 21 September 2016

news shutterstockIn our Wednesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Tuesday, 20 September 2016.

numEWN reports that Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) is confident it will reach an agreement with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), which has declared a wage dispute with the platinum producer after talks deadlocked.  

newseNCA reports that labour federation Cosatu has announced countrywide mass action next month in its fight for decent work.  

southafricalogoTMG Digital reports that inspections carried out by the Department of Labour at public health care sector facilities have uncovered shocking non-compliance when it comes workplace safety and hazardous biological agents.  

angloamerican fullBusiness Report writes that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the United Association of SA (Uasa) have joined the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) in declaring a wage dispute against Anglo American Platinum (Amplats).  

gideonduplessisGideon du Plessis, General Secretary of trade union Solidarity, looks in detail at how the six year-long Aurora saga played out and comes to the conclusion that the system suits those carrying out corruption but works against the workers.  

sidumodlaminiThe Citizen reports that Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), slated Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) president Sdumo Dlamini on Tuesday as a clown.  

tshwane thumb100 News24 reports that low staff morale and poor management are some of the problems Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga has encountered in his first month in office.