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.

statssaReuters reports that South Africa's unemployment rate rose to 26.7% of the labour force in the first quarter of this year from 24.5% in the fourth quarter of 2015.  

mtnBusiness Report writes that Mteto Nyati, CE of MTN South Africa, said last week the company was looking at a process of equalising the pay and benefits of temporary workers with those of its permanent staff.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Mining Weekly reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) on Friday delivered a memorandum of demands to diversified miner Glencore, outlining its members’ demands and grievances.  

newsNews24 reports that Independent Newspapers has come to a settlement agreement with former Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois, who was sacked in 2013.  

meibcEngineering News reports that trade union Solidarity has called on Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant to urgently intervene in the matters of the ailing Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC).  

houseThe New Age reports that North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo came out guns blazing and lambasted the EFF in the province for instigating the illegal occupation of RDP houses in Marikana.  

eskomANA reports that the SA Police Service (SAPS) is investigating the deaths of two Eskom workers who died in mysterious circumstances last week.  

earningsBDLive writes that executive remuneration has come under scrutiny in recent years, but it is hard to compare the pay packages of executives in different companies just by adding up the "total remuneration" column in annual reports.  

labourcourtsNews24 reports that former Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois' sacking in 2013 is expected to come under the spotlight in the Labour Court in Cape Town on Monday.  

postoffice thumb100 Netwerk24 reports that the two-day strike by members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) at the SA Post Office (Sapo) has ended.  

statssaBDLive reports that data from Statistics SA (Stats SA) on Monday are expected to show that SA’s stubbornly high unemployment challenges continued in the first quarter of 2016.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92Netwerk24 writes that, although delays will get shorter, Cape Town commuters can ready themselves for persistent and frustrating train delays for at least the next six months.  

sadtu90City Press reports that the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) is threatening to haul the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to court over its report into the union’s jobs-for-cash scam at schools.  

ambulanceTimesLive reports that a paramedic was killed on Saturday night in a collision with a sedan car while transporting a mother and her baby to hospital in Durban.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet from Friday, 6 May to Sunday, 8 May 2016

angiemotshekgaBDLive reports that the release of the highly anticipated report on "jobs for cash" in schools has been postponed again.  

northwestprovinceSABC News writes that some North West local municipalities do not comply with Health & Safety Regulations, often with devastating consequences for some of their employees.  

transnetlogo thumb100 Netwerk24 reports that the judge in the case in which thousands of former employees of Transnet have taken the logistics company and its pension funds to court over their meagre pensions could rule in the next two weeks.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92Cape Times reports that nearly 500 Cape Town trains were cancelled this week, and the Metrorail service will continue to be delayed for as long as it takes to repair damaged carriages.  

numANA reports that National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Thursday called for an immediate resumption of the rescue mission to recover three workers that were still trapped underground at Lily Gold Mine in Mpumalanga.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 5 May 2016

postoffice thumb100 ANA reports that the SA Post Office (Sapo) said on Thursday that less than 1% of staff stayed away from work on the first day of a strike by members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU).  

WorkingOnFireNews24 reports that a young Working on Fire member, Andile Prince Nkosi, drowned in the Sabie River in Mpumalanga, a spokesperson for the organisation said on Thursday.  

VantageGoldfieldsNews24 reports that failure to pay workers at Mpumalanga's collapsed Lily Mine resulted in a massive protest involving local residents and more than 700 disgruntled miners on Thursday morning.  

buffalocitymetroDispatchLive reports that Buffalo City Metro mayor Alfred Mtsi, his deputy and the acting municipal manager on Tuesday had to flee a memorial service for five city employees killed in an accident last week.  

postoffice thumb100 EWN reports that as SA Post Office (Sapo) employees affiliated to the Communication Workers Union (CWU) start their strike around the country on Thursday, Gauteng staff are preparing to picket outside offices.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 4 May 2016

southafricalogoTMG Digital reports that on Tuesday prison warders at the Johannesburg prison colloquially known as "Sun City" embarked on a strike, demanding that Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha should intervene to hear their grievances.  

northwestprovinceNews24 reports that temporary teachers in North West who did not get their April salaries will be paid on Thursday, the provincial education department has promised.  

ambulanceNews24 reports that three construction workers were seriously injured by falling glass at the Menlyn Park Mall in Pretoria on Wednesday.