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.

metrorail thumb medium90 92Cape Argus reports that there was commuter chaos in Cape Town on Tuesday after at least 35 trains were cancelled as a result of recent arson attacks on rail infrastructure.  

VantageGoldfieldsNews24 reports that mineworkers who expected to receive full salaries from Lily Mine at the end of April will now have to rely on food parcels after the company only paid them R650 each.  

sanral thumb100 BDLive reports that striking workers at Teti Traffic assembled at the SA National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) offices in Midrand on Wednesday morning.  

freemarketfoundationBusiness Report writes that the Free Market Foundation (FMF) has lost its court challenge seeking to force the Labour Minister to alter some aspects of the collective bargaining system in South Africa.  

postoffice thumb100 Business Report writes that the Communication Workers Union (CWU) is preparing to halt SA Post Office (Sapo) operations this week.  

phiyegaNews24 reports that a small group from the Marikana Support Campaign, who sat through the first day of a board of inquiry into suspended national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega's fitness to hold office, made their presence felt on Tuesday.  

strike thumb medium85 85eNCA reports that Teti Traffic workers are set to continue their strike action on Wednesday morning.  Teti Traffic manages road incidents on behalf of roads agency, Sanral.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 3 May 2016

protestNews24 reports that eight SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) affliated employees were arrested for public violence during a protest over salaries on the N1 on Tuesday afternoon.  

phiyegaNews24 reports that the chairperson of the inquiry into suspended police commissioner Riah Phiyega’s fitness to hold office on Tuesday granted a request to question her about more than just the evidence she gave at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.  

anglogoldashantiMining Weekly reports that AngloGold Ashanti has suspended activities at its Savuka shaft, following the death of two employees on Saturday.  

cosatuBDLive reports that Cosatu on Tuesday said it would table before the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) the decision by SA’s four major banks to terminate banking services for companies owned by the politically connected Gupta family.  

strike thumb medium85 85ANA reports that protesting workers on the N1 highway have dispersed after they blocked the road on Tuesday morning.  

healthcareCape Argus reports that two bogus doctors from Philippi are to appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday after they were bust consulting with patients and dispensing medicine without licences.  

hospersaNews24 reports that the Health and Other Services Personnel Trade Union of SA (Hospersa) on Friday called for greater safety provisions for health workers, after a deadly attack on a nurse the week before last.  

effIOL News writes that councillors wanting sex in exchange for jobs and houses will be kicked out immediately at any municipality under the control of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).  

phiyegaSowetan reports that suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega believes that it will be a “huge task” for the SA Police Service to help take her down over the Marikana massacre.  

northwestprovinceSABC News reports that the SA Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) in the North West has called on the provincial government to take strong action against municipalities that continue to contravene labour laws.  

newsSunday Independent reports that Cosatu rebels who punted the formation of a new labour federation were unable to give it public support at a workers’ summit on Saturday as they had not yet received the go-ahead from members.  

strike thumb medium85 85EWN reports that SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) service provider Teti Traffic says it’s deeply disappointed that contract workers have gone ahead with strike action for a 130% salary increase.  

daThe Citizen reports that according to Democratic Alliance (DA) Johannesburg mayoral candidate Herman Mashaba, the city needs to be clean and free of crime to attract local and international tourists.  

popcruSowetan reports that a SA Police Service (SAPS) vehicle was used to transport T-shirts bearing the emblem of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) to Cosatu’s Workers Day rally in Mamelodi at the weekend.  

earningsBusinessTech reports that data from CareerJunction’s (CJ’s) salary index shows which South African jobs saw the biggest jumps in offered salary between 2015 and 2016.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet from Saturday, 30 April to Monday, 2 May 2016

ambulanceeNCA reports that a memorial has been unveiled in Stellenbosch for emergency services staff who have lost their lives in the line of duty.  

postoffice thumb100 SABC News reports that the Communication Workers Union (CWU) says it, together with other unions at the SA Post Office (Sapo), still plan to down tools on Wednesday and Thursday this coming week to push for salary increases, which it says have not been paid for the past two years.  

prasaNetwerk24 reports that the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) and the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) will be back in court on Tuesday over an interdict against strikers.  

anglogoldashantiEWN reported on Sunday that officials of AngloGold Ashanti said they would visit the Savuka Mine to conduct an inspection once they were certain it was safe to go down the shaft.  

VantageGoldfieldsThe New Age reports that it was a gloomy May Day for about 900 workers at Vantage Goldfields’ Lily Mine in Mpumalanga after they were not paid their salaries for April as promised by the mine.  

satawu thumb medium90 101eNCA reports that traffic incidents management company Teti Traffic and the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) will start conciliation talks on Wednesday.