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.

sabcBDLive reports that senior anchor at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Vuyo Mvoko will be appealing to the Supreme Court of Appeal over the SABC’s decision not to put him on air, his lawyers said on Monday.  

petrolpump thumb medium80 94Fin24 reports that according to a union representative, independent contractors delivering fuel to petrol stations as part of the contingency plan to prevent them from running dry could be receiving thousands of rands.  

seifsaBDLive reports that the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) says the metals and engineering sector in SA is in a critical condition and it seems it will suffer more setbacks over the next six months before improvements can be expected.  

eskomReuters reports that workers downed tools on Monday at three power stations, with more set to follow, but Eskom said its operations had not yet been impacted.  

saccilogoBusiness Report writes that the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) warned on Friday that the wage strike currently affecting deliveries from oil refineries and fuel depots would have a negative impact on the economy.  

ancFin24 reports that 106 African National Congress (ANC) councillors in six major metropolitan areas are set to lose their jobs following the results in this year's local government elections.  

ambulanceCape Times reports on another attack on an emergency medical services (EMS) crew, which took place in Browns Farm, Philippi, at the weekend.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92Cape Times reports that train commuters in Cape Town on the Southern line should expect delays or cancellations on Monday after a fire destroyed four train carriages near Retreat station on Sunday.  

petrolpump thumb medium80 94BDLive reports that the strike in the petrochemical sector enters a second week after negotiations between the union and employers remained deadlocked on Friday.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 6 August and Sunday, 7 August 2016

psaFin24 reports that the Public Servants Association of SA (PSA) has made a court application to contest the amendments made by the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) relating to retirement and resignation fund benefits.  

strike thumb medium85 85EWN reports that with the petrol strike in its second week, the South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) has assured motorists that it’s doing its best to ensure fuel petrol is delivered to stations around Gauteng.  

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

sabcANA reports that axed SABC contributing editor Vuyo Mvoko’s application to get the public broadcaster to reinstate him was dismissed by the Johannesburg High Court on Friday.  

petrolpump thumb medium80 94Fin24 reports that the petrol wage strike is expected to continue indefinitely as an agreement could not be reached between unions and employers at a meeting held on Friday.  

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gavel thumb100 TimesLive reports that a man who murdered his company's human resources manager in an attempt to evade a disciplinary hearing has failed in his attempt to have a life sentence reduced.  

seifsaEngineering News reports that the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) says it is “extremely concerned” about persistently lower confidence and production levels, which could lead to possible further job losses in the metals and engineering sector.  

southafricalogoNews24 reports that SA’s new local government councillors will hit the ground running with intensive training and support measures in place for them.  

headgearMining Weekly reports that traditionally, women in the mining sector have occupied positions in support services such as administration and commercial and human resources.  However, more women globally are occupying technical positions – in mine engineering, mechanical engineering and metallurgy – says International Women in Mining (IWiM) director Barbara Dischinger.  

ABInBevBDLive reports that Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) on Thursday announced details of the 17-person top management team that will run the post-merger entity and it emerged that it will be clearing out all the top SABMiller executives.  

vavi1TMG Digital reports that, commenting on the local election results, former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said that Jesus has returned and was "spotted" in Nelson Mandela Bay metro on Thursday night.  

strike thumb medium85 85GroundUp reports that workers in the Eastern Cape at Aspen Pharmacare, the country’s largest generic pharmaceutical manufacturer, have been on a protected strike since last week.  Their main demand is a 10% increase, while Aspen is offering 7%.  

fedusa thumb medium80 85The Citizen reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) has urgently called on the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to intervene in the petrol workers’ wage strike.  

solidariteitEWN reports that trade union Solidarity says it will continue with its application to have two SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) news executives pay for legal bills incurred by four journalists in their battle to be reinstated at the broadcaster.  

sabcCape Times reports that suspended SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) contributing editor Vuyo Mvoko could know by Friday whether the SABC will reinstate him.  

ambulanceTimesLive reports that attacks on paramedics in metros such as Cape Town and Johannesburg are under the spotlight again.  

boardroomtableSABC News reports that employers in the petroleum sector have finally agreed to resume negotiations with the striking Chemical Energy Paper Printing Wood and Allied Workers’ Union (Ceppwawu).  

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

news shutterstockIn our Thursday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Tuesday, 2 August 2016.