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.

VantageGoldfieldsBusiness Report writes that hopes are dim for retrieving the three miners who are trapped in an underground container at the Vantage Goldfields-owned Lily Gold Mine in Barberton.  

bmwBusiness Report writes that car manufacturer BMW South Africa says it plans to expand its IT workforce by 50% from 400 to 600 jobs by next year.  

parliamentNews24 reports that members of the National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) who embarked on an unprotected strike at Parliament on Thursday could be fired if found guilty of misconduct.  

gunCaxton News reports that a group of heavily armed suspects entered one of the shops at Umlazi Mall in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) on Wednesday and, during the robbery, the suspects were approached by security guards who were on duty, and a shootout ensued.  

numsaBusiness Report writes that a new three-year agreement for the vehicle-manufacturing industry appears imminent.  

telkom thumb100 MyBroadband reports that the Communication Workers Union (CWU) has voted to suspend its Telkom strike, while the telecoms company has said it wants to see all employees back at work on Friday.  

sasolEWN reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) says it’s given petro-chemical giant Sasol a week to respond to the demands of striking workers.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 8 September 2016

farming thumb medium80 84ANA reports that the Department of Labour on Thursday alerted employers about an increasing number of bogus labour inspectors tricking unsuspecting employers into paying false fines.  

parliamentBDLive reports that parliamentary staff represented by the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) downed tools on Thursday to picket over the application of the "no work, no pay" principle in relation to last year’s industrial action.  

miner thumb medium90 104BDLive reports that it will take 19 years to clear the claims backlog at the Compensation Commission for Occupational Diseases if it continues working at its current pace, commissioner Barry Kistnasamy told MPs on Wednesday.  

strike thumb medium85 85EWN reports that the Nelson Mandela Museum in the Eastern Cape will remain closed due to a strike by staff members.  

auroraAfter six years of legal wrangling, the liquidators of Pamodzi Gold mines and Aurora Empowerment Systems have finally seen cash as Khulubuse Zuma, Jacob Zuma's nephew, reached a settlement to pay R23 million.  

strike thumb medium85 85News24 reports that the White River Saw Mill in Mpumalanga on Wednesday denied claims that it had offered employees a 78c wage increase.  

cwu thumb medium90 95The New Age reports that the Communication Workers Union (CWU) on Wednesday described its meeting with Telkom over its five week long strike as an “academic exercise”.  

MidvaalTimesLive reports that the Midvaal municipality has taken a decision to suspend its employees who were involved in an illegal strike before the August local government elections and to take disciplinary action against them.  

earningsBDLive reports that a panel tasked with investigating and developing a national minimum wage will give Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa a report on its findings in late October.  

sasolMineweb reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) will March to Sasol’s head office in Rosebank on Thursday to hand over a memorandum of demands for better wages.  

vavi1Business Report writes that axed Cosatu boss Zwelinzima Vavi believes the sacking of 228 SA Post Office (Sapo) workers affiliated to the Influential Information and Communication Union of SA (IICUOSA) is linked to workers not belonging to a Cosatu union.  

satawu thumb medium90 101Netwerk24 reports that the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) must cough up R103,885 due to damage caused by its striking members to Manzi Monate’s recreational facilities in Pretoria.  

auroraBDLive reports that the North Gauteng High Court has ordered that sequestration proceedings begin against the former directors of Aurora Empowerment systems for mismanagement of Pamodzi Gold mines.  

tshwane thumb100 BDLive reports that about 150 former Tshwane municipal employees whose services were outsourced to private companies began gathering in Marabastad on Wednesday.  

amcu thumb medium80 81The New Age reports that Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) president Joseph Mathunjwa said on Tuesday in relation platinum negotiations that prospects for industrial action were par for the course during wage talks.  

parliamentThe New Age reports that parliamentary workers who are members of the National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) are threatening to down tools on Thursday if disciplinary action against six of their colleagues is not halted.  

cosatuANA reports that labour federation Cosatu has requested the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to investigate the disaster in February at the Lily Gold Mine, in Barberton, in which three mineworkers died.  

postoffice thumb100 Business Report writes that axed SA Post Office (Sapo) workers are hopeful the Minister of Telecommunications, Siyabonga Gcwele, will intervene after 288 workers were dismissed in June after going on strike for three days.  

uasa thumb medium70 84Business Reports writes that the United Association of SA (Uasa) has warned that SA’s economic growth could be neutralised because of the Hawks’ probe into Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.  

strike thumb medium85 85News24 reports that about 500 workers at the White River Saw Mill in Mpumalanga have gone on strike after they were allegedly offered a 78c wage increase.  

gautrainBusiness Report writes that the United National Transport Union (UNTU) has been granted a strike certificate which could see its members down tools if its wage demands are not met by Gautrain operator, the Bombela Operating Company.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 6 September 2016