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.

gavel thumb100 HeraldLive reports that unionist Thobile Ntola, who was fired this year as principal of Chubekile High School in Kwazakhele, Port Elizabeth, has taken the Department of Education to court, demanding reinstatement.  

zumaBusinessLive reports that lawyers for the mineworkers who were injured and arrested during the 2012 Marikana shooting incident have accused the government of acting in bad faith.  

vavi1ANA reports that Zwelinzima Vavi on Monday told delegates at the National Union of Metalworkers of SA’s (Numsa’s) 10th national congress that the national minimum wage (NMW) as proposed was an “insult”.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90ANA reports that platinum producer Lonmin on Monday said it was currently reviewing its housing plan in line with the recommendations of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry  It indicated that it was confident that it would submit a compliant plan.  

employment thumb100 BusinessLive writes that, although the formal sector added more jobs during the third quarter, after struggling to create employment for most of the year, experts are still not convinced that the positive results indicate a turnaround.  

sabcMail & Guardian reports that the Western Cape High Court has ruled in favour of the Democratic Alliance (DA), calling the appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as the SABC’s group executive of corporate affairs unlawful and irrational.  

numsaTimesLive reports that most of the top leadership of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) will retain their posts after they were nominated unopposed at the union’s national congress in Cape Town on Monday.  

graduate thumb100 The New Age reports that thousands of job seekers continue to lie their way into potential employment through fraudulent CVs and fake qualifications.  A local background screening company bust 66,700 resumés that contained fudged information between January and October.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 12 December 2016

popcruANA reports that the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) on Monday said it stood by police officers facing charges relating to the violence in Marikana that claimed the lives of 44 people in 2012.  

Stats SABusiness Report writes that some 923,000 more South Africans were employed in the third quarter, Statistics SA’s latest Quarterly Employment Statistics report showed on Monday.  

sapsTMG Digital reports that four police officers‚ one of them a major-general‚ are facing murder charges while several other officers are facing charges of attempted murder for their roles in the 2012 Marikana massacre.  

sapsNews24 reports that an off-duty police officer was shot and killed early on Monday morning in Wallacedene, Kraaifontein, while on his way to work.  

marikanacommission thumb100 ANA reports that Presidency has announced that government is ready to pay compensation for the victims of the August 2012 violence at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine.  Thirty-four people died at the hands of the police on 16 August 2012 and 10 were killed in preceding days.  

newsThe New Age reports that hundreds of travellers using the Beitbridge border post were left stranded over the weekend as immigration officers reportedly embarked on a go-slow.  The industrial action is said to have started on Friday.  

graduate thumb100 The New Age reports that the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is working with the police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the US to crack down on the spiralling number of bogus colleges.  

sandf thumb medium90 89News24 reports that the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has denied a report that it will cut up to 16,000 jobs.  

samwu thumb medium80 78Sunday Times reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) has been placed under provisional liquidation after failing to pay its former lawyer R.2.4-million in outstanding legal bills.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90BusinessLive reports that platinum producer Lonmin faced "immediate action in the form of suspension or cancellation" of its mining right if it failed to submit a "compliant" housing plan, President Jacob Zuma warned on Sunday.  

gautengSaturday Star reports that forensics officers at Gauteng’s pathology laboratories have threatened to embark on further strikes if the Gauteng Department of Health does not meet their demands.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 10 December and Sunday, 11 December 2016

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 9 December 2016

education thumb100 BusinessLive reports that the SA Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) and the National Teachers Union (Natu) are threatening industrial action in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) at the opening of the 2017 school year if the salaries and the working conditions of Grade R teachers are not improved.  

nehawu80News24 reports that the decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) should be left to Parliament, the National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) said on Thursday, condemning the executive.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that two of the three men accused of killing a North West policeman appeared briefly in the Brits Regional Court on Thursday.  The case was postponed to 17 January.  

medicaldoctorNews24 reports that a new overtime policy introduced by the national Department of Health could see some doctors in the public sector facing a pay cut as high as 30% in January.  Specialists will be the one most affected by the policy.  

numsaSABC News reports that a new political party that champions the rights of workers is on the cards ahead of the 2019 general elections.  The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has vowed to launch what it calls a workers’ party.  

vavi1EWN reports that a new trade union umbrella body has set down 2017 as the year to fight white monopoly capital.  

cosatuThe Mercury reports that Cosatu in KwaZulu-Natal has outlined the reasons it feels strongly that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa should succeed President Jacob Zuma at next year’s ANC elective conference.  

northencapelogoThe New Age writes that the closure in 2012 of the diamond mines owned by De Beers in the small town of Kleinzee, in the Namakwa district, left thousands of people jobless.  It also led to the closure of businesses and the migration of workers.