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.

education90Cape Argus reports that newly qualified teachers will have to obtain a licence to practice their profession should a far-reaching proposal by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) get the green light.  

vavi1BDLive reports that trade unions gearing up for the launch of a new federation later this year are expected to announce a campaign against job losses this weekend.  

angloamerican fullMining Weekly reports that two Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) employees were killed in a winch rope incident at the Tumela mine at Amandelbult, Limpopo, earlier this week.  

sandf thumb medium90 89TMG Digital reports that a doctor doing his community service at the SA Army Infantry School in Oudtshoorn has been arrested for allegedly raping two female recruits in the sick bay.  

postoffice thumb100 BDLive reports that the SA Post Office (Sapo) management is pulling out all stops to avert an employee strike that CEO Mark Barnes warns could sound the death knell for the parastatal.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 28 April 2016

limusaBusiness Report writes that an arbitration hearing over an organisational rights dispute between the Liberated Metalworkers Union of SA (Limusa) and Toyota SA and the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has been adjourned until next week.  

postoffice thumb100 EWN reports that the Communication Workers Union (CWU) is planning a strike at the SA Post Office (Sapo) next week.  

sapsTimesLive reports that quantity not quality appears to be the driver of the new SA Police Service (SAPS) training schedule.  With practical training set to remain at its current 12 months, what has raised concerns is the drop in the theoretical training time from a year to eight months.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 26 April 2016

mildredoliphantBDLive reports that the government will grant corporate SA a grace period of about six months before cracking down hard on noncompliance with employment equity (EE) plans.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 25 April 2016

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 23 April and Sunday, 24 April 2016

CPUTEWN reports that striking workers at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) say that, while their frustrations with management are mounting, they will not take drastic action as they wait for a response concerning their grievances.  

buffalocitymetroDispatchLive reports that the embattled Buffalo City Metro (BCM) lurched from one crisis to another on Thursday when hundreds of its employees downed tools and took to the streets in protest over promotions, back payments and outsourcing services.  

vavi1Sowetan writes that the Sunday Times has reported that Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has been courting Zwelinzima Vavi, former general secretary of labour federation Cosatu.  

VantageGoldfieldsThe Citizen writes that there are currently 650 workers at Vantage Goldfields’ Lily Mine anxiously waiting to hear whether or not they will in fact receive their pay at the end of April.  

irvinjimSaturday Star writes that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) believes this year’s wage negotiations in the vulnerable metal and engineering sector will not be a smooth ride.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 22 April 2016

OakbayBDLive reports that a sympathy campaign has been launched to save Oakbay Investments, with a letter claiming to be from employees making an "impassioned plea" to the CEOs of local banks to resume banking services.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 20 April 2016

solidariteitMining Weekly reports that the proposed new broad-based black economic-empowerment Mining Charter could mean devastating consequences for the ailing mining industry, Solidarity believes.  

vavi1News24 reports that former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi was found not guilty of speeding in the Edenvale Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.  

OakbayReuters reports that workers at Oakbay Investments appealed on Wednesday to South African banks to restore relations with their company, saying their livelihoods were at stake.  

southafricalogoBDLive reports that the much-maligned Compensation Fund has embarked on an action plan to fix its problems, with "significant" progress having been made over the past year in the processing of claims.  

cosatuBDLive reports that reeling from arson and vandalism in Cape Town‚ which many have linked to “illegal strike action”‚ Metrorail has now been threatened with formal industrial action by Cosatu.  

earningsFin24 reports that minimum wage increases will come into effect for the hospitality industry on 1 July and will be applicable until June 30 2017, the Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa (Fedhasa) in the Cape region cautioned on Tuesday.  

ComairBDLive reports that almost a week after downing tools over salary increases‚ Comair workers affiliated to the United Association of SA (Uasa) reached a settlement with the company on Tuesday afternoon.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 19 April 2016

strike thumb medium85 85EWN reports that the Outsourcing Must Fall movement says workers at the Tshwane South TVET College’s Atteridgeville campus have indicated that they will down tools from today (Tuesday).