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 ANA reports that the United Domestic Workers of SA (Udwosa) indicated on Friday that the North Gauteng High Court had ruled that the exclusion of domestic workers from definition of ‘employee’ in the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (Coida) was unconstitutional.  

eskomMiningmx reports that the chief executive of struggling state-owned power utility Eskom, Phakamani Hadebe, said on Friday he was stepping down for health reasons.  

sapsNews24 reports that KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) police are investigating a case of murder after a police officer shot and killed a colleague on Friday.  

newsNews24 reports that a Durban man was killed after a wall collapsed onto him on Friday.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92SowetanLive reports that a grade 8 teacher has been suspended from school and faces disciplinary action after nyaope was allegedly found in his bag during a police raid.  

nelsonmandelabayGroundUp reports that about 100 members of the Democratic Municipal and Allied Workers Union of SA (Demawusa) protested against the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality on Tuesday afternoon after marching to City Hall.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Bloomberg writes that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) faces a tough choice over whether to back Sibanye Gold’s takeover of Lonmin and take a hit on its investment, or scupper the deal and risk having to pony up more cash for the platinum miner.  

VUTSowetanLive reports that concerned staff at the troubled Vaal University of Technology (VUT) have called for the public release of a forensic investigation report into the affairs of the institution.  

OldMutualBusinessLive reports that Old Mutual has suspended its CEO Peter Moyo after the board of the financial services group decided that “there has been a material breakdown in trust and confidence between him and the board”.  

outaMining Weekly reports that the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) announced on Thursday that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) would start its prosecution of the former directors of Aurora Empowerment Systems on 28 May.  

gavel thumb100 Pretoria News reports that alleged office gossip that an employee at a government entity was “infected with the HIV virus” and spreading it because she was promiscuous has resulted in her instituting a R2 million defamation case against the “gossiper”.  

sapsNews24 reports that a police constable was killed while pursuing a house robber on a Stellenbosch farm, Western Cape police said on Thursday.  

samwu thumb medium80 78ANA reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) said on Wednesday that it had mandated its national office bearers (NOBs) to open criminal cases against persons and companies involved in stealing money from the union account.  

sactwuBusinessLive reports that the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (Sactwu) wants competition authorities to revoke the 2012 merger between consumer goods company AVI and shoemaker Green Cross for alleged breach of job commitments.  

newsBusinessLive reports that beauty company Avon says it will recruit 500,000 resellers in SA by 2020 as part of its drive to grow its local business and also promote entrepreneurship.  

KopanoBusinessLive reports that Cosatu’s investment arm, Kopano Ke Matla, got a share from a fraudulent R657m windfall that Transnet paid to China North Rail (CNR) consortium to manufacture locomotives for the utility.  

numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) confirmed on Wednesday night that all mineworkers who staged a sit-in underground at the Chinese African Precious Metal Company (CAPM) in Orkney had resurfaced after their salary demands were met.  

gunTimesLIVE reports that three suspects have been arrested in connection with the killing of two eThekwini metro police officers on Monday night.  

pikitupTimesLIVE reports that City of Johannesburg environmental MMC Nico de Jager indicated on Wednesday that ongoing violent protests in the inner city were affecting service delivery in Yeoville, Bellevue and Bellevue East.  

handcuffsNews24 reports that a warrant of arrest has been issued for Simon Mqwathi, municipal manager of the Moqhaka Municipality in the Free State, after he failed to hand himself over to investigators on charges of fraud and corruption.  

MantasheBL Premium reports that the executive leadership of the Minerals Council SA (MCSA) on Wednesday urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to keep Gwede Mantashe, a senior figure in the ruling ANC party and in the government, in his position as mineral resources minister.  

eskomBL Premium writes that Eskom is often criticised for having a bloated workforce, but the ministerial technical task team has found that the embattled utility in fact lacks critical skills.  

houseBL Premium reports that a draft document from the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) is proposing to place housing, health and infrastructure responsibilities squarely on mining companies, setting the stage for fresh conflict.  

southafricalogoBusiness Report writes that the Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund (CF) is set to introduce a new electronic Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases (e-COID) claims management solution.  

gavel thumb100 Pretoria News reports that the deputy chairperson of one of the branches of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) in Marikana testified on Tuesday how he was shot at several times as he was about to leave a soccer match in Mooinooi.  

numsaBusinessLive reports that the Department of Labour has defended its decision to crack the whip on SA’s largest trade union, the National Union of Metalworkers SA (Numsa), saying its stance on the union’s legal compliance was not politically motivated.  

protestGroundUp reports that negotiations between Oak Valley Estate and the Commercial, Stevedoring, Agricultural and Allied Workers’ Union (Csaawu) have seemingly deadlocked.  

numBusiness Report writes that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Tuesday that the workers, who numbered at least 69, who since Saturday have been staging an underground strike at the China Precious Metal Company (CAPM) in Orkney, North West, would only resurface once their demand for a salary hike has been met.  

headgearBloomberg reports that according to Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, SA’s mining companies must reverse recent decisions to cut jobs to help revive the economy and boost investor confidence.  

Stats SAThe consumer price index (CPI) in April decelerated to 4.4% from a year earlier compared with 4.5% in March, Statistics SA indicated on Wednesday.