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.

solidariteitNetwerk24 reports that Solidarity said on Thursday that the time had come for the Lily Mine business rescue practitioner (BRP) and mine management to put their cards on the table with regard to their workers, the trade union and the media.  

gunNews24 reports that a teenager who allegedly shot dead a police constable and wounded a second officer, is expected back in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court in Cape Town on Friday.  

hawksNews24 reports that the Western Cape Hawks will probably have to work in squalor for quite some time - even though the health department has declared the building from which they operate unsafe.  

eskomANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Thursday welcomed the appointment of Matshela Koko as an acting group chief executive of Eskom.  

ramaphosaeNCA reports that Gauteng Community Health Workers (CHWs) used a World Aids event on Thursday to air their frustrations with authorities when they booed Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.  

fsbBusinessLive reports that the High Court in Pretoria heard on Thursday that alleged irregularities surrounding the Financial Services Board’s (FSB’s) cancellations of thousands of fund registrations deserved a "better and bigger" investigation.  

newsPhilani Nombembe reports that bidders on Thursday spent R39-million on a rundown hotel and spa in the Cape Winelands in the final chapter of the Fidentia fraud case that unravelled almost a decade ago.  

chickensBusiness Report writes that Rainbow Chicken Limited (RCL) on Thursday announced it was going to cut production at its Hammersdale facility by half in a move that would lead to job losses in the poultry industry.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 1 December 2016

artisan2Engineering News reports that German sports car manufacturer Porsche will, from the middle of next year, train 75 young South Africans from disadvantaged backgrounds as service technicians at its new Porsche Training and Recruitment Centre, in Cape Town.  

news shutterstockIn our Thursday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Wednesday, 30 November 2016.

nehawu80ANA that, although SA had made strides in the fight against HIV/Aids through the biggest treatment programme in the world, stigma continued to hold back progress in eliminating the disease.  

gautengANA reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) has called for payment provider SmartPurse to be fired following the company’s late payment of community health workers (CHWs) in Gauteng.  

education thumb100 News24 reports that teachers' unions appeared before a parliamentary committee on Wednesday and lashed out at the ‘jobs-for-cash’ report, slamming the speed at which it was compiled, the generalisations it contained and some of its recommendations.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92eNCA reports that Cape Town train commuters may be facing major delays on Thursday morning.  Vandalism at several Metrorail stations has affected services this week.  

UNTUEWN reports that the United National Transport Union (UNTU) has condemned the killing of one of its members in Cape Town on Thursday morning, calling it a senseless murder.  

newsThe New Age reports that the Marikana massacre widows and family members have been asked to provide proof that they suffered emotional shock, trauma and grief before they can be compensated.  

sandf thumb medium90 89TimesLive reports that a food supply crisis‚ which potentially affected hundreds of soldiers from military bases across the country‚ was caused by a new government procurement system.  

fawuSABC News reports that Atwell Nazo, president of the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu), has called for a summit on sugar, fat, health and jobs in order to deal with causes of obesity.  

nedlacPatrick Cairns writes about the new discussion document on social security reform tabled by government at Nedlac last Friday.  

joburgcityEWN reports that Johannesburg bus service Metrobus said on Thursday morning that all its operations were back on track, following an illegal strike by employees.  

chickensReuters reports that RCL Foods will lay off more than half of its workforce after cheaper poultry imports reduced its sales, the producer of poultry and other foods said on Wednesday.  

samwu thumb medium80 78City Press reports that talks are under way to find a solution after the Msukaligwa municipality in Ermelo, Mpumalanga, fired 200 workers who went on an illegal strike.  

healthcareThe New Age reports that patients in the Eastern Cape are bearing the brunt of a chronic shortage of health practitioners, including doctors and nurses.  Huge staff shortages and weak primary care are the two most pressing problems for the province.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that Hawks in Northern Cape said on Wednesday that four men convicted of illegal mining were sentenced in the Port Nolloth Magistrate's Court to 12 months imprisonment or a R6,000 fine.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 30 November 2016

joburgcityEWN reports that the City of Johannesburg said Metrobus commuters could expect an improvement in the operation of the service on Wednesday afternoon.  

news shutterstockIn our Wednesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Tuesday, 29 November 2016.

newsThe first group of frontline tourism staff to be trained in Mandarin have completed the initial phase of their training and are heading to China for cultural learning experiences.  

sapsNews24 reports that police officers in the Western Cape are being earmarked for advanced tactical training to boost their reactions under criminal fire.