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.

telkom thumb100 Business Report writes that Telkom’s conclusion of a new two-year collaborative partnership agreement with organised labour does not include the company’s largest union the Communications Workers Union (CWU).  

mosebenzizwaneSABC News reports that Mineral Resources Minister, Mosebenzi Zwane, says the investigation into what led to a massive collapse at a mine shaft and the disappearance of a container with three Lily Mine workers inside, is still underway.  

NorthamReuters reports that, after a spate of murders, workers at Northam Platinum’s Zondereinde mine said on Tuesday they would not return to work until management and police provided them with safety guarantees.  

satawu thumb medium90 101Business Report writes that the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) says 105 of its members employed by Teti Traffic Services will be without jobs as of Thursday.  

hawksTMG Digital reports that Hawks (Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation) boss Lieutenant General Mthandazo Ntlemeza has warned that the team investigating the killing of police officers will stop at nothing in its quest to bring the killers to book.  

ufsNetwerk24 reports that Nehawu members at the University of Free State’s (UFS’s) Bloemfontein and Qwaqwa campuses on Tuesday halted their strike so that new proposals can be discussed between the university and the union.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 7 June 2016

ABInBevBloomberg reports that Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has proposed enhancing an employee-share programme after the Food and Allied Workers’ Union (Fawu) threatened to protest regulatory consent of its takeover of fellow brewer SABMiller.  

NorthamMining Weekly reports that Northam Platinum on Tuesday called on employees at its Zondereinde mine to return to work now that calm has been restored.  

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vavi1SABC News reports that former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says a non-politically aligned trade union could be a solution to adequately deal with workers' issues.  

VantageGoldfieldsEWN reports that, after a meeting with mineworkers on Monday, managers at Vantage Goldfields’ Lily Mine in Barberton gave an assurance that salaries would be paid between Wednesday and Friday.  

vavi1TimesLive reports that former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has lashed out at leaders of the ruling ANC and its alliance partners‚ labour federation Cosatu and the SA Communist party (SACP).  

hawksNews24 reports that the Hawks are investigating the murders of two rival union members employed at Northam Platinum, the platinum producer said on Tuesday.  

telkom thumb100 Business Report writes that fixed-line operator Telkom says it has inked a new two-year deal with unions that will allow it to introduce widespread performance-based remuneration for both individuals and teams.  

newsEWN reports that the world's first Apple Training Centre for the blind has opened its doors in the Western Cape.  The facility, launched in Worcester on Monday, aims to empower visually-impaired people with technological and IT skills by transfering text into audio.  

NorthamReuters reports that members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will not return to work at Northam Platinum's Zondereinde mine until their safety is assured after a spate of murders, a spokesman for the union said on Tuesday.  

CapeTownlogoCape Times reports that the DA-run Cape Town municipality is struggling with employment equity as white men continue to dominate mid-level to senior positions.  

cosatuBusiness Report writes that Cosatu has welcomed the decision by rating agency Standard and Poor to uphold South Africa’s credit rating, but the labour federation believes further austerity measures will send the country on a death spiral.  

farming thumb medium80 84The New Age reports that a Free State farmworker died and seven others sustained moderate to minor injuries after falling from a truck on Monday morning.  

NorthamBDLive reports that the weekend killing of a senior member of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in the town of Northam triggered a wave of violence that prompted Northam Platinum to shut its mine.  

newseNCA reports that Parliament’s Labour Portfolio Committee chairperson, Lumka Yengeni, has yet to respond to weekend reports that she breached several labour laws.  

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

news shutterstockIn our Monday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
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phiyegaThe Citizen reports that public hearings by the Claassen board of inquiry appointed by President Jacob Zuma to probe suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega’s fitness for office were concluded on Friday.  

NorthamBloomberg reports that a second person was killed near Northam Platinum’s Zondereinde mine in clashes between rival unions after an employee was gunned down near the operation on Sunday.  

AquariusPlatinumSABC News reports that Joseph Mathunjwa, president of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), has written to the Mineral Resources Minister, Mosebenzi Zwane, requesting him to intervene over the plight of ex-employees of Aquarius Resources.  

ancNews24 reports that the office of the ANC Chief Whip on Sunday dismissed a newspaper report alleging that parliamentary labour portfolio committee chairperson Lumka Yengeni violated labour laws.  

miner thumb medium90 104BDLive reports that gold mining companies have applied to appeal against almost all aspects of last month’s landmark silicosis class action certification ruling by the high court.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92City Press reports that education authorities and the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) are set to face a series of court challenges from aggrieved teachers and principals who believe they are victims of a jobs-for-cash scam run by corrupt department officials in cahoots with their union counterparts.