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.

uberFin24 reports that ride-sharing service Uber says reports about 200 of its partner drivers striking in Cape Town are exaggerated.  

samalogo thumb medium85 87The SA Medical Association (SAMA) has released a statement to its members indicating that public servants who fall under the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) are to receive a 7.6% salary increase.  

pikitupANA reports that Cosatu has resolved to approach the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) over the drawn-out strike at Johannesburg refuse removal entity Pikitup, it said on Thursday.  

protestNews24 reports that Cosatu in KwaZulu-Natal staged an e-toll protest on Thursday, with just over 100 picketers gathering outside the N3TC office at the Marriannhill Toll Plaza.  

transnetlogo thumb100 Business Report writes that the two-day blockage of Bayhead road in Durban, which prevented trucks from going into the harbour, is over according to Transnet.  

solidariteitTMG Digital reports that according to Solidarity, Lily Mine’s application for business rescue announced by the company on Thursday was the only option left for the mine and its employees.  

amcu thumb medium80 81The New Age reports that talks between with Sibanye Gold and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) were still at a “sensitive stage”, the gold producer said on Thursday.  

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

metrorail thumb medium90 92BDLive reports that striking Metrorail workers in the Western Cape have decided to temporarily abandon their industrial action, after consulting with lawyers.  

news shutterstockIn our Thursday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Wednesday, 6 April 2016.

telkom thumb100 ITWeb reports that some 1,189 employees have left Telkom, either by accepting the company's voluntary severance packages (VSPs) or early retirement packages.  

uberBloomberg reports that Uber Technologies drivers in South Africa have gone on strike after the ride-booking service said tariffs in the country would be cut by as much as 20% to boost demand during the winter months.  

ShopriteBDLive reports that workers at a distribution centre owned by food retailer Shoprite have downed tools in protest over poor pay and outsourcing.  

glencoreMining Weekly reports that mining giant Glencore and Umsimbithi Mining on Thursday laid criminal arson charges following the torching of two trucks and offices at the Wonderfontein coal mine.  

mtnBDLive reports that MTN SA is still feeling the effects of a prolonged strike by its workers last year, with the telecoms giant notching up the highest number of complaints against any company in SA.  

FordHeraldLive reports that Ford Motor Company South Africa is pumping R2.5-billion into plant expansions in preparation for production of a new range of vehicles.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92Fin24 reports that an interdict has been granted to avert a train strike led by the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) from going ahead in the Western Cape, Metrorail said on Thursday.  

pikitupThe Star reports that all 4,000 Pikitup workers have been found guilty of defying two court interdicts declaring their strike unprotected and ordering them back to work.  

transnetlogo thumb100 Business Report writes that a two-day-old traffic jam blocking the Bayhead Road entrance to Durban Harbour has prevented fuel tankers from getting in or out to collect and then deliver fuel to service stations in the greater Durban area.  

VantageGoldfieldsThe New Age writes that the three mineworkers trapped underground at Vantage Goldfields’ Lily Mine in Mpumalanga are probably dead by now.  

FordEngineering News reports that the SA automotive industry has “worked hard this labour season”, holding a number of “pre-meetings and indabas”, in an effort to be ready for the triennial negotiations to thrash out a new multiyear wage agreement.  

pikitupANA reports that the City of Johannesburg on Wednesday said it was hoping to reach a settlement with striking workers at its waste-management entity, Pikitup, by the end of this week.  

sibanyeBDLive reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) and Sibanye Gold on Wednesday said the union had agreed to suspend its wage strike, pending further engagement.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 6 April2016

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 5 April 2016

news shutterstockIn our Tuesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Monday, 4 April 2016.

glencoreFin24 reports that fifty seven striking workers were arrested during a violent strike over wages at a coal mine owned by Glencore, the company and police said on Tuesday.  

newsBDLive reports that the whereabouts of cash that the Financial Services Board (FSB) had flagged as having been transferred to offshore bank accounts during the fraud perpetrated by the Fidentia group of companies is close to being identified.  

amcu thumb medium80 81EWN reports that according to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), its planned strike at Sibanye Gold commencing on Wednesday will prove that it is the majority union at the gold producer.  

solidariteitBusiness Report writes that trade union Solidarity believes if urgent steps are not taken to save SA’s struggling steel industry, more jobs could be lost.