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.

anglogoldashantiMining Weekly reports that AngloGold Ashanti has suspended activities at its Savuka shaft, following the death of two employees on Saturday.  

cosatuBDLive reports that Cosatu on Tuesday said it would table before the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) the decision by SA’s four major banks to terminate banking services for companies owned by the politically connected Gupta family.  

strike thumb medium85 85ANA reports that protesting workers on the N1 highway have dispersed after they blocked the road on Tuesday morning.  

healthcareCape Argus reports that two bogus doctors from Philippi are to appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday after they were bust consulting with patients and dispensing medicine without licences.  

hospersaNews24 reports that the Health and Other Services Personnel Trade Union of SA (Hospersa) on Friday called for greater safety provisions for health workers, after a deadly attack on a nurse the week before last.  

effIOL News writes that councillors wanting sex in exchange for jobs and houses will be kicked out immediately at any municipality under the control of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).  

phiyegaSowetan reports that suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega believes that it will be a “huge task” for the SA Police Service to help take her down over the Marikana massacre.  

northwestprovinceSABC News reports that the SA Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) in the North West has called on the provincial government to take strong action against municipalities that continue to contravene labour laws.  

newsSunday Independent reports that Cosatu rebels who punted the formation of a new labour federation were unable to give it public support at a workers’ summit on Saturday as they had not yet received the go-ahead from members.  

strike thumb medium85 85EWN reports that SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) service provider Teti Traffic says it’s deeply disappointed that contract workers have gone ahead with strike action for a 130% salary increase.  

daThe Citizen reports that according to Democratic Alliance (DA) Johannesburg mayoral candidate Herman Mashaba, the city needs to be clean and free of crime to attract local and international tourists.  

popcruSowetan reports that a SA Police Service (SAPS) vehicle was used to transport T-shirts bearing the emblem of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) to Cosatu’s Workers Day rally in Mamelodi at the weekend.  

earningsBusinessTech reports that data from CareerJunction’s (CJ’s) salary index shows which South African jobs saw the biggest jumps in offered salary between 2015 and 2016.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet from Saturday, 30 April to Monday, 2 May 2016

ambulanceeNCA reports that a memorial has been unveiled in Stellenbosch for emergency services staff who have lost their lives in the line of duty.  

postoffice thumb100 SABC News reports that the Communication Workers Union (CWU) says it, together with other unions at the SA Post Office (Sapo), still plan to down tools on Wednesday and Thursday this coming week to push for salary increases, which it says have not been paid for the past two years.  

prasaNetwerk24 reports that the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) and the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) will be back in court on Tuesday over an interdict against strikers.  

anglogoldashantiEWN reported on Sunday that officials of AngloGold Ashanti said they would visit the Savuka Mine to conduct an inspection once they were certain it was safe to go down the shaft.  

VantageGoldfieldsThe New Age reports that it was a gloomy May Day for about 900 workers at Vantage Goldfields’ Lily Mine in Mpumalanga after they were not paid their salaries for April as promised by the mine.  

satawu thumb medium90 101eNCA reports that traffic incidents management company Teti Traffic and the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) will start conciliation talks on Wednesday.  

phiyegaTimesLive reports that suspended national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega will come under the spotlight on Tuesday as an inquiry into her fitness to hold office begins.  

buffalocitymetroDispatchLive reports that the end to the violent and chaotic two-week Buffalo City Metro (BCM) strike was announced on Friday by the metro leadership.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 29 April 2016

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.