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.

farming thumb medium80 84The New Age reports that the trial of a Limpopo farmer accused of abusing and underpaying 300 Zimbabwean farm workers, whom he allegedly owed more than R1.6m in respect of the past 10 years, was thrown out of court after witnesses failed to show up.  

chickensANA reports that the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Monday said the government had been working with the local poultry producers to address the challenges in the industry as a result of chickens imported from European Union (EU) countries.  

PSSATMG Digital reports that there is a lack of state posts for pharmacists to complete their year of community service‚ forcing them into unemployment.  

ambulanceNews24 reports that Western Cape health department paramedics are getting anti-hijacking training after a crew was robbed while attending to a patient in Khayelitsha in December.  

easterncape thumb100 BusinessLive reports that the National Health Education and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) in the Eastern Cape is mulling court action to compel the legislature’s speaker to release a "jobs-for-sex" probe report.  

southafricalogoThe New Age reports that the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is expected to release an investigation report into what led to the violent clashes two weeks ago at St Albans Prison in the Eastern Cape.  

ccciCape Argus reports that thousands of jobs are in limbo in the retail industry following what the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) has described as an underwhelming festive season for traditional retailers who have been hit hard.  

zumaThe Star ANC president Jacob Zuma has issued a stern warning to mining houses to improve the living conditions of mineworkers or face consequences for failing to adhere to the Mining Charter.  

earningsMoneyweb reports that it was revealed in Tiger Brands’ integrated annual report, published in December, that the company paid new chief executive Lawrence Mac Dougall a sign on bonus of R20 million in 2016.  

phiyegaCity Press reports that suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega has three weeks left before she has to submit arguments to convince President Jacob Zuma not to fire her.  

tshwane thumb100 TimesLive reports that a Tshwane metro police officer will claim that there was ‘a lot of provocation’ when he allegedly shot and killed a motorist in Hatfield, Pretoria, last Friday.  

northwestprovinceThe New Age reports that the North West provincial government could reduce the salaries of senior employees as part of continued efforts to scale down on expenditure during the course of 2017.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 9 January 2017

fsbNetwerk24 reports that Rosemary Hunter, former deputy registrar of pension funds at the Financial Services Board (FSB), intends to appeal against the court ruling in her case relating to cancelled pension funds.  

earningsBusinessTech reports that a new study released by Quartz has revealed that South African CEOs topped the list of fastest earners in the world, taking just over seven hours to earn the average South African’s annual wage.  

education90The Star reports that a war of words erupted between the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) following last week’s release of the 2016 matric results.  

graphdownHeraldLive reports that there may be more water in South Africa’s well this season, but consumers are unlikely to feel the effects until at least the third quarter.  

medicaldoctorDaily News writes that the National Health Department could find itself in a crisis if all stakeholders do not reach an understanding on government’s proposed implementation of its new Commuted Overtime Policy.  

robdaviesBusinessLive reports that Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, who in December increased tariffs on imported chicken portions, says the government is aware of the crisis facing the poultry industry and is tackling it on various fronts.  

zumaEWN reports that President Jacob Zuma says discussions have started with legal representatives for compensation related to the 2012 Marikana tragedy and that the victims are close to being compensated.  

ambulanceEWN reports that members of a Melomed24 paramedic crew are undergoing trauma counselling after being attacked in Athlone on Friday evening.  

transnetlogo thumb100 amaBhungane writes that the Transnet Maritime School of Excellence is paraded in the media every year for its purported achievements in training young South Africans for skilled jobs in the maritime transport environment.  

mpumaThe New Age reports that Nkangala Fire division chief Maggie Machete says an investigation will follow the death of one of their rescue workers who died while trying to save a passenger from a minibus taxi.  

suninternationalSunday Times reports that three cleaners at Sun City claim they were made to strip naked after guests alleged that R6,000 had been stolen from their unit at the resort's Vacation Club apartments on New Year's Day.  

chickensSunday Tribune reports that one of SA’s biggest chicken producers is selling 15 of its 25 farms in Hammarsdale to stay afloat after fighting years of dumping by importers.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92News24 reports that international news publication, The Economist, has declared SA’s schools as among the most inept in the world.  

saqaBusinessLive reports that the SA Qualifications Authority (SAQA) has published a new policy framework for dealing with falsified or illegitimate qualifications.  

solidariteitBusinessLive reports that Solidarity on Friday expressed concern over the state of affairs at the Barbrook Mine near Barberton, which is under business rescue.  

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that the three men accused of robbing paramedics in Khayelitsha on 27 December will stay behind bars until 10 March, for a formal bail application, the Khayelitsha Magistrate's Court ruled on Friday.  

nehawu80EWN reports that the National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) in the Eastern Cape is threatening action against the provincial government if it doesn't release a sex-for- jobs inquiry report.