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.

graduate thumb100 BusinessLive writes that the largest demographic in the country, namely African women, is significantly under-represented among science graduates at some of SA’s top higher education institutions.  

cosatuTimesLive reports that President Jacob Zuma called S’dumo Dlamini, president of Cosatu, on Tuesday morning to discuss the trade union federation’s call for him to step down.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 4 April 2017

news shutterstockIn our Tuesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Monday, 3 April 2017.

cosatuBusiness Report writes that Cosatu said on Tuesday it was worried about S&P Global's decision to downgrade SA’s investment status to ‘junk’ as this would affect crucial spending across the economy.  

sapsNews24 reports that last Friday marked six years to the day since former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli was arrested and subsequently suspended, with the subsequent cost to taxpayers amounting to as much as R10m.  

gunTMG Digital/The Times reports that despite a R1-million reward for information about a fatal cash-in-transit robbery in Cape Town at the weekend‚ no one has yet come forward.  

prasaFin24 reports that former acting CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) Collins Letsoalo does not need to pay back any perks, remuneration or benefits accrued to him during his tenure at the state-owned entity.  

vavi1ANA reports that trade unionist Zwelinzima Vavi told protesters on Monday that National Treasury would soon be run down like other state institutions, such as the ailing SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).  

sriANA reports that the Solidarity Research Institute (SRI) was due on Tuesday to hold a conference at Kloofsig, Centurion, where its report ,’Racism, hate speech and double standards: by no means a mere matter of black and white’, would be launched.  

cosatuBusinessLive reports that on Tuesday, trade union federation Cosatu, which is an ANC allay, called on President Jacob Zuma to step down.  

unisaThe Citizen reports that the University of SA (Unisa) has obtained an urgent high court interdict against protesters opposed to outsourcing and labour-broking.  

fedusa thumb medium80 85ANA reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) said on Monday that the decision by rating agency S&P Global to downgrade SA’s sovereign rating to junk status came as a result of "self-inflicted pain" and bad leadership from President Jacob Zuma.  

buffalocitymetroHeraldLive reports that Buffalo City Metro (BCM) has allocated close to half a billion rands for salary increments and backpay for thousands of its employees in the current financial year.  

harmonyMining Weekly reports that very few employees at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine reported for work on Tuesday morning, according to spokesperson Marian van der Walt.  

newsBusinessLive reports that CEOs at SA’s major banks have said that a sovereign credit-rating downgrade would have serious negative implications for economic growth and job creation.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 3 April 2017

news shutterstockIn our Monday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Friday, 31 March 2017.

artisan2Business Report writes about the opening on Thursday of a new training centre by luxury vehicle manufacturer Porsche in association with the Don Bosco Salesian Institute Youth Projects (Siyp) in Cape Town and local Porsche importer LSM Distributors.  

gunNews24 reports that a reward of R1m is being offered for information about an armed robbery in Cape Town that left one security guard dead and another injured, cash-in-transit company SBV Services said on Sunday.  

cosatuTimesLive reports that trade union federation Cosatu says newly appointed Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is not the right person for the job as he doesn't have an economic background.  

er24News24 reports that more than 50 employees from a chemical factory in Germiston had to be rushed to hospital for respiratory problems on Monday morning after an alleged chemical leak.  

DiamondCorpMiningmx reports that DiamondCorp is to retrench all employees at its Lace diamond mine near Kroonstad in Free State province.  

UWCGroundUp that, although the University of the Western Cape (UWC) has said it cannot afford insourcing, dismissed security guards say they will not give up their fight to be reinstated.  

nursing thumb medium90 93The New Age reports that the new R37m nursing science building at North West University (NWU) Mafikeng campus has been officially opened.  

NaamsaBusiness Report writes that a total of 1,900 jobs were lost in the vehicle manufacturing industry in the fourth quarter of last year.  This represented a decline of 6% in total employment in the industry to 29,489 jobs on 31 December from 31,389 jobs at the end of the third quarter.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet from Friday, 31 March 2017 to Sunday, 2 April 2017

kznlogo thumb100 Daily News reports that police last week evicted staff at the Jozini mortuary for staging a sit-in over grievances that included a lack of protective uniforms, a mortuary member of staff has said.  

transnetlogo thumb100 Sunday Tribune reports that Transnet has accepted it was its responsibility to ensure that fire hydrants were serviced at a Durban warehouse which it had leased out where a major fire broke out last week.  

ujANA reports that the insourcing process at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) has been successfully concluded and the last cohort of 640 cleaning staff became new UJ employees as they commenced work on Saturday.