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.

samwu thumb medium80 78ANA reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) said on Wednesday that it had mandated its national office bearers (NOBs) to open criminal cases against persons and companies involved in stealing money from the union account.  

sactwuBusinessLive reports that the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (Sactwu) wants competition authorities to revoke the 2012 merger between consumer goods company AVI and shoemaker Green Cross for alleged breach of job commitments.  

newsBusinessLive reports that beauty company Avon says it will recruit 500,000 resellers in SA by 2020 as part of its drive to grow its local business and also promote entrepreneurship.  

KopanoBusinessLive reports that Cosatu’s investment arm, Kopano Ke Matla, got a share from a fraudulent R657m windfall that Transnet paid to China North Rail (CNR) consortium to manufacture locomotives for the utility.  

numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) confirmed on Wednesday night that all mineworkers who staged a sit-in underground at the Chinese African Precious Metal Company (CAPM) in Orkney had resurfaced after their salary demands were met.  

gunTimesLIVE reports that three suspects have been arrested in connection with the killing of two eThekwini metro police officers on Monday night.  

pikitupTimesLIVE reports that City of Johannesburg environmental MMC Nico de Jager indicated on Wednesday that ongoing violent protests in the inner city were affecting service delivery in Yeoville, Bellevue and Bellevue East.  

handcuffsNews24 reports that a warrant of arrest has been issued for Simon Mqwathi, municipal manager of the Moqhaka Municipality in the Free State, after he failed to hand himself over to investigators on charges of fraud and corruption.  

MantasheBL Premium reports that the executive leadership of the Minerals Council SA (MCSA) on Wednesday urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to keep Gwede Mantashe, a senior figure in the ruling ANC party and in the government, in his position as mineral resources minister.  

eskomBL Premium writes that Eskom is often criticised for having a bloated workforce, but the ministerial technical task team has found that the embattled utility in fact lacks critical skills.  

houseBL Premium reports that a draft document from the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) is proposing to place housing, health and infrastructure responsibilities squarely on mining companies, setting the stage for fresh conflict.  

southafricalogoBusiness Report writes that the Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund (CF) is set to introduce a new electronic Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases (e-COID) claims management solution.  

gavel thumb100 Pretoria News reports that the deputy chairperson of one of the branches of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) in Marikana testified on Tuesday how he was shot at several times as he was about to leave a soccer match in Mooinooi.  

numsaBusinessLive reports that the Department of Labour has defended its decision to crack the whip on SA’s largest trade union, the National Union of Metalworkers SA (Numsa), saying its stance on the union’s legal compliance was not politically motivated.  

protestGroundUp reports that negotiations between Oak Valley Estate and the Commercial, Stevedoring, Agricultural and Allied Workers’ Union (Csaawu) have seemingly deadlocked.  

numBusiness Report writes that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Tuesday that the workers, who numbered at least 69, who since Saturday have been staging an underground strike at the China Precious Metal Company (CAPM) in Orkney, North West, would only resurface once their demand for a salary hike has been met.  

headgearBloomberg reports that according to Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, SA’s mining companies must reverse recent decisions to cut jobs to help revive the economy and boost investor confidence.  

Stats SAThe consumer price index (CPI) in April decelerated to 4.4% from a year earlier compared with 4.5% in March, Statistics SA indicated on Wednesday.  

samwu thumb medium80 78ANA reports that the SA Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) on Wednesday admitted that the workers' coffers had been plundered almost R88 million in just three years, but dismissed reports that it only had less than R1,000 in the bank currently.  

ancEWN reports that African National Congress (ANC) tripartite alliance partner Cosatu said on Tuesday it welcomed the new leadership in Parliament.  

samwu thumb medium80 78ANA reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) said on Tuesday that its leadership would be receiving a report of alleged grand-scale looting of the union's coffers as they were currently holding a scheduled central executive committee meeting.  

newsNews24Wire reports that no injuries or fatalities were reported after a train caught fire in Dinwiddie, Germiston, on Tuesday.  

JMPDThe Star reports that the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) has a new acting executive director of public safety following the appointment of its police chief David Tembe.  

LibertyBusinessLive reports that retrenchments accounted for the biggest share of monthly income claims paid out by Liberty in the 2018 financial year.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Bloomberg reports that Lonmin plans to cut 4,100 workers at mines that have run out of profitable ore and are being closed.  

WeatherServiceTimesLIVE reports that the SA Weather Service (Saws) must approach the courts within 30 days to have the "unlawful" appointment of a manager with insufficient credentials set aside and take appropriate disciplinary action against suspended CEO Jerry Lengoasa for “his improper conduct” in the matter.  

ChoppiesFin24 reports that following a meeting on Monday, the board of grocery retailer Choppies has suspended its CEO Ramachandran Ottapathu with effect from Wednesday, 22 May.  

fawuBusinessLive reports that the bruising battle for control of the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) could spur rival unions to eat into its 126,000-strong membership in the farming, fast food, beverage, fishing, wholesale and retail, and hospitality sectors.  

newsNews24 reports that four people died following a gas leak on Tuesday at a Cape Town plastic recycling company in Birch Road, Beaconvale, Parow.  

labourcourtsNews24 reports that a Cape Town Labour Court judge has died after he was bitten by a black mamba while on holiday in Zambia.