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.

VantageGoldfieldsMining Weekly reports that attempts to inspect the localised geological conditions underground at Vantage Goldfields’ troubled Lily gold mine, in Barberton, have been aborted.  

sabcRDM reports that in a strongly worded statement, Cabinet has criticised the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) over the Hlaudi Motsoeneng appointment matter.  

news shutterstockIn our Thursday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Wednesday, 28 September 2016.

pnp thumb100 eNCA reports that the SA Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers’ Union (Saccawu) will hold discussions with members on the new self-service till points at Pick n Pay.  

MineRescueServicesBDLive reports that illegal mining at abandoned and closed mines is “spiralling out of control”, with increasing numbers of injuries and deaths seen at mines across all commodities produced in SA.  

easterncape thumb100 DispatchLive reports that as part of an ongoing protest against the non-payment of overtime, Eastern Cape provincial traffic officers from the Amathole District have decided to down tools.  

earningsTMG Digital reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is not saying a word about the salary package that will be paid to its new head of corporate affairs‚ Hlaudi Motsoeneng.  

southafricalogoANA reports that the Department of Labour’s offices in Durban have been temporarily closed down after the building in central Durban was declared unsafe and unhealthy.  

southafricalogoBDLive reports that Productivity SA chief financial officer Bheki Dlamini has been suspended following allegations of irregularities in the management of funds provided by the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) for employment growth.  

satawu thumb medium90 101BDLive reports that the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) will not endorse Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as the next African National Congress (ANC) leader.  

sasolRidge Times reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has vowed to continue with its protected strike over wages and other conditions of employment until Sasol Mining meets its demands.  

daTMG Digital reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) has backed an African National Congress (ANC) call for a “parliamentary inquiry into the fitness of the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board to hold office”.  

comThe Citizen reports that the Chamber of Mines of SA (COM) agreed to table demands made by Wits University students of the Fees Must Fall campaign on Wednesday to the Chamber’s council and all its members.  

strike thumb medium85 85Business Report writes that disgruntled Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC) employees have threatened to continue their legal wage strike indefinitely if their demands for a salary hike are not met by Friday.  

sadtu90The Citizen reports that the Cosatu-affiliated SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) in Mpumalanga says it is prepared to fight tooth and nail to oppose the proposed teacher job cuts announced recently by the province’s authorities.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 28 September 2016

ancANA reports that the African National Congress (ANC) in Parliament on Wednesday said it would recommend a parliamentary inquiry into the fitness of the current board of the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to hold office.  

CapeTownlogoCape Argus reports that the Cape Town city council is proposing flexi-time, compressed work weeks, staggered shifts and remote working for employees, as ways to reduce congestion on the roads.  

uctNews24 reports that the University of Cape Town (UCT) closed its campuses on Wednesday after a group of protesters allegedly "intimidated and traumatised" university staff.  

BankservAfricaBDLive reports that workers took home much smaller disposable salaries in August 2016 than they did in August 2015, as inflation accelerated but growth in wages slowed.  

education90The New Age reports that scores of teachers from across Mpumalanga affiliated to the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) will be temporarily downing tools and taking to the streets of Mbombela on Thursday.  

ZululandUniversityDaily News reports that Cosatu in KwaZulu-Natal has added its voice to the ongoing protests by workers at the University of Zululand and troubles facing the institution.  

fawuTimesLive reports that chicken imports and the drought are biting into the poultry sector and as many as 12,000 jobs might soon be shed.  

saccawu thumb100 Cape Talk reports that with wage negotiations between Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC) and staff at an impasse, a strike commenced on Wednesday.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 27 September 2016

news shutterstockIn our Tuesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Monday, 26 September 2016.

sabcBDLive reports that Prof Mbulaheni Maguvhe, SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chairman, has announced that Hlaudi Motsoeneng can apply for his old job of chief operating officer when it is advertised.  

protestTMG Digital reports that labour federation Cosatu on Tuesday vowed to bring Gauteng to a standstill when they march on International Decent Work Day on 7 October.  

PretoriaUniversityNetwerk24 reports that the continuing unrest on campus forced the University of Pretoria (UP) on Monday to immediately close for the Spring recess, which has been extended by a week.  Plans to use the recess for lectures and exams have been shelved.  

headgearBusiness Report writes that men working in the male-dominated mining and construction sectors continue to use abusive and discriminatory language against their female colleagues, research released on Monday showed.