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.

southafricalogoTMG Digital reports that judges will be sacrificing their salary increases for the 2016-17 financial year‚ a move that on Thursday was "welcomed and commended" by MPs in the portfolio committee on justice and correctional services.  

artisan2BusinessLive reports that the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) said on Thursday that major steps had been taken to clear the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) examination results and certificates backlog.  

kznlogo thumb100 Daily News reports that the KwaZulu-Natal Funeral Directors’ Association has urged the Health Department to take drastic action against staff at the Park Rynie State Mortuary, who downed tools leaving 17 bodies unattended.  

pscANA reports that a total of 3,600 government officials were found guilty of misconduct as a result of information received through the National Anti-Corruption Hotline (NACH), a statement from the governance and administration cluster of ministers indicated on Thursday.  

er24News24 reports that at least 12 people had to be hospitalised after inhaling ammonia at an avocado packing house in Politsi, just outside of Tzaneen, on Thursday.  

coalMining Weekly reports that SA Coal Managers’ Association (Sacma) president Kevern Mattison has called for a “revolutionary step change” to achieve the mining industry’s goal of achieving ‘zero harm’.  

CompetitionCommissionFin24 reports that the Competition Commission has referred three recruitment specialists to the Competition Tribunal on charges of price fixing.  

nehawu80The Citizen reports that the University of Pretoria (UP) has allegedly started “militarising” its campus by installing barbed wire fencing in front of the main administration building and deploying extra private security guards in anticipation of Nehawu industrial action.  

saa thumb medium95 76The Citizen reports that the SAA Pilots Association (Saapa) and the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) on Wednesday fired a legal broadside at South African Airways (SAA) board chairperson, Dudu Myeni.  

ambulanceNews24 reports that an attack on an ambulance in Nyanga that left a paramedic injured is being investigated, Western Cape police said on Wednesday.  

vavi1Fin24 reports that a new trade union federation will host its inaugural congress in April, its steering committee convenor, Zwelinzima Vavi, said on Wednesday.  

strike thumb medium85 85RNews reports that a strike by Kouga Local Municipality staff affiliated to the SA Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) continued into a second day  on Tuesday, with more reported damage to municipal offices.  

nehawu80ANA reports that that the National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) said on Tuesday that it would be convening a national meeting of the Public Social Development sector as part of its final preparations for a nationwide strike next week.  

sapsNews24 reports that a further eight bodies believed to be illegal miners were found in Benoni on Monday afternoon, police said.  This came after six others were found on Sunday.  

numsaANA reports that the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) on Monday began facilitating mediation between the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the Bus Passenger Council.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 6 March 2017

newsSunday Tribune reports that three years after a concrete slab collapsed and crushed her to death, Zakithi Nxumalo’s family still does not know the truth about the events that led to the tragedy at the Tongaat Mall construction site.  

busaANA reports that Business Unity SA (Busa) on Friday welcomed the endorsement of the national minimum wage (NMW) by labour federation Cosatu, saying that this marked the final endorsement of a labour relations stability.  

numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers’ Women’s Structure (NUM-WS) on Sunday expressed unhappiness with the ANC Women’s League (ANCWL) for attacking labour federation Cosatu over the social grants fiasco.  

gunANA reports that a security guard in his mid 20s was killed in a failed robbery at a mall in Heidedal in Bloemfontein on Saturday.  

handcuffsNews24 reports that a primary school teacher was set to appear in the Upington Magistrate's Court on Monday, charged with sexually assaulting a minor girl.  

ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107TimesLive reports that manpower shortages, flash floods and protests led to the Ekurhuleni metro police's overtime payments exceeding the budget by 75%.  

irvinjimTMG Digital reports that according to trade union Numsa, the brewing crisis surrounding the grant payment system at the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) is further proof that the ANC government hates the poor and the working class.  

mpumaCity Press reports that the Mpumalanga provincial government is ready to throw a lifeline to cash-strapped Australian company Vantage Goldfields to save jobs at its two mothballed mines.  

gigaba2The Citizen reports that seven employers were recently arrested and charged for employing undocumented migrants when 567 business premises were inspected by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) in Tshwane and Johannesburg.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet from Friday, 3 March 2017 to Sunday, 5 March 2017

concourtTMG Duigital reports that on Thursday the Constitutional Court heard two appeals by state officials who were found guilty of contempt of court for failing to comply with court orders.  

cosatuANA reports that Cosatu on Thursday declared its disapproval of the appointment of former Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe as a member of Parliament.  

chickensBusinessLive reports that according to the SA Poultry Association (Sapa), the poultry industry is in trouble because of an oversupply of chickens from the EU flooding the local market.  

education90BusinessLive reports that Cabinet has granted the Department of Basic Education (DBE) approval to retain the Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme, which is meant to attract young people to teaching by offering bursary-for-work agreements.