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.

anglogoldashantiDavid McKay writes that the Labour Court has delivered a potentially important judgement in favour of mining companies seeking less drastic application of the Mine Health and Safety Act (MHSA) by the Department of Mineral Affairs (DMR).  

amcu thumb medium80 81Ridge Times reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has sent a thousand food parcels to its protesting members at Sasol Mining to offer relief.  

busaBusiness Report writes that the employment tax incentive (ETI) is due to expire at the end of this year and business has called for a two-year extension.  

strike thumb medium85 85City Press reports that about 200 employees of Tiger Beverages, which manufactures drinks such as Energade, Oros and Hall’s, marched to Tiger Brands’ head office in Bryanston on Friday.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Mining Weekly reports that a production team leader at Lonmin’s E1 shaft died following a tramming accident on Thursday.  

durbanSunday Tribune reports that a sting operation ordered by eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede last week led to the arrest of an employee who was caught red-handed selling jobs at the municipality for cash.  

numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has accused Floxy Four, a small mining company in the North West, of mining at night using illegal immigrants.  

RobertsonWinerySunday Independent reports that members of the Commercial, Stevedoring, Agricultural and Allied Workers’ Union (Csaawu) are now entering their twelfth week of a strike at Robertson Winery that seeks to address wages and working conditions.  

chickensCity Press reports that the jobs blood bath in the poultry industry has gathered pace, with almost 800 jobs set to be lost at RCL Foods’ plant and farms in KwaZulu-Natal.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 12 November and Sunday, 13 November 2016

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 11 November 2016

netcareFin24 reports that the Competition Tribunal announced on Thursday that it has approved – with conditions – the merger between Clicks and Netcare’s in-hospital “front shops”.  

CentralEnergyFundFin24 reports that the Central Energy Fund (CEF), which is responsible for overseeing PetroSA and the Strategic Fuel Fund, will pay more than R41m in bonuses to its executives in the 2015/16 financial year.  

sandf thumb medium90 89ANA reports that the military ombudsman is on an extensive outreach campaign, urging communities to speak out if they have grievances against the official conduct of current and former members of the SA National Defence Force.  

newsNews24 reports that a rescue operation for an illegal miner, who was believed to be trapped at a disused shaft in the Highgate area, was called off on Friday morning.  

earningsGroundUp reports that the SA Domestic Service and Allied Workers’ Union (Sadsawu) says the work of domestic workers is not taken seriously by the Department of Labour.  

artisan2Engineering News reports that Chinese home appliance manufacturer Hisense will next year implement a programme at its factory in Atlantis to upskill 1,000 unemployed electricians in the Western Cape.  

nedlacIOL News reports that Cosatu has threatened to go ahead with its planned national strike for free education if talks between business and the government do not reap the desired results.  

RobertsonWineryCape Times writes that a David versus Goliath battle between workers, who have been striking for almost 12 weeks, and Robertson Winery (RW) has reached a deadlock yet again.  

cosatuThe New Age reports that labour federation Cosatu is concerned that two of its affiliates could defect to join a mooted new trade union federation led by its former general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi.  

sandf thumb medium90 89TimesLive reports that the military ombudsman has no idea what has happened to the 20 allegations of sexual crimes committed by SA peacekeeping troops that it referred to the defence force for investigation.  

auroraTimesLive reports that criminal investigations into the alleged plundering of Pamodzi s mine assets have gained momentum as the Hawks try to extract statements, under warning of prosecution, from those implicated.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90ANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Wednesday accused platinum producer Lonmin of paying monthly salaries to a former employee while he was in prison awaiting a murder trial.  

nupsawTMG Digital/BusinessLive reports that the Department of Home Affairs is locked in an overtime pay dispute with unions which could see it scrapping Saturdays as part of its service offering.  

sasolANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Thursday that four trade unions have concluded a three-year wage agreement with Sasol Mining.  

saa thumb medium95 76Fin 24 reports that the SAA Pilots’ Association (SAAPA) said on Thursday that the attack by the airline’s chairperson, Dudu Myeni, on the benefits enjoyed by the company’s pilots won’t be a good strategy in turning the ailing state-owned carrier into a profitable business.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Ridge Times reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) is adamant that it will continue with its strike until Sasol (Mining) meets its wage demands.  

numsaThe New Age writes that a storm is brewing within the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) over the finances of the union and allegations levelled against its national leadership for purging dissenting union leaders.  

sapuEWN reports that the South African Policing Union (SAPU) has called for legal action to be taken against Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza, saying his actions are a cause for concern.  

newsEngineering News reports that negotiations in the retail motor and component manufacturing industries for a new wage agreement are still ongoing.