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.

meibcBusiness Times reports that employers in the metal and engineering industry want a forensic audit carried out on the sector's bargaining council at their expense - and until that is done they will not budge on a levy increase.  

marikanacommission thumb100 Sunday Independent reports that the South African government has been slammed by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for its handling of the Marikana massacre and other matters.  

implatsSABC News reports that rescue teams at Impala Platinum Mines in Rustenburg worked throughout the weekend searching for missing miner, Moses Mamogwa, but without any success.  

santacoTMG Digital reports that an expected taxi strike in Gauteng on Monday is on hold for the time being.  According to officials, there will be no taxi strike until talks between the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) and the Gauteng provincial government have been concluded.  

newsSABC News reported on Friday that municipal workers at Mokopane and 179 surrounding villages in the Mogalakwena municipality were back at work after a month-long strike for better wages.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Rapport writes that former Lonmin human resources head Barnard Mokwena was listed as a paid “deep cover” agent on the State Security Agency (SSA) central source index from 2004 until at least the end of 2012.  

durbanANA reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Sunday that eThekwini city manager S’bu Sithole needed to explain why buses have not been operating in Durban for the past three days.  

sibanyeBDLive reports that Sibanye Gold on Friday obtained a court interdict to stop a strike at its Kroondal mine and said it expected the employees to return to work on Monday or face disciplinary action.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 28 May and Sunday, 29 May 2016

newsEWN reports that the National Taxi Alliance (NTA) has confirmed there will be no taxi strike in Gauteng on Monday.  The Community Safety Department released a statement on Sunday expressing its concern over the looming strike in the industry.  

DCSTMG Digital reports that the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has warned that a number of “faceless-fraudsters” have been robbing unsuspecting job seekers by promising non-existent jobs and learnership opportunities‚ using various social media platforms.  

sapsANA reports that a Limpopo police officer was shot dead when he responded to a burglary in progress at Dan village near Tzaneen on Saturday morning.  

VantageGoldfieldsNews24 reports that Lily Mine's top executive Mike McChesney has confirmed that operations will resume following a R171m investment from a Canadian company.  

sibanyeMining Weekly reports that precious metals producer Sibanye Gold has been granted an interdict against a strike by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) at its Kroondal platinum operations.  

santacoTMG Digital reports that millions of people in Gauteng could be left stranded on Monday (30 May) if the taxi industry embarks on a strike in the province.  

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

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of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Thursday, 26 May 2016.

cosatuANA reports that the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Monday accused three cabinet ministers of taking aim at the labour federation in what it termed a “troubling pattern”.  

sadtu90The New Age writes that, a week after the Department of Basic Education’s (DBE’s) jobs-for-cash report was released, the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) has demanded that its name be cleared of the selling of teacher posts.  

tshwane thumb100 News24 reports that the families of the two men killed during the violent protests in Hammanskraal have criticised the company that employed them as casual workers for not providing adequate security.  

newsThe Star writes that the mass job losses in the steel and mining industries have had a devastating ripple effect on mining towns, which depended largely on miners for consumer spend.  

gunDaily News reports that according to police spokesman Brigadier Jay Naicker, police are investigating allegations that the Isipingo shooting which saw Warrant officer Jabulani Didi shot dead was linked to recent strikes in the private security industry.  

WorkingOnFireNews24 reports that Canada will be receiving the aid of 301 South African firefighters who will assist the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC) with their fire suppression efforts in the province of Alberta.  

education90The Citizen reports that NGO Equal Education (EE) says that cases of graft in the “jobs-for-cash” scandal at schools must be investigated further and criminal charges or disciplinary hearings instituted.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Bloomberg reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) started a strike at Kroondal platinum mine, which Sibanye bought last month, on Thursday.  

cosatuThe Star reports that Cosatu has accused the government of being ineffective in handling South Africa's jobs and economic crisis, warning that the country is effectively in a recession.  

solidariteitPretoria News reports that Solidarity does not want a part in moves to form a new workers’ federation, the trade union has indicated.  

earningsTimesLive reports that ratings agency Fitch has warned the ANC to avoid introducing populist measures such as a national minimum wage in the run-up to local elections.  

nelsonmandelabayHeraldLive reports that a meeting to decide on the fate of 26 Nelson Mandela Bay safety and security officers who disrupted the metro police launch two weeks ago was postponed on Thursday.  

mycitieNCA reports that bus drivers left thousands of Capetonian commuters stranded on Thursday when they embarked on an unprotected strike.  The strike was undertaken by a group of bus drivers employed by Kidrogen, a MyCiTi vehicle operating company.