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.

newsThe Witness reports that local and foreign sex workers on Monday called on delegates at the 2016 International Aids Conference to support decriminalise of sex work.  

postoffice thumb100 North Eastern Tribune reports that employees at the SA Post Office (Sapo) were recently stopped by police from marching to Braamfontein to demand answers about a range of issues, including the dismissal of more than 200 workers.  

daANA reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) indicated its intention to picket outside Parliament on Tuesday against the dismissal of four journalists by the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).  

miners2Mining Weekly reports that major miners Anglo American and Harmony Gold have pledged their support for the United Nations' HIV/Aids organisation UNAids’ global #ProTEST HIV campaign.  

solidariteitBusiness Report writes that Solidarity, emboldened by its recent Constitutional Court victory against the employment equity plan of the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), intends to challenge the contentious Mining Charter draft.  

southafricalogoThe Star reports that proposed rules outlawing public servants from doing business with the state are on the way.  

eskomMining Weekly reports that Solidarity has called on other trade unions in the Eskom bargaining unit to review their wage demands after the parties reached a deadlock in negotiations on Friday.  

ambulanceTMG Digital reports that paramedics were threatened with a knife‚ stripped of their personal belongings and one of them stabbed with a broken bottle by robbers as they loaded a patient into an ambulance in Cape Town.  

kznlogo thumb100 Daily News reports that policing is being stepped up at four public hospitals in Durban in the wake of violence linked to a labour outsourcing strike.  

solidariteitANA writes that the battle lines were drawn on Monday night, when, according to trade union Solidarity, the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) dismissed four journalists with immediate effect and without disciplinary hearings.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 18 July 2016

news shutterstockIn our Monday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Friday, 15 July 2016.

sactwuFin24 reports that the Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (Sactwu) has settled its 2016 wage negotiations for the Woven Cotton Textile Sector.  

sapsThe Mercury reports that an SA Police Service (SAPS) clerk who was sexually assaulted by a colleague while at work is suing the minister of police for R400 000.  

parliamentBDLive reports that the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) has upped the stakes in its members’ impasse with the Secretary of Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana by resolving to call on Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to investigate him.  

nursing thumb medium90 93The Star reports that nurses have been hailed as the heart of the success of the antiretroviral treatment roll-out in South Africa, which has led to lives being saved.  

concourtCape Times writes that Friday’s Constitutional Court ruling that seven Department of Correctional Services (DCS) employees be promoted and remunerated retrospectively has vindicated those involved.  

gautengSaturday Star reports that the Gauteng Department of Health has only partially met a deadline to pay protesting community health workers.  While some workers said payments had been made, many more said there had been hiccups.  

earningsBusiness Report writes that new research on a national minimum wage (NMW) shows that more than 85% of economic sectors would see positive employment impacts, with minimal job losses elsewhere.  

protestThe Citizen reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) was expected to meet officials at the Midvaal local municipality on Monday following days of violent protest by disgruntled employees.  

numsaeNCA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) is expected to picket outside Eskom's head office in Johannesburg on Monday.  

sabcBDLive reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Sunday said it would not abide by last week’s ruling of the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) to lift its ban on broadcasting footage of violent protests.  

graduate thumb100 The New Age reports that universities in South Africa are facing serious cash crunches and, unless the government dramatically increases funding of tertiary institutions, many will be forced to implement cost-cutting measures.  

farming thumb medium80 84TimesLive reports that farmworkers in Limpopo are having their contracts of employment drawn out in comic form so that they can understand them.  

mosebenzizwaneBusiness Report writes that Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has visited Sibanye Gold to raise his concerns about increasing fatalities in the mining industry.  

numBusiness Report writes that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will today (Monday) refer its pay increase dispute with Eskom to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).  

sapsSunday Tribune reports that fed-up members of Durban’s Public Order Policing (Pop) Unit have decided to embark on a go-slow from Monday.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 16 July and Sunday, 17 July 2016

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 15 July 2016

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90EWN report that Lonmin Platinum says it will have the country’s economic realities in mind when it starts wage talks with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) next week.