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.

gavel thumb100 The Citizen reports that on Wednesday judgment was reserved in the North Gauteng High Court regarding an application by drink-driving Judge Nkola Motata to have numerous sections of the Judicial Service Act declared unconstitutional.  

hawksTMG Digital reports that three suspects allegedly linked to Monday’s murder of Sea Border Unit constable Mziwonke Siwisa will spend the long weekend behind bars after being arrested on Wednesday night.  

irvinjimThe Citizen reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has vowed to expose the “common agenda” of the ANC and the DA to pursue neo-liberal policies at the expense of the poor.  

gautengThe Citizen reports that according to the Gauteng department of health, community healthcare workers (CHW) were finally paid their stipends this week.  

farming thumb medium80 84ANA reports that workers at the Spier estate in Stellenbosch will have a little extra to spend this Christmas after the farm decided to divide a portion of cash earned via carbon credits.  

numsaNews24 reports that in the secretariat report to its 10th national congress, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) notes that SA’s manufacturing sector has bled 400,000 jobs since March 2008.  

fsbMoneyweb reports that the application by the former deputy registrar of pension funds at the Financial Services Board (FSB), Rosemary Hunter, that the court should supervise an investigation into the cancellation of thousands of dormant pension funds by the FSB has been dismissed in the Pretoria High Court.  

Stats SAMoneyweb reports that headline consumer inflation (CPI) accelerated to 6.6% year-on-year in November from 6.4% in October, data from Statistics SA showed on Wednesday.  

chickensTMG Digital reports that more than 1,000 KwaZulu-Natal chicken farmworkers face a bleak Christmas due to increased dumping of chicken imports.  

SanefNews24 reports that the SA National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) on Wednesday applauded the courage of and commitment to ethical journalism the so-called ‘SABC 8’ journalists displayed by testifying before Parliament's ad-hoc committee this week.  

newsMining Weekly reports that Atlatsa Resources on Tuesday reported a fatality at the Brakfontein shaft of its Bokoni mine, near Polokwane.  

sabcBusinessLive reports that Parliament on Wednesday condemned the continued death threats directed at the ‘SABC8’ and any other witness who appeared before the inquiry into the crisis at the public broadcaster. 

pikitupThe Star reports that ten people, including several Pikitup employees, have been arrested in southern Johannesburg over the past week on charges of fraud and misrepresentation.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Business Report writes that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) on Tuesday called for a new commission of inquiry to be set up to find the “real perpetrators” of the Marikana massacre.  

newsBusiness Report writes that Re-Action Consulting, a social enterprise company focused on providing health solutions including HIV/Aids testing, has approached the high court for an application to liquidate Optimum Coal.  

nursing thumb medium90 93EWN reports that that the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) says it is aware of the increasing number of bogus nursing colleges in the Northern Cape and Eastern Cape.  

solidariteitBusiness Report writes that trade union Solidarity has applied to the Labour Court to place the Bargaining Council for the Metal and Engineering Industries (MEIBC) under curatorship.  

sapsTimesLive reports that acting National Police Commissioner General Khomotso Phahlane will meet provincial SA Police Service (SAPS) leaders in an effort to curb a recent spate of police killings in the Western Cape.  

benchmarksANA reports that NGO the Bench Marks Foundation on Tuesday warned that tensions in the Marikana community around the Lonmin platinum mine in Rustenburg were again running high over housing.  

vavi1News24 reports that Zwelinzima Vavi stated on Monday that Cosatu's endorsement of Cyril Ramaphosa to lead the ANC was a desperate attempt by the trade union federation to salvage some relevance and credibility.  

amcu thumb medium80 81ANA reports that Joseph Mathunjwa, president of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), on Tuesday blasted President Jacob Zuma’s announcement on measures to implement recommendations of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.  

newsPretoria News reports that a domestic worker is in an intensive care unit at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria after being allegedly savagely beaten up with a golf stick by her employer’s son in Montana.  

gavel thumb100 HeraldLive reports that unionist Thobile Ntola, who was fired this year as principal of Chubekile High School in Kwazakhele, Port Elizabeth, has taken the Department of Education to court, demanding reinstatement.  

zumaBusinessLive reports that lawyers for the mineworkers who were injured and arrested during the 2012 Marikana shooting incident have accused the government of acting in bad faith.  

vavi1ANA reports that Zwelinzima Vavi on Monday told delegates at the National Union of Metalworkers of SA’s (Numsa’s) 10th national congress that the national minimum wage (NMW) as proposed was an “insult”.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90ANA reports that platinum producer Lonmin on Monday said it was currently reviewing its housing plan in line with the recommendations of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry  It indicated that it was confident that it would submit a compliant plan.  

employment thumb100 BusinessLive writes that, although the formal sector added more jobs during the third quarter, after struggling to create employment for most of the year, experts are still not convinced that the positive results indicate a turnaround.  

sabcMail & Guardian reports that the Western Cape High Court has ruled in favour of the Democratic Alliance (DA), calling the appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as the SABC’s group executive of corporate affairs unlawful and irrational.  

numsaTimesLive reports that most of the top leadership of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) will retain their posts after they were nominated unopposed at the union’s national congress in Cape Town on Monday.  

graduate thumb100 The New Age reports that thousands of job seekers continue to lie their way into potential employment through fraudulent CVs and fake qualifications.  A local background screening company bust 66,700 resumés that contained fudged information between January and October.