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.

GoldOneMining Weekly reports that the 66 rock drill operators (RDOs) who were staging an underground sit-in at Gold One’s Modder East operations, in Springs, have resurfaced, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Friday.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Mineweb reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) confirmed on Friday that it had called a mass meeting to be held in Rustenburg on Saturday (22 October).  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 14 October 2016

news shutterstockIn our Friday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Thursday, 13 October 2016.

Cape Times reports that Deputy Labour Minister Phathekile Holomisa told Cape Town business and government officials during a dialogue on equity transformation on Thursday that transformation at the workplace was happening at a painfully slow pace.

sapsANA reports that Free State police are urging relatives of an illegal miner (zama zama), found dead at the Eland mine shaft in Welkom, to come forward and claim the body.  

nehawu80The New Age reports that ongoing protests by the National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) are beginning to disrupt the services of the Northern Cape health department.  This is according to the provincial MEC Lebogang Motlhaping.  

newsThe Citizen reports that a 62-year-old security guard has been killed and R30,000 worth of groceries stolen at Modubatse High School in Limpopo.  

sibanyeThe New Age writes that tensions between organised labour and Sibanye Gold management are on a knife edge at the gold producer’s Cooke operations in Westonaria.  

MicrosoftBusiness Report writes that the Top Employers Institute has awarded Microsoft SA its Top Employer South Africa 2017 certification.  

denosa thumb medium60 92The New Age reports that the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA (Denosa) has become the latest organisation to throw its weight behind the proposed sugar tax.  

gautengTMG Digital reports that two hundred officers from the Gauteng traffic police unit are unable to work due to a vehicle shortage caused by budget cuts that is preventing them from getting on the road.  

ambulanceANA reports that a man, believed to be in his 40s, was killed Thursday morning after part of a building collapsed on him on Audley Road in Durban’s CBD.  

solidariteitBusiness Report writes that trade union Solidarity has expressed growing concern over weak employment growth in South Africa’s private sector.  

agrisaEngineering News reports that in order to bolster Agri SA’s efforts to protect farmers and prevent farm attacks, Santam has donated R250,000 to Agri SA’s Securitas Trust Fund.  

nelsonmandelabayHeraldLive reports that every job advertised by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality attracts up to 500 applications, forcing the municipality to rethink its recruitment strategy.  

GoldOneTMG Digital/Sowetan reported on Thursday that at least 66 rock drill operators (RDOs) were staging a sit-in underground at Gold One’s Modder East Operations in Springs‚ Ekurhuleni.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 13 October 2016

news shutterstockIn our Thursday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Wednesday, 12 October 2016.

GEMSNetwerk24 reports that the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) on Wednesday presented its annual report to the parliamentary portfolio committee on health.  

earningsBusinessTech reports that new data published by online job portal Adzuna shows that if you are thinking of relocating to Cape Town from Joburg your pay is likely to be substantially less.  

gavel thumb100 Cape Argus reports that shipping containers that staff at the Paarl Regional Court have been using as makeshift courtrooms for the past five months have been slammed as “dangerous and unsuitable”.  The permanent courthouse is being renovated.  

DiamondCorpBDLive reports that DiamondCorp is considering a legal challenge to a week-long safety stoppage at its Lace diamond mine in the Free State.  

sabcNews24 reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) has filed papers in the Western Cape High Court to have former SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appointment as group executive of corporate affairs declared invalid.  

newsTMG Digital reports that a Johannesburg North woman has succumbed to stab wounds‚ inflicted during an altercation with her domestic worker on Wednesday.  

mosebenzizwaneBusiness Report writes that Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane said on Wednesday he was concerned about the attacks on the government by some stakeholders in the mining sector, particularly attacks on President Jacob Zuma.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92Cape Argus reports that, while the number of pupils in South Africa grew by more than 2% since 2014, the number of teachers decreased by 1.5%, a new report reveals.  

nehawu80Business Report writes that the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) says it will go ahead with its plans to shut down the Limpopo public service if its long standing demands are not met.  

gautengANA reports that at least 18 employees have been suspended for misconduct at the workplace by the Gauteng Department of Health since July.  

education90DispatchLive reports that the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) on Tuesday agreed to a high court order obliging it to cooperate with the Eastern Cape education department’s teacher staffing decisions for schools for the next three years.