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.

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 11 April 2017

panafricanBusiness Report writes that Pan African Resources (PAR) said on Monday that the R40 million refurbishments of underground shafts at subsidiary Evander Gold Mines in Mpumalanga would be completed this weekend.  

strike thumb medium85 85Engineering News reports that the staff of Golden Arrow Bus Services around the country will go on strike later this week after industry wage negotiations deadlocked, as a result of which the company will institute a company-wide lock-out.  

fedusa thumb medium80 85Fin24 reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) said in a statement on Monday that a successful no confidence-motion in Parliament unseating President Jacob Zuma could restore SA’s ratings credibility.  

numsaeNCA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) says the looming strike in the passenger bus sector could be averted if employers meet workers’ demands by at least Tuesday evening.  

satawu thumb medium90 101ANA reports that the SA Transport & Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) says that the looming strike action in the passenger bus sector is not only about wages but better working conditions and transformation.  

sapsANA reports that Eastern Cape police are investigating a case of attempted murder after it emerged that a lift at the Mount Road police station in Port Elizabeth was allegedly tampered with.  

prasaMoneyweb reports that one of the first tasks for the reinstated Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) board will be to pay Collins Letsoalo several million rand in back pay.  

eskomFin24 reports that new Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi has delayed the signing off of Eskom's Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with key renewable energy independent power producers (IPPs).  

healthcareThe New Age reports that false medical certificates issued by corrupt doctors are costing the economy dearly and have resulted in an investigation by the Health Professions Medical Council of SA (HPCSA).  

eskomEWN reports that a protest at Eskom's Kusile power station entered its sixth day on Monday, with employees demanding better working conditions and skills development.  

nehawu80Cape Times reports that hundreds of NGOs that rely on government funding to operate face an uncertain future with reports that grants might be paid late due to the ongoing social workers’ strike.  

protestTMG Digital reports that opposition parties have called for a rolling mass action campaign in solidarity with the Zuma Must Fall movement‚ starting with a march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Wednesday.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 10 April 2017

strike thumb medium85 85Thousands of bus drivers are set to go on a national strike from Wednesday after they failed to reach a wage agreement with their employers.  Trade unions Numsa, Satawu and Towu served employers with a 48-hour strike notice on Monday.  

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dipuopetersTMG Digital reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) has accused former Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters of contradicting herself on the 350% wage increase of former Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) acting CEO Collins Letsoalo.  

vavi1IOL News reports that former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said on Friday that the move to elect President Jacob Zuma into the top ANC position had been a terrible mistake.  

Rhodes UniversityRhodes University is facing financial distress and wants to cap salary increases at 5% in order to remain viable.  But support service workers want an increase that is in line with inflation and wage negotiations have deadlocked.  

handcuffsEWN reports that police say more arrests are imminent following the murder of a security guard in Hanover Park last week.  Eldridge Lucas was shot and killed when a group of men hijacked a cigarette delivery van he was travelling in.  

strike thumb medium85 85TimesLive reports that striking farmworkers, who have been squatting in the bush for more than a month, have vowed not to return to work until their demands have been met.  

graduate thumb100 TimesLive reports that, after five years of trying to clamp down on unregistered colleges, the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is still battling to shut down these bogus institutions.  

ambulanceCape Argus reports that paramedics in the Western Cape are increasingly coming under attack when responding to emergencies, with many saying they fear for their lives.  

angloamerican fullBusinessLive reports that Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) top executives were grilled for almost half-an-hour at the company’s annual general meeting (AGM) on Friday about the sharp increase in the number of workers killed in 2016 from 2015.  

sibanyeMining Weekly reports that Sibanye Gold won four awards at this year’s National Skills Authority (NSA) awards.  

cosatuThe Sunday Independent reports that it was Cosatu’s three powerful public sector unions that forced the labour federation to resolve at its central executive committee (CEC) meeting last Monday that President Jacob Zuma should step down.  

nehawu80EWN reports that the National Health Education & Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) says it will continue with its strike at the Department of Social Development until its demands for better salaries and working conditions are met.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet from Friday, 7 April to Sunday, 9 April 2017

newsNorthern Natal Courier reports that fifty-four workers have been retrenched following the announcement of the closure of the Glencoe abattoir.  

sapsSABC News reports that police killings have once again come under the spotlight with 79 officers having lost their lives between 2015 and 2016.