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.

fedusa thumb medium80 85City Press reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) has joined the growing number of individuals, organisations and unions calling for the resignation of President Jacob Zuma following his controversial Cabinet reshuffle.  

protestPretoria News reports that some of the universities in Tshwane are facing uncertain times yet again, with outsourced workers reigniting a struggle over insourcing that started back in 2015.  

zumaANA reports that the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) on Tuesday said it would step up its campaign to get President Jacob Zuma out of high office through legal action, a mass mobilisation campaign, formation of a national crisis committee and strike action.  

handshake thumb medium90 90GroundUp reports that a five-week strike by workers who produce baked goods for Pick n Pay appeared to have come to an end on Monday.  

gavel thumb100 The New Age reports that five men who were arrested for running a catering business for illegal miners, underground, have been remanded in custody.  

MilitaryOmbudNews24 reports that the Military Ombud, Lieutenant General Themba Matanzima, on Tuesday announced the appointment from 1 April 2017 of the Deputy Military Ombud, Rendani Masutha.  

newsBusiness Report writes that Isando-based Girlock Brakes SA has launched a retrenchment programme based on its operational requirements.  This comes after the reduction by 95% of a Volkswagen (VW) SA contract for the production of rear brakes.  

graduate thumb100 BusinessLive writes that the largest demographic in the country, namely African women, is significantly under-represented among science graduates at some of SA’s top higher education institutions.  

cosatuTimesLive reports that President Jacob Zuma called S’dumo Dlamini, president of Cosatu, on Tuesday morning to discuss the trade union federation’s call for him to step down.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 4 April 2017

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cosatuBusiness Report writes that Cosatu said on Tuesday it was worried about S&P Global's decision to downgrade SA’s investment status to ‘junk’ as this would affect crucial spending across the economy.  

sapsNews24 reports that last Friday marked six years to the day since former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli was arrested and subsequently suspended, with the subsequent cost to taxpayers amounting to as much as R10m.  

gunTMG Digital/The Times reports that despite a R1-million reward for information about a fatal cash-in-transit robbery in Cape Town at the weekend‚ no one has yet come forward.  

prasaFin24 reports that former acting CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) Collins Letsoalo does not need to pay back any perks, remuneration or benefits accrued to him during his tenure at the state-owned entity.  

vavi1ANA reports that trade unionist Zwelinzima Vavi told protesters on Monday that National Treasury would soon be run down like other state institutions, such as the ailing SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).  

sriANA reports that the Solidarity Research Institute (SRI) was due on Tuesday to hold a conference at Kloofsig, Centurion, where its report ,’Racism, hate speech and double standards: by no means a mere matter of black and white’, would be launched.  

cosatuBusinessLive reports that on Tuesday, trade union federation Cosatu, which is an ANC allay, called on President Jacob Zuma to step down.  

unisaThe Citizen reports that the University of SA (Unisa) has obtained an urgent high court interdict against protesters opposed to outsourcing and labour-broking.  

fedusa thumb medium80 85ANA reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) said on Monday that the decision by rating agency S&P Global to downgrade SA’s sovereign rating to junk status came as a result of "self-inflicted pain" and bad leadership from President Jacob Zuma.  

buffalocitymetroHeraldLive reports that Buffalo City Metro (BCM) has allocated close to half a billion rands for salary increments and backpay for thousands of its employees in the current financial year.  

harmonyMining Weekly reports that very few employees at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine reported for work on Tuesday morning, according to spokesperson Marian van der Walt.  

newsBusinessLive reports that CEOs at SA’s major banks have said that a sovereign credit-rating downgrade would have serious negative implications for economic growth and job creation.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 3 April 2017

news shutterstockIn our Monday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Friday, 31 March 2017.

artisan2Business Report writes about the opening on Thursday of a new training centre by luxury vehicle manufacturer Porsche in association with the Don Bosco Salesian Institute Youth Projects (Siyp) in Cape Town and local Porsche importer LSM Distributors.  

gunNews24 reports that a reward of R1m is being offered for information about an armed robbery in Cape Town that left one security guard dead and another injured, cash-in-transit company SBV Services said on Sunday.  

cosatuTimesLive reports that trade union federation Cosatu says newly appointed Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is not the right person for the job as he doesn't have an economic background.  

er24News24 reports that more than 50 employees from a chemical factory in Germiston had to be rushed to hospital for respiratory problems on Monday morning after an alleged chemical leak.  

DiamondCorpMiningmx reports that DiamondCorp is to retrench all employees at its Lace diamond mine near Kroonstad in Free State province.