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 from Saturday, 30 April to Monday, 2 May 2016

ambulanceeNCA reports that a memorial has been unveiled in Stellenbosch for emergency services staff who have lost their lives in the line of duty.  

postoffice thumb100 SABC News reports that the Communication Workers Union (CWU) says it, together with other unions at the SA Post Office (Sapo), still plan to down tools on Wednesday and Thursday this coming week to push for salary increases, which it says have not been paid for the past two years.  

prasaNetwerk24 reports that the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) and the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) will be back in court on Tuesday over an interdict against strikers.  

anglogoldashantiEWN reported on Sunday that officials of AngloGold Ashanti said they would visit the Savuka Mine to conduct an inspection once they were certain it was safe to go down the shaft.  

VantageGoldfieldsThe New Age reports that it was a gloomy May Day for about 900 workers at Vantage Goldfields’ Lily Mine in Mpumalanga after they were not paid their salaries for April as promised by the mine.  

satawu thumb medium90 101eNCA reports that traffic incidents management company Teti Traffic and the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) will start conciliation talks on Wednesday.  

phiyegaTimesLive reports that suspended national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega will come under the spotlight on Tuesday as an inquiry into her fitness to hold office begins.  

buffalocitymetroDispatchLive reports that the end to the violent and chaotic two-week Buffalo City Metro (BCM) strike was announced on Friday by the metro leadership.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 29 April 2016

education90Cape Argus reports that newly qualified teachers will have to obtain a licence to practice their profession should a far-reaching proposal by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) get the green light.  

vavi1BDLive reports that trade unions gearing up for the launch of a new federation later this year are expected to announce a campaign against job losses this weekend.  

angloamerican fullMining Weekly reports that two Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) employees were killed in a winch rope incident at the Tumela mine at Amandelbult, Limpopo, earlier this week.  

sandf thumb medium90 89TMG Digital reports that a doctor doing his community service at the SA Army Infantry School in Oudtshoorn has been arrested for allegedly raping two female recruits in the sick bay.  

postoffice thumb100 BDLive reports that the SA Post Office (Sapo) management is pulling out all stops to avert an employee strike that CEO Mark Barnes warns could sound the death knell for the parastatal.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 28 April 2016

limusaBusiness Report writes that an arbitration hearing over an organisational rights dispute between the Liberated Metalworkers Union of SA (Limusa) and Toyota SA and the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has been adjourned until next week.  

postoffice thumb100 EWN reports that the Communication Workers Union (CWU) is planning a strike at the SA Post Office (Sapo) next week.  

sapsTimesLive reports that quantity not quality appears to be the driver of the new SA Police Service (SAPS) training schedule.  With practical training set to remain at its current 12 months, what has raised concerns is the drop in the theoretical training time from a year to eight months.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 26 April 2016

mildredoliphantBDLive reports that the government will grant corporate SA a grace period of about six months before cracking down hard on noncompliance with employment equity (EE) plans.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 25 April 2016

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 23 April and Sunday, 24 April 2016

CPUTEWN reports that striking workers at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) say that, while their frustrations with management are mounting, they will not take drastic action as they wait for a response concerning their grievances.  

buffalocitymetroDispatchLive reports that the embattled Buffalo City Metro (BCM) lurched from one crisis to another on Thursday when hundreds of its employees downed tools and took to the streets in protest over promotions, back payments and outsourcing services.  

vavi1Sowetan writes that the Sunday Times has reported that Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has been courting Zwelinzima Vavi, former general secretary of labour federation Cosatu.  

VantageGoldfieldsThe Citizen writes that there are currently 650 workers at Vantage Goldfields’ Lily Mine anxiously waiting to hear whether or not they will in fact receive their pay at the end of April.  

irvinjimSaturday Star writes that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) believes this year’s wage negotiations in the vulnerable metal and engineering sector will not be a smooth ride.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 22 April 2016

OakbayBDLive reports that a sympathy campaign has been launched to save Oakbay Investments, with a letter claiming to be from employees making an "impassioned plea" to the CEOs of local banks to resume banking services.