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.

ramaphosa2The Presidency reports that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is pleased with the progress that is being made by the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) Task Teams on Labour Relations.  

benchmarksBusiness Report writes that Bishop Jo Seoka, chairman of the Bench Marks Foundation (BMF), on Monday called for a new model for mining.  

satawu thumb medium90 101TimesLive reports that the SA Transport and Allied Workers' Union (Satawu) has added its voice to those condemning the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) for its alleged reluctance to improve train safety.  

ambulanceeNCA reports that new emergency services entrants in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) are being given military training skills.  

solidariteitIOL News reports that trade union Solidarity plans to take the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to court again after the broadcaster cancelled the contract of a senior sports commentator.  

unisaThe Citizen reports that outsourcing has fallen at the University of South Africa (Unisa) after 10 months of deliberations.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92Human error was the cause of Monday’s collision between two Metrorail passenger trains, in which one person died and 243 commuters were injured.  

nelsonmandelabayHeraldLive reports that in a massive boost for unemployed youth, the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro announced on Monday that 1,800 bursaries are up for grabs for those interested in pursuing a career in the transport industry.  

westerncapeNetwerk24 reports that the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has applied for an interdict which it hopes will prevent teachers’ union Sadtu and students’ organisation Cosas from disrupting the annual national assessment tests for learners.  

graduate thumb100 SABC News reports that the Fees Commission received written and oral evidence on the funding of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges on Monday.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 24 October 2016

farming thumb medium80 84Sunday Times reports that supermarkets in Denmark have started taking SA wines off their shelves following a scathing documentary on conditions for farmworkers at some of the country's top wine estates.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92Two trains collided on Monday afternoon between Tembisa and Kaalfontein, resulting in one fatality and between 100 and 150 injuries.  

southafricalogoSunday Independent reports that National Treasury's decision to withdraw R64 million allocated for additional inspectors as requested by the Department of Labour has angered unions.  

nedlacThe New Age reports that according to the labour constituency at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac), things are edging closer towards the realisation of a national minimum wage (NMW).  

sandf thumb medium90 89TMG Digital reports that the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) on Sunday night announced that one of its members was in police custody after “allegedly sexually harassing his patient”.  

CCMANetwerk24 reports that Mildred Oliphant, Minister of Labour, threw all legal requirements overboard in 2013 when she appointed Daniel Dube as chairperson of the council of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).  

numsaCity Press reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has threatened to countersue its old federation, Cosatu, into liquidation.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 22 October and Sunday, 23 October 2016

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 21 October 2016

amcu thumb medium80 81Reuters reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has reached wage deals in principle with platinum producers Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum and Lonmin.  

gautrainThe Star reports that so greatly has the number of passengers increased on the Gautrain that the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport has decided to purchase 12 new trains.  

bhpBloomberg reports that BHP Billiton wants women to account for half of its workforce by 2025 as the world’s top miner seeks to change the gender balance in an industry dominated by men.  

sibanyeThe National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has rejected Sibanye Gold’s takeover of Anglo American Platinum’s Rustenburg operations, saying it would open the floodgates for job cuts.  

sabcNews24 reports that, according to the Democratic Alliance (DA), SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) executive Hlaudi Motsoeneng has promised an extra R10,000 to each staff member as a "sweetener deal".  

transnetlogo thumb100 Netwerk24 reports that the Transnet Pensioners Action Group (TPAG) will be nominating three of its members for the upcoming election of new trustees for three of Transnet’s pension funds.  

eskomFin24 reports that Eskom CEO Brian Molefe, who received a total salary package of R9.467m in the 2015/16 financial year, will not be getting a salary increase in the next year.  

cosatuThe Citizen writes that a decision by Cosatu not to officially endorse Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa for the top ANC job is threatening to tear the trade union federation apart.  

kznlogo thumb100 TMG Digital reports that the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) government is seeking about R1.1 billion from Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to pay the salaries of thousands of izinduna (headmen).  

ambulanceDaily News writes that private ambulance services in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) are under attack, with paramedics increasingly falling victim to criminals while on duty.