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.

cosatuSABC News reports that trade union federation Cosatu has accepted President Jacob Zuma's public apology on the Nkandla matter.  

newsCaxton News Service reports that a microlight aircraft pilot, who was spraying crops in the Glendale area of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), died when the plane hit a power line and crashed to the ground early on Friday.  

newsSABC News reported on Friday that an arson incident and violence at Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) at Ulundi in northern KwaZulu-Natal has resulted in the suspension of operations and a loss of millions of rands for the company.  

pikitupEWN reports that Pikitup workers have accused management of the waste management agency of using delaying tactics and say the City of Johannesburg is not willing to resolve their industrial action.  

nedlacBDLive reports that the new executive director of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac), Madoda Vilakazi, assumed his duties on Friday.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 1 April 2016

news shutterstockIn our Friday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Thursday, 31 March 2016.

newsThe New Age reports that the OutsourcingMustFall (OMF) movement said it would not be intimidated into halting its campaign, despite the suspected kidnapping of activist Vusi Mahlangu.  

southafricalogoThe Star reports that with Parliament set to approve the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Amendment Bill, the fund wants to clamp down on employers who fail to declare their employees to it and the SA Revenue Service (SARS).  

CALSPretoria News reports that mining communities across the country say the social and labour plans (SLPs) of mining companies do not cater for their actual needs.  

fedusa thumb medium80 85News24 reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) has welcomed Thursday’s Nkandla judgment, with Fedusa president Koos Bezuidenhout saying the ruling was “a much–needed victory” for the restoration of confidence by the people of SA.  

earningsMoneyweb reports that, despite a consumer price inflation rate of 7%, the BankservAfrica Disposable Salary Index (BDSI) shows that take-home pay increased in February by 9.1%, revealing a 2.1% real increase year-on-year.  

samwu thumb medium80 78ANA reports that Luthando Juju, Deputy Secretary of the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) in the Eastern Cape, on Thursday said that the Provincial Executive Committee had fired provincial secretary Milton Myolwa.  

CCMASowetanLive reports that self-styled prophet Samuel Radebe of the Revelation Church of God has failed to honour an order to pay his former bodyguard some R100,000 for unfair dismissal for having sought a sangoma's help.  

earningsBDLive reports that banking group Nedbank has succumbed to shareholder pressure, forcing it to review its executive pay policy and to claw back awarded bonuses.  

evrazBusiness Report writes that just a month after Evraz Highveld Steel in eMalahleni was shut down, retrenched workers and the town’s municipality have already started counting their losses.  

amcu thumb medium80 81SABC News reports that production at Wonderfontein Coal Mine in Mpumalanga has been halted for nearly three weeks.  

cosatuBusiness Report writes that Cosatu has described Thursday’s Constitutional Court ruling on the Nkandla upgrades as “exceptionally significant” for strengthening SA’s growing democracy.  

solidariteitCaxton News Service reports that Solidarity has vowed to give its assistance in investigating the cause of the collapse at Lily Mine in Mpumalanga.  

gunTimesLive writes that Western Cape police officers are in hot water again for allegedly shooting at another group of workers travelling in a taxi.  

parliamentAfter having received support from members of Parliament’s Labour Portfolio Committee on 17 and 24 February 2016 and on 9 March 2016, the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Bill has been referred to the National Assembly.  

pikitupANA reports that negotiations to end the four-week strike between Johannesburg waste-management company Pikitup, the City of Johannesburg and workers affiliated to SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) broke down again late Thursday.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 31 March 2016