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.

numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers Women’s Structure will embark on a national march to the Chamber of Mines, Eskom and SA Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors (Safcec) on Saturday.  

handshake thumb medium90 90BusinessLive reports that parties in the metals and engineering sector signed a 2017-20 wage agreement on Wednesday, after four months of tense negotiations at the Metals and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC).  

numThe New Age reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Tuesday said that Zingisa Mzendana, a miner who was killed in Marikana, was not its member, as had been claimed in the media.  

daNews24 reports that Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has written to President Jacob Zuma asking him to declare 16 August "Marikana Memorial Day".  

news shutterstockSowetanLive reports that the Bapo Ba Mogale royal family, which owns the Marikana land, including the koppie at Wonderkop where 34 striking mineworkers were gunned down by police in 2012, has warned politicians and unions not to use it for politicking.  

nursing thumb medium90 93SowetanLive reports that University of Fort Hare management has closed the department of nursing science with immediate effect.  

healthcareBusinessLive reports that the SA Health Review 2017, released on Wednesday, contains the admission that “most provinces have imposed some form of restrictions in terms of filling vacant posts".  

blsa thumb medium70 98SowetanLive reports that the CEO of Business Leadership SA (BLSA)‚ Bonang Mohale‚ has committed the business community to transformation‚ job creation‚ inclusive growth and the fight against the “deceitful” white monopoly capital campaign.  

Stats SABusinessLive reports that consumer inflation slowed much as expected in July, with the consumer price index (CPI) rising 4.6% from a year earlier.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92TimesLive reports that passenger trains in Cape Town were delayed by a power outage at the Metrorail control centre on Thursday morning.  

handshake thumb medium90 90Reuters reports that unions said on Tuesday they had agreed to a three-year wage deal for metal and engineering sector workers, ending weeks of difficult negotiations and averting an industry strike.  

ancThe Citizen reports that a local government independent analyst says the lack of qualified officials at local government level is to blame for the poor performance by most municipalities in the post-apartheid SA.  

earningsBloomberg reports that Naspers shareholder Allan Gray plans to vote against the company’s remuneration policy because it is not aligned to the performance of the business outside a stake in Chinese media giant Tencent Holdings.  

sabcBusinessLive reports that the inspector-general of intelligence is investigating allegations of State Security Agency surveillance of employees of the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and interception of their communications.  

SascocBusinessLive reports that the lawyer for suspended SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) CEO, Tubby Reddy, says he is still waiting for evidence of sexual harassment against his client despite his repeated requests to see it.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92EWN reports that Lindikhaya Zide, acting group CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa), says the onus does not only fall on the rail agency to improve security around rail facilities.  

cosatuSowetanLive reports that labour federation Cosatu is set to hold a critical leadership meeting next week to decide its course of action should its preferred candidate‚ Cyril Ramaphosa‚ fail to emerge on top at the national elective conference of its ally‚ the ANC‚ in December.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 21 August 2017.

southafricalogoANA reports that the Department of Labour (DOL) on Monday said it was taking six companies to court over breaches of the Employment Equity Act (EEA).  

newsThe Mercury reports that two employees at George Campbell Technical High School, in Durban, have been temporarily suspended following unrest at the city centre school last week, when pupils protested against various issues, including racism.  

OakbayBusinessLive reports that staff at the Gupta-owned ANN7 and The New Age have been told that their jobs are safe following the announcement that Oakbay Investments is offloading its media interests.  

eskomSunday Times reports that cash-strapped Eskom is considering paying its employees a R150-million "winter challenge" bonus for avoiding power cuts, a move that has been slammed by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.  

healthcareCape Times reports that undergraduate medical students in Cape Town are at high risk of occupationally acquired TB, with an unmet need for comprehensive occupational health services and support.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92Weekend Argus reports that Metrorail commuters in Cape Town will have to put up with delayed and overcrowded trains for at least another two years before some sort of normality returns to the city's buckling rail transport system.  

mycitiWeekend Argus reports that nearly three months after announcing a grand plan involving free MyCiTi bus rides for Cape Town’s unemployed job seekers, the city has admitted that it still has no idea how it will work.  

amcu thumb medium80 81The Star writes that the Marikana community in North West is living in fear after two leaders linked to alleged union corruption were assassinated.  

retirementRosemary Hunter, former deputy registrar of pension funds, writes that the scale of unpaid amounts due to members of the public by retirement and other funds represents a national crisis.  

irrTimesLive reports that a dramatic increase in the number of unemployed people is quantified in the 2017 South Africa Survey‚ published by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) on Monday.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90City Press writes that the green blanket that one of the prominent striking mine workers wore shortly before the Marikana massacre five years ago is to be immortalised by Lonmin through a planned themed memorial park at Marikana.  

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that trade union Solidarity’s case of racial discrimination against former justice minister Jeff Radebe over his failure in 2014 to promote a magistrate to a senior magistrate will be heard in the High Court in Pretoria on Monday.