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.

numMining Weekly reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has served diversified miner Exxaro Resources with a notice to embark on a protected strike at the Grootegeluk mine, in Lephalale, Limpopo, and at the Leeuwpan mine, in Delmas, Mpumalanga.  

numsaANA reports that members of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) have downed tools at Mpact Plastics in Pinetown in Durban in protest against unequal wages and employee benefits.  

santacoBusiness Report writes that the planned taxi industry protests that were scheduled to take place on Wednesday, targeting vehicle manufacturer Beijing Automotive Works, a subsidiary of Beijing Automobile Industry in China, Sasol in Secunda and the Fourways Mall have been postponed.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Reuters reports that Lonmin indicated on Tuesday that the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) had told the platinum miner that it has failed to meet some of its social and labour plan obligations, but Lonmin added that it did not think its operating licence was in jeopardy.  

saceEWN reports that the SA Council for Educators (SACE) says it is pushing to have the names of teachers who have been struck off the roll to be made public.  

atmBloomberg reports that Vikram Pandit, who ran Citigroup Inc. during the financial crisis, says developments in technology could see some 30% of banking jobs disappearing in the next five years.  

parliamenteNCA reports that members of parliament's portfolio committee on mineral resources will on Wednesday visit Harmony Gold's Kusasalethu Mine near Carletonville.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Reuters reports that a senior official of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) was shot dead outside an Impala Platinum (Implats) mine on Tuesday morning in the Rustenburg area.  

blsa thumb medium70 98Colin Coleman, Partner MD at Goldman Sachs International and a Board Member of Business Leadership SA (BLSA), writes that last month business made its voice heard with a clear and simple message, namely ‘Business Believes in South Africa’.  

employment thumb100 Engineering News reports that Lyndy van den Barselaar, MD of ManpowerGroup SA, says local employers report modest hiring intentions for the fourth quarter of the year.  

Netcare911The Mercury reports that a Durban man sustained serious injuries after a falling steel pipe struck him on Sunday afternoon.  

numsaReuters reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has demanded that Glencore raise coal mining wages by 15% across the board, the union said on Tuesday.  

Stats SABusinessTech writes that with South Africa’s unemployment rate at 14-year highs, Statistics SA data show which provinces and metros are weathering the storm.  

Joe MaswanganyiEWN reports that Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi has warned e-hailing service partners and also metered taxi drivers that government would not tolerate lawlessness.  

er24Caxton News Services reports that a man, believed to be 57-years-old, is in a critical condition after sustaining a serious wound to his stomach.  

transnetlogo thumb100 Business Report writes that state-owned rail, port and pipeline company Transnet on Monday said that it was not contemplating any forced retrenchments.  

BLFANA reports that Andile Mngxitama's Black First Land First (BLF) movement on Monday marched to the headquarters of FNB in a bid to petition the bank to reinstate four employees who were dismissed for discussing politics in their work social media and professional email platforms.  

northwestprovinceThe North West province would focus its attention on the existing Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP) in efforts to root out unemployment among youth, Premier Supra Mahumapelo has advised.  

kznuniversityDaily News reports that Dr Albert van Jaarsveld, vice-chancellor of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), has indicated that investigations into an admissions scam were still underway.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Business Report writes that the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) has ordered Lonmin to rectify non-compliance after an audit revealed that the miner had failed to meet its Social and Labour Plan (SLP) commitments between 2014 and 2017.  

mildredoliphantBusinessLive reports that Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says mining companies are not making use of the government’s training layoff scheme, which has a fund of more than R2bn to up-skill retrenched workers.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 11 September 2017.

samwu thumb medium80 78BusinessLive reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) says it supports the motion of no confidence in Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba that was tabled by the ANC Johannesburg region on Wednesday.  

tshwane thumb100 News24 reports that the City of Tshwane's rubbish trucks are going to get their own police escorts to safeguard them during a contractor dispute.  

popcruThe Citizen reports that former acting national police commissioner Lieutenant-General Kgomotso Phahlane on Friday appeared in the High Court in Pretoria to oppose an application of leave to appeal brought by the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) and four of its members.  

nedlacCity Press reports that the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) is gearing up for a battle to get into the National Economic, Development and Labour Council (Nelac), the statutory body set up to facilitate negotiations on economic and labour policy between business, government, labour and communities.  

newsBusinessTech reports that advisory firm Deloitte recently released its Best Companies Survey, analysing the things South African companies are getting right – and also wrong – in their handling of employees.  

sabcSaturday Star reports that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng faces a R3 million lawsuit from the unions who represented the so-called SABC 8 journalists, but he has vowed to fight them “until the end”.  

southafricalogoANA reports that Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize on Friday announced terms and conditions of the new four-year nonrenewable permit regime for close to 200,000 Zimbabweans based in SA.  

chickensANA reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Sunday that agriculture minister Senzeni Zokwana needed to explain what his department was doing to ensure that jobs were saved, and what bird flu containment measures were in place in the poultry industry.