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.

newsNews24 reports that volunteers have joined in the search for eight missing fishermen in the vicinity of Cape St Francis after the search area was extended on day four of the recovery efforts.  

numsaBusinessLive reports that a well-known analyst said on Tuesday that a strike in the metal and engineering sector would harm the weakened economy and further delay the construction of the Medupi, Kusile and Ingqurha power stations.  

pscBusinessLive reports that the Public Service Commission (PSC) on Tuesday expressed concern at the latest spate of departures and suspensions of directors-general and heads of departments, warning that the trend has a "destabilising effect on government".  

healthcareDaily News reports that the critical shortage of urologists and out-of-order equipment to examine patients at state hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) has been brought to the fore after a Durban pensioner was given an appointment to see a doctor in 2021.  

NTUCANA reports that the strike at the National Zoological Gardens (NZG) of SA in Pretoria, which started earlier this month, has come to an end after management and employees affiliated to the National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) reached an agreement.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 18 July 2017.

numsaANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) on Tuesday slammed "intransigent" employers in the metal and engineering sector and warned of a "total shutdown" in the industry.  

sapuNews24 reports that the SA Police Service (SAPS) has said that 10111 emergency call centres will operate as normal on Wednesday when an estimated 5,000 call centre operators go on strike.  

southafricalogoNews24 reports that Themba Godi, chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa), said on Monday afternoon that SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) CEO Thokozani Magwaza had been forced to resign following irreconcilable differences with Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.  

solidariteitEngineering News reports that trade union Solidarity on Monday said the impending strike in the steel industry would have a negative impact, both on the domestic steel industry, the country’s economy and job opportunities in the sector.  

earningsMyBroadband reports that its 2017 South African IT Salary Survey took place in July, with its results providing an accurate reflection of how much IT professionals and executives earn.  

samwu thumb medium80 78SABC News reports that the illegal strike by members of the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) in the indebted Thabazimbi Municipality in Limpopo continues unabated.  

sabcEWN reports that Hlaudi Motsoeneng's lawyer, Zola Majavu, says his client is still challenging his dismissal as SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer.  

newsCape Times reports that an extensive sea, air and shoreline search for eight fishermen entered the second day on Monday after their vessel capsized off Cape St Francis in the Eastern Cape on Sunday.  

SANParksMaroela Media reports that the management of SANParks indicated on Monday that all of its employees who were supposedly going to commence a strike reported for work.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 17 July 2017.

eskomNews24 reports that state-owned power utility Eskom on Sunday lashed out at weekend media reports that it was "broke", saying it was confident it could keep operating.  

meibcCity Press writes that some employer groups in the metals and engineering sectors think they have an iron-clad bargaining chip to get unions to sign up for an almost unprecedented lowering of prescribed entry-level wages.  

sabcCity Press reports that an SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) internal document details how the public broadcaster offered Tokiso Dispute Settlement R5,000 for each guilty verdict delivered in disciplinary cases against 138 SABC employees accused of medical aid fraud.  

eskomANA reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) on Sunday urged Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown to stop bonus payments to “ineffective” Eskom executives.  

SaftuSABC News reports that Zwelinzima Vavi, general secretary of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu), says the federation is on track to subscribe a million members by December.  

solidariteitEngineering News reports that Solidarity has requested that industry players, government and power utility Eskom convene a solution-seeking roundtable to discuss winter’s high power rates and the negative impact they have on the steel and chrome industry.  

concourtCity Press reports that labour brokers will have at least another year’s grace before the contentious “deeming” provision, which was introduced into labour law at the beginning of 2015, potentially shuts down a large part of their industry.  

nsriNews24 reports that the search for eight missing fisherman resumed at first light on Monday in the Cape St Francis vicinity after a full day extensive sea, air and shoreline search yielded no results.  

sabcThe Times reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC’s) interim board is on a mission to claw back millions of rands paid to disgraced former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet from Friday, 14 July to Sunday, 16 July 2017.

cosatuBusinessLive reports that Cosatu is incensed about the further delay in the implementation of amendments to the Unemployment Insurance Act, caused by two typing mistakes in the version signed by President Jacob Zuma in January.  

southafricalogoEWN reports that the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has apologised for the closure of its offices today (15 July) as negotiations over Saturday shifts continue with its employees.  

numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Friday that it was "shocked" and "disappointed" by the temporary suspension of the controversial new Mining Charter pending the outcome of the Chamber of Mine’s urgent interdict application.  

comBusinessLive reports that the government has backtracked on the immediate implementation of the contentious new Mining Charter, a move welcomed by the Chamber of Mines on Friday.