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.

metrorail thumb medium90 92ANA reports that Metrorail’s train service running between Pretoria and Johannesburg was disrupted on Wednesday due to overhead catenary wires being cut and stolen at Irene from both the up and down lines.  

gavel thumb100 Timeslive reports that the two teenagers who assaulted a 61-year-old man behind the wheel of a moving bus say they carried out the attack because they had been left behind at a previous bus stop.  

neneEWN reports that Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has revealed that more than half the country’s municipal managers and chief financial officers (CFOs) do not have the minimum competency levels to do their jobs.  

CapeTownlogoANA reports that four firefighters were injured after a gas cylinder exploded in a container at an education building in Belhar in the early hours of Wednesday morning.  

Stats SAReuters reports that SA’s headline consumer inflation slowed unexpectedly in August, data from Statistics SA showed on Wednesday.  

sasolFin24 reports that Solidarity and Sasol were unable to reach an agreement at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) on Wednesday, the union said in a statement.  

transnetlogo thumb100 The Citizen reports that ousted Transnet director Seth Radebe’s bid to be reinstated and have the current Transnet Board dissolved has been dismissed by the High Court in Pretoria.  

NomvulaMokonyaneBusinessLive writes that the looming retrenchments at the cash-strapped SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) have set communications minister Nomvula Mokonyane and the board of the public broadcaster on a collision course.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Tuesday, 18 September 2018.

newsSowetanLive reports that illegal miners – better known as zama -zamas – had to blast open a rock that had crushed their colleagues to death in a disused mine shaft near Angelo informal settlement in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni.  

cosatuThe Citizen reports that, for the first time in its history, Cosatu will now have a female president after Zingiswa Losi was nominated unopposed.  

anglogoldashantiBusinessLive reports that AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) was the first major gold producer to sign a three-year wage agreement with three unions, staving off the potential strike looming over three other gold producers.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90BusinessLive reports that Sibanye-Stillwater’s all-share bid for world number three platinum miner Lonmin cleared an important hurdle on Monday.  The Competition Commission (CC) recommended the transaction with conditions, particularly on job losses and procurement deals.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92The Star reports that the fatal stabbing of a teacher by a pupil in North West has sparked all-too-familiar fears for KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) teachers.  

cosatuBusinessLive reports that the debt accumulated by Cosatu affiliates in unpaid subscriptions accounted for 41% of the federation’s expected total income in 2017 at over R45m.  

LibertyBusiness Report writes that discontent is brewing at listed financial services company Liberty Holdings, with employees raising fears that their jobs could be on the line if the group implements its “revised organisational design” announced in July.  

tshwane thumb100 News24 reports that officials of the Department of Justice and Correctional Services were expected to return to work on Tuesday as the Poyntons Building had been given the green light to resume occupation.  

southafricalogoReuters reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday there would be no mass layoffs of public sector workers as his government considers various ways to pull the economy out of a recession.  

samwu thumb medium80 78The Citizen reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) indicated on Monday that it would not be participating in Cosatu’s 13th national congress being held this week.  

ramaphosaBusinessLive reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa indicated on Monday that he has implored the business community to implement a moratorium on job cuts resulting from the dire economic conditions in the country.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Monday, 17 September 2018.

employment thumb100 Business Report writes that Vivian Reddy, the developer of the R4.3 billion Oceans Development in Umhlanga, has invested R500m in the new KwaDukuza Mall, which is set to open on 27 September 2018.  

FronemanBusiness Report writes that outspoken Sibanye-Stillwater chief executive Neal Froneman insists the gold mining industry won't be bullied into signing a wage settlement with the unions this week.  

sasolFin24 reports that the National Bargaining Council for the Chemical Industry (NBCCI) has withdrawn Sasol's variation licence - for employees to work overtime - due to health and safety concerns.  

anglogoldashantiReuters reports that three trade unions have signed a three-year wage deal with AngloGold Ashanti (AGA), potentially inching the gold mining industry closer to ending a standoff over pay.  

protestFin24 reports that trade union Solidarity says it has again applied for permission to embark on a one-day sympathy strike in protest against a black economic empowerment share scheme impacting some of its members at Sasol.  

newsBusiness Report writes that 80% of SA’s workforce believes the current job market is tougher than it was 10 years ago and just over 20% of workers believe their current skills will keep them employed over the next decade.  

cosatuBusinessLive reports that Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) affiliates, which represent more than 800,000 civil servants, want to find ways to build caring and empathic state institutions to combat poor service delivery and a lack of efficiency in the public service.  

eskomBusinessLive reports that power utility Eskom is set to miss yet another of its self-imposed deadlines to finalise the appointment of its sixth finance director in five years.  

cosatuNews24 reports that the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) is likely to elect its first female president - Zingiswa Losi - as it meets for its 13th national congress this week.