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.

popcruTimeslive reports that Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) members will be marching to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Friday.  

nehawu80SABC News reports that the National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) at the University Fort Hare in the Eastern Cape has revised its wage demand from 15% to 10%.  

newsNews24 reports that protesters set the Gugulethu Fire Station in Cape Town alight in the early hours of Thursday, forcing firefighters to vacate the premises.  

presidencyBusinessLive reports that there were 81 officers from the police’s Presidential Protection Unit (PPU) for every one of the 17 politicians it protected full-time in 2017-18.  

strike thumb medium85 85BusinessLive reports that as the country’s strike season intensifies, footwear workers became the latest sector on Wednesday to down tools over wage increases.  

newsANA reports that three security guards were hospitalised after a cash-in-transit (CIT) heist in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) on Wednesday afternoon.  

sapuEWN reports that the South African Policing Union (Sapu) believes there are further measures which can be implemented to curb cop killings.  

saa thumb medium95 76BusinessLive reports that Vuyani Jarana, CEO of SA Airways (SAA), has angered the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) by giving an undertaking to trade union Solidarity that the carrier would immediately start looking for a strategic equity partner in the private sector.  

neneBusinessLive reports that Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has dared unions at Eskom to table proposals when they meet with him on how the fiscus could foot the bill for wage increases.  

goldbarsMining Weekly reports that the focus of proceedings during the first day of wage negotiations between unions and gold producers on Wednesday was for the four unions to present and motivate their demands for consideration by the employers.  

gigaba2The Citizen reports that at a press conference to announce a series of upgrades to the Home Affairs system, Minister Malusi Gigaba let slip that his department was severely understaffed by roughly 8,000 people.  

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of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Wednesday, 11 July 2018.

newsNews24 reports that two firefighters were injured after a fire broke out at a building in car scrap yard in Roodepoort on Wednesday morning.  

protestTimeslive reports that KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) horse grooms are still in limbo as they wait to hear about their demanded salary increase.  

RichardsBayMineralsReuters reports that Richards Bay Minerals, which is run by Rio Tinto, has been closed since Friday due to violent community protests that saw a security guard killed earlier this week.  

strike thumb medium85 85SABC News reports that security guards at the Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in Mdantsane, Eastern Cape, have downed tools, citing poor working conditions and low wages.  

minerSABC News reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has demanding changes to mining legislation after yet another miner was killed, this time at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine in Carletonville.  

saceCity Press writes that the SA Council for Educators (Sace) is embroiled in yet another job-for-pals scandal.  

newsThe Citizen reports that a media statement was issued on Tuesday by Stanley Gaba, manager of communications in the Emfuleni Local Municipality, regarding the suspension of fire services in the municipality.  

sapsThe Star reports that a fatal shooting outside the closed Lily Mine in Barberton, Mpumalanga, has raised suspicion that illegal miners have invaded it.  

strike thumb medium85 85BusinessLive reports that Department of Labour’s annual strike analysis painted a grim picture on Tuesday of the country’s state of labour relations, with strikes having reached a high in 2017.  

strike thumb medium85 85Pretoria News reports that the shutdown due to strike action of the Tshwane Mail Centre has resulted in major consequences for mail delivery in and beyond the city.  

sassaEWN reports that wage negotiations between the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) and employees represented by the Public Servants Association (PSA) were expected to start on Wednesday.  

postoffice thumb100 The Citizen reports that a number of SA Post Office (Sapo) branches across the country were closed on Tuesday due to a strike, leaving hundreds of social grant recipients having to find other alternatives.  

fawuFin24 reports that the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) warned on Tuesday that illicit traders were a direct threat to thousands of jobs in several industries, including the tobacco industry.  

numBusinessLive reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says it is ready to face off with gold mining companies at negotiations starting on Wednesday.  

SaftuBusinessLive reports that the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) is alarmed by reports that five bus companies have applied to be exempted from complying with a recent wage agreement that ended a crippling bus strike.  

eskomBusinessLive reports that trade unions have requested a meeting with the public enterprises and finance ministers and Eskom's board to fast-track wage negotiations.  

pscBusinessLive reports that Parliament’s portfolio committee on public service and administration wants the government to take action against senior managers found to be contravening regulations by not declaring financial interests and extra income.  

Sibanye StillwaterSowetanLive reports that according to leading geophysicist Dr Musa Manzi, the geographical area where Sibanye-Stillwater has been mining might be the reason the gold producer has had the highest number of fatalities in the country.