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.

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 6 August and Sunday, 7 August 2016

psaFin24 reports that the Public Servants Association of SA (PSA) has made a court application to contest the amendments made by the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) relating to retirement and resignation fund benefits.  

strike thumb medium85 85EWN reports that with the petrol strike in its second week, the South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) has assured motorists that it’s doing its best to ensure fuel petrol is delivered to stations around Gauteng.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 5 August 2016

sabcANA reports that axed SABC contributing editor Vuyo Mvoko’s application to get the public broadcaster to reinstate him was dismissed by the Johannesburg High Court on Friday.  

petrolpump thumb medium80 94Fin24 reports that the petrol wage strike is expected to continue indefinitely as an agreement could not be reached between unions and employers at a meeting held on Friday.  

news shutterstockIn our Friday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Thursday, 4 August 2016.

gavel thumb100 TimesLive reports that a man who murdered his company's human resources manager in an attempt to evade a disciplinary hearing has failed in his attempt to have a life sentence reduced.  

seifsaEngineering News reports that the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) says it is “extremely concerned” about persistently lower confidence and production levels, which could lead to possible further job losses in the metals and engineering sector.  

southafricalogoNews24 reports that SA’s new local government councillors will hit the ground running with intensive training and support measures in place for them.  

headgearMining Weekly reports that traditionally, women in the mining sector have occupied positions in support services such as administration and commercial and human resources.  However, more women globally are occupying technical positions – in mine engineering, mechanical engineering and metallurgy – says International Women in Mining (IWiM) director Barbara Dischinger.  

ABInBevBDLive reports that Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) on Thursday announced details of the 17-person top management team that will run the post-merger entity and it emerged that it will be clearing out all the top SABMiller executives.  

vavi1TMG Digital reports that, commenting on the local election results, former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said that Jesus has returned and was "spotted" in Nelson Mandela Bay metro on Thursday night.  

strike thumb medium85 85GroundUp reports that workers in the Eastern Cape at Aspen Pharmacare, the country’s largest generic pharmaceutical manufacturer, have been on a protected strike since last week.  Their main demand is a 10% increase, while Aspen is offering 7%.  

fedusa thumb medium80 85The Citizen reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) has urgently called on the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to intervene in the petrol workers’ wage strike.  

solidariteitEWN reports that trade union Solidarity says it will continue with its application to have two SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) news executives pay for legal bills incurred by four journalists in their battle to be reinstated at the broadcaster.  

sabcCape Times reports that suspended SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) contributing editor Vuyo Mvoko could know by Friday whether the SABC will reinstate him.  

ambulanceTimesLive reports that attacks on paramedics in metros such as Cape Town and Johannesburg are under the spotlight again.  

boardroomtableSABC News reports that employers in the petroleum sector have finally agreed to resume negotiations with the striking Chemical Energy Paper Printing Wood and Allied Workers’ Union (Ceppwawu).  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 4 August 2016

news shutterstockIn our Thursday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Tuesday, 2 August 2016.

iecBDLive reports that a flare-up of tension by staff led the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) to ask officials to leave the Gauteng electoral operation centre on Thursday morning.  But it was not expected to delay voting results in the province.  

newsThe Witness reports that Pietermaritzburg high court staff were on high alert on Tuesday for signs of illness after a prisoner collapsed in the cells from an allegedly infectious disease on Monday and later died in hospital.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Bloomberg reports that there are plans to reform how local communities manage and spend mining royalties after a corruption probe found that a $44 million fund bankrolled by Lonmin Plc had been exhausted.  

sabcNews24 reports that deputy minister of communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams told journalists on Wednesday that nobody must be victimised at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).  

ANN7Fin24 reports that Gupta-owned television news station ANN7 fired five more journalists on Tuesday.  They had taken part in protests and other demonstrations in solidarity with eight colleagues who were dismissed in June.  

sabcThe Star reports that axed SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) contributing editor Vuyo Mvoko is confident that he has a strong case against the public broadcaster and that it will have to reinstate him.  

eskomM&G reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is prepared to take its fight for the right to strike at power utility Eskom all the way to the Constitutional Court (ConCourt).  

NTUCFin24 reports that workers at the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) are prepared to drag on a five-week long strike for as long as it takes for their demands to be met.  

sabcThe Citizen reports that Solidarity confirmed on Sunday that it had received court-ordered affidavits from two SABC managers, Sebolelo Ditlhakanyane and Simon Tebele, explaining why they should not be held personally liable for the costs of four journalists whose sackings were set aside by the Labour Court last month.