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.

houseGreg Nicolson writes that a showdown looms in Marikana as government might begin evicting those who have occupied new houses on land donated by platinum producer Lonmin.  

healthcareHealth E-News reports that a week after workers at the Manapo Hospital in Phuthaditjhaba, in QwaQwa in the Free State, began their strike, health workers at other hospitals joined the action.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 17 September and Sunday, 18 September 2016

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 16 September 2016

headgearSungula Nkabinde reports that, barring a few exceptions, submissions from government departments at the national hearing on the socio-economic challenges facing mining-affected communities left a lot to be desired.  

newsBDLive reports that according to a new survey released on Thursday, record numbers of employees are staying in their jobs rather than looking for new ones amid concern about weak economic growth.  

easterncape thumb100 DispatchLive reports that Eastern Cape provincial traffic officers have stopped overtime duties following a long-running dispute with the department of transport over outstanding payments.  

numANA writes that on 16 September 1986, 177 mineworkers were killed at Kinross Mine in one of South Africa’s worst mine disasters.  

telkom thumb100 ITWeb reports that most of the striking Communication Workers Union (CWU) members at Telkom returned to work this week after a month-long strike was suspended last Friday, but no deal has yet been reached between the parties.  

saa thumb medium95 76The Citizen reports that besieged SA Airways (SAA) board chairperson Dudu Myeni has received backing from the unexpected quarter of City of Johannesburg councillor Leanne Williams.  

newsThe Citizen reports that the mineworkers allegedly owed R28 million by a company owned by former Northern Cape premier Manne Dipico have been forced to sleep on the streets of Tshwane.  

numsaBusiness Report writes that workers in the new tyre-manufacturing sector appear to be heading towards going on strike.  

parliamentBDLive reports that the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) on Thursday called an end to its strike at Parliament following discussions with management facilitated by the CCMA.  

nehawu80TimesLive reports that a strike scheduled for Thursday by the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) at Durban’s Dube TradePort was called off.  

nelsonmandelabayHeraldLive reports that striking Nelson Mandela Bay municipal refuse workers and their bosses have reached a compromise, with the city agreeing to pay a year’s once-off payout that could cost millions of rands.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 15 September 2016

news shutterstockIn our Thursday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Wednesday, 14 September 2016.

newsANA reports that the chairperson of the Zimbabwean Community in South Africa, Ngqabutho Mabhena, criticised the SA government for calling off the rescue operation at a disused Langlaagte shaft, saying it was arrogant.  

concourtBizNews reports that according to Odette Geldenhuys of law firm Webber Wentzel, the Constitutional Court’s judgment to change the management of emoluments attachment orders (EAOs), also known as garnishee orders, is a “100% win” for indebted people in SA.  

ambulanceCape Times reports that community policing forums (CPF) will escort Cape Town emergency personnel into crime hot spots after 70 attacks on them over the past year.  

mosebenzizwaneTMG Digital reports that trade union federation Cosatu took aim at Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane on Wednesday, accusing him of "nationalistic attitudes" towards mine workers trapped in a Langlaagte shaft.  

newsDiamond Fields Advertiser reports that Kimberley’s new diamond rush took another dramatic turn on Tuesday with more illegal miners moving into the Cassandra residential area in their search for stones.  

marikanacommission thumb100 SABC News reports that struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela says she plans to lead a campaign to assist the widows and orphans who lost family members during the 2012 Marikana killings.  

United NationsNetwerk24 writes that it was reported by Dr Dirk Hermann, chief executive of trade union Solidarity, on Wednesday that the South African government will have to give feedback to the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) about the impact of affirmative action in South Africa.  

kznlogo thumb100 ANA reports that KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) premier Willies Mchunu said on Wednesday that government’s programmes to improve the lives of the province’s poor were not faulty, but the issue was the implementation.  

strike thumb medium85 85News24 reports that the Treatment Action Campaign and Section27 have called on President Jacob Zuma to intervene in Free State where a hospital strike over overtime pay at one hospital has led to overcrowding at various surrounding hospitals.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that a doctor who is alleged to have defrauded the Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund of almost R400,000, pleaded not guilty in the Pretoria Magistrate’s court on Wednesday.  

protestThe Citizen reports that while more than 250 employees of a manganese mine in the Northern Cape have not been paid their salaries for the past five months, the mine’s owner is earning millions.  

nelsonmandelabayHeraldLive reports that the municipal refuse workers’ strike in Nelson Mandela Bay intensified on Wednesday as angry staff toppled over dustbins and damaged public infrastructure in Port Elizabeth’s CBD.  

er24ANA reports that a man was serious injured after a wall he was demolishing with a sledgehammer fell on his legs on Wednesday in Newlands, Johannesburg.