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.

auroraAfter six years of legal wrangling, the liquidators of Pamodzi Gold mines and Aurora Empowerment Systems have finally seen cash as Khulubuse Zuma, Jacob Zuma's nephew, reached a settlement to pay R23 million.  

strike thumb medium85 85News24 reports that the White River Saw Mill in Mpumalanga on Wednesday denied claims that it had offered employees a 78c wage increase.  

cwu thumb medium90 95The New Age reports that the Communication Workers Union (CWU) on Wednesday described its meeting with Telkom over its five week long strike as an “academic exercise”.  

MidvaalTimesLive reports that the Midvaal municipality has taken a decision to suspend its employees who were involved in an illegal strike before the August local government elections and to take disciplinary action against them.  

earningsBDLive reports that a panel tasked with investigating and developing a national minimum wage will give Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa a report on its findings in late October.  

sasolMineweb reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) will March to Sasol’s head office in Rosebank on Thursday to hand over a memorandum of demands for better wages.  

vavi1Business Report writes that axed Cosatu boss Zwelinzima Vavi believes the sacking of 228 SA Post Office (Sapo) workers affiliated to the Influential Information and Communication Union of SA (IICUOSA) is linked to workers not belonging to a Cosatu union.  

satawu thumb medium90 101Netwerk24 reports that the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) must cough up R103,885 due to damage caused by its striking members to Manzi Monate’s recreational facilities in Pretoria.  

auroraBDLive reports that the North Gauteng High Court has ordered that sequestration proceedings begin against the former directors of Aurora Empowerment systems for mismanagement of Pamodzi Gold mines.  

tshwane thumb100 BDLive reports that about 150 former Tshwane municipal employees whose services were outsourced to private companies began gathering in Marabastad on Wednesday.  

amcu thumb medium80 81The New Age reports that Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) president Joseph Mathunjwa said on Tuesday in relation platinum negotiations that prospects for industrial action were par for the course during wage talks.  

parliamentThe New Age reports that parliamentary workers who are members of the National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) are threatening to down tools on Thursday if disciplinary action against six of their colleagues is not halted.  

cosatuANA reports that labour federation Cosatu has requested the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to investigate the disaster in February at the Lily Gold Mine, in Barberton, in which three mineworkers died.  

postoffice thumb100 Business Report writes that axed SA Post Office (Sapo) workers are hopeful the Minister of Telecommunications, Siyabonga Gcwele, will intervene after 288 workers were dismissed in June after going on strike for three days.  

uasa thumb medium70 84Business Reports writes that the United Association of SA (Uasa) has warned that SA’s economic growth could be neutralised because of the Hawks’ probe into Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.  

strike thumb medium85 85News24 reports that about 500 workers at the White River Saw Mill in Mpumalanga have gone on strike after they were allegedly offered a 78c wage increase.  

gautrainBusiness Report writes that the United National Transport Union (UNTU) has been granted a strike certificate which could see its members down tools if its wage demands are not met by Gautrain operator, the Bombela Operating Company.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 6 September 2016

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implatsheadgear smlSungula Nkabinde writes that it’s difficult to quantify the impact of politics on SA mining, but it’s bad, particularly because of the chronic uncertainty.  Moreover, there are few times in the history of South Africa that its economy has been at the mercy of its politics as it is now.  

sandf thumb medium90 89EWN reports that twenty-seven employees have been suspended at the SA Army Support Base in Polokwane, Limpopo, following allegations of widespread fraud.  

newsNews24 reports that the Nquthu teacher who allegedly filmed himself having sex with his pupils will undergo an HIV test, the KwaZulu-Natal education department said on Monday.  

mosebenzizwaneIOL News reports that labour federation Cosatu has called on President Jacob Zuma to discipline the Mineral Resources Minister, Mosebenzi Zwane.  

VantageGoldfieldsSungula Nkabinde writes that nearly seven months on, the collapse of Vantage Goldfields’ Lily Mine is slowly becoming a forgotten story.  

NTUCFin24 reports that the National Trade Union Congress of SA (NTUC) claims that a new labour federation under the leadership of Zwelinzima Vavi would be simply a “copy and paste” of its position.  

ambulanceCape Argus reports that Western Cape (WC) paramedics are planning a protest march after more than 60 of them have come under attack when responding to calls.  

southafricalogoBDLive reports that the Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund, by its own admission, spent R1bn irregularly last year.  

parliamentBDLive reports that the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has ruled that Parliament should pay researchers salary increases, which are four years overdue, retrospectively.  

RichardsBayMineralsBusiness Report writes that Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) said there was no link between recent community unrest and the killings in the area of two youths and a company executive.  

limpopo thumb100 BDLive reports that the Limpopo provincial government might soon review the stringent controls on its payroll, allowing the various departments to take charge of their recruitment requirements.