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.

ambulanceTMG Digital reports that paramedics were threatened with a knife‚ stripped of their personal belongings and one of them stabbed with a broken bottle by robbers as they loaded a patient into an ambulance in Cape Town.  

kznlogo thumb100 Daily News reports that policing is being stepped up at four public hospitals in Durban in the wake of violence linked to a labour outsourcing strike.  

solidariteitANA writes that the battle lines were drawn on Monday night, when, according to trade union Solidarity, the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) dismissed four journalists with immediate effect and without disciplinary hearings.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 18 July 2016

news shutterstockIn our Monday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Friday, 15 July 2016.

sactwuFin24 reports that the Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (Sactwu) has settled its 2016 wage negotiations for the Woven Cotton Textile Sector.  

sapsThe Mercury reports that an SA Police Service (SAPS) clerk who was sexually assaulted by a colleague while at work is suing the minister of police for R400 000.  

parliamentBDLive reports that the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) has upped the stakes in its members’ impasse with the Secretary of Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana by resolving to call on Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to investigate him.  

nursing thumb medium90 93The Star reports that nurses have been hailed as the heart of the success of the antiretroviral treatment roll-out in South Africa, which has led to lives being saved.  

concourtCape Times writes that Friday’s Constitutional Court ruling that seven Department of Correctional Services (DCS) employees be promoted and remunerated retrospectively has vindicated those involved.  

gautengSaturday Star reports that the Gauteng Department of Health has only partially met a deadline to pay protesting community health workers.  While some workers said payments had been made, many more said there had been hiccups.  

earningsBusiness Report writes that new research on a national minimum wage (NMW) shows that more than 85% of economic sectors would see positive employment impacts, with minimal job losses elsewhere.  

protestThe Citizen reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) was expected to meet officials at the Midvaal local municipality on Monday following days of violent protest by disgruntled employees.  

numsaeNCA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) is expected to picket outside Eskom's head office in Johannesburg on Monday.  

sabcBDLive reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Sunday said it would not abide by last week’s ruling of the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) to lift its ban on broadcasting footage of violent protests.  

graduate thumb100 The New Age reports that universities in South Africa are facing serious cash crunches and, unless the government dramatically increases funding of tertiary institutions, many will be forced to implement cost-cutting measures.  

farming thumb medium80 84TimesLive reports that farmworkers in Limpopo are having their contracts of employment drawn out in comic form so that they can understand them.  

mosebenzizwaneBusiness Report writes that Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has visited Sibanye Gold to raise his concerns about increasing fatalities in the mining industry.  

numBusiness Report writes that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will today (Monday) refer its pay increase dispute with Eskom to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).  

sapsSunday Tribune reports that fed-up members of Durban’s Public Order Policing (Pop) Unit have decided to embark on a go-slow from Monday.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 16 July and Sunday, 17 July 2016

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

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90EWN report that Lonmin Platinum says it will have the country’s economic realities in mind when it starts wage talks with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) next week.  

earningsBDLive reports that executive directors awarded themselves considerably more than inflation-linked increases in pay during 2015, even as they called on workers to be responsible in their wage demands.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92Cape Argus reports that Western Cape trains are set to become a lot safer within the next decade as a multibillion-rand national roll-out plan will see the rail infrastructure modernised and security systems upgraded.  

solidariteitBusiness Report writes that trade union Solidarity has won its Constitutional Court appeal against the employment equity plan of the Department of Correctional Services (DCS).  

uberCape Argus reports that 15 metered-taxi drivers were arrested on Thursday after participating in a protest in Cape Town against the Uber taxi service.  The drivers called the Uber taxis “illegal” and demanded that Transport MEC Donald Grant should remove them.  

earningsMoneyweb reports that the King IV report on corporate governance will introduce the idea that executive pay should be “fair and responsible” in the context of overall employee pay.  

southafricalogoTimesLive reports that scaffolding supplier Form-Scaff is to argue that Murray & Roberts (M&R) did not properly erect the scaffolding supporting the temporary Sandton bridge that collapsed on the M1 highway in October last year.  

MassmartTMG Digital reports that Massmart has distanced itself from job seekers who wait outside its stores and offer their services to contractors and do-it-yourself homeowners.