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.

uasa thumb medium70 84TMG Digital reports that the United Association of SA (Uasa) says that employers can expect workers to “demand higher wages to enable them to cover their expenses and take care of their families” as a result of Wednesday’s 7.5% petrol price hike.  

pikitupANA reports that striking workers at Johannesburg waste management company Pikitup on Monday afternoon stoned a municipal truck that was collecting refuse in the city.  

solidariteitANA reports that reports that trade union Solidarity on Monday called on liquidators of the failed mining company Aurora to investigate Khulubuse Zuma after his name was mentioned in the so-called Panama Papers.  

graduate thumb100 TimesLive writes that no matter what you studied or how well you did in your course, if you are black you have less chance of finding a job after graduating from Rhodes University.  

implatsSowetanLive reports that members of the public order policing unit were deployed to Burgersfort in Limpopo after community members attacked Impala Platinum’s Marula mine on Sunday evening.  

strike thumb medium85 85Sowetan reports that over 200 workers from a maize milling company in Delareyville, North West, are now jobless after a three-week strike for better pay.  

VantageGoldfieldsSowetanLive writes that two months after three miners were swallowed up by a sinkhole at Lily Mine in Mpumalanga‚ the mining house is trying to design a plan to not only recover their bodies‚ but also restart operations.  

samwu thumb medium80 78The Citizen reports that Pikitup employees who have been on strike for five weeks, are prepared to sacrifice their salaries for months by remaining on strike, the SA Municipal Workers’ Union’s (Samwu’s) Paul Tlhabang said on Monday.  

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

news shutterstockIn our Monday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Friday, 1 April 2016.

goldfieldsBloomberg reports that Nick Holland was the top-paid CEO of SA’s four biggest gold producers even as Gold Fields fell last year and had a lower market value than AngloGold Ashanti.  

sidumodlaminiThe New Age reports that Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini has slammed EFF leader Julius Malema, accusing him of a cloak-and-dagger operation to “divide” the ANC ahead of the party’s extended national working committee (NWC) meeting on Monday.  

newsTGM Digital reports that the so-called ‘Panama papers’ have uncovered how a law firm abroad was used to protect people involved in the Fidential fraud, which was one of SA’s biggest white collar scandals.  

tshwane thumb100 Sowetan reports that being paid just R411,48 as their March salaries marked the final straw for bricklayers building the City of Tshwane’s new R2-billion headquarters.  

gavel thumb100 SowetanLive reports that the Grahamstown High Court has ruled that Ikwezi municipality is vicariously liable for damages caused to a former employee who was sexually assaulted by corporate services manager Xola Jack.  

joburgcityANA reports that the City of Johannesburg on Friday said it was worried about the health and environmental impact of the ongoing strike at waste management entity Pikitup after a rodent tested positive for dormant Plague.  

sandf thumb medium90 89eNCA reports that the Chief of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), General Solly Shoke, has raised concerns about the statement issued by the SA National Defence Union (Sandu).  

joburgcitySunday Times reports that Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau has warned that the city will be crippled financially if it agrees to raise the salaries of striking Pikitup workers.  

VantageGoldfieldsSunday Independent writes that Sunday marked the 57th day since three mineworkers were trapped beneath the ground when a container used as a lamp room was buried after a rock fall at Vantage Goldfields’ Lily Mine in Mpumalanga.  

amcu thumb medium80 81BDLive reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) will serve a notice to strike at Sibanye Gold headquarters on Monday.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 2 April and Sunday, 3 April 2016

dipuopetersNews24 reports that Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on Saturday condemned the killing by a commuter of a bus driver in KwaZulu-Natal.  

sandu1News24 reports that the SA National Defence Union (Sandu) has called for lawful means to remove President Jacob Zuma from office as it believes he is no longer fit to be the commander-in-chief of the defence force.  

northwestuniversityEWN reports that the North West University says although it has to embark on a restructuring programme that will eventually see a number of job losses, it will try everything possible to avoid job cuts.  

protestNetwerk24 reports that labour federation Cosatu will be staging pickets and demonstrations at three toll gates in Mpumalanga against toll fees that were increased on 1 March.  

samwu thumb medium80 78EWN reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) has distanced itself from violent action which resulted in the Soweto house of Joburg’s mayoral committee member (MMC) for environment and infrastructure services, being petrol bombed.  

cosatuSABC News reports that trade union federation Cosatu has accepted President Jacob Zuma's public apology on the Nkandla matter.  

newsCaxton News Service reports that a microlight aircraft pilot, who was spraying crops in the Glendale area of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), died when the plane hit a power line and crashed to the ground early on Friday.  

newsSABC News reported on Friday that an arson incident and violence at Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) at Ulundi in northern KwaZulu-Natal has resulted in the suspension of operations and a loss of millions of rands for the company.  

pikitupEWN reports that Pikitup workers have accused management of the waste management agency of using delaying tactics and say the City of Johannesburg is not willing to resolve their industrial action.