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 Thursday, 6 April 2017

news shutterstockIn our Thursday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Wednesday, 5 April 2017.

ehrenreichNews24 reports that trade union federation Cosatu in the Western Cape has accused companies of double standards for giving their employees time off to protest against President Jacob Zuma.  

protestTMG Digital/The Times writes that if you're planning to march in a planned national shutdown on Friday‚ get it cleared with your boss.  

handcuffsTimesLive reports that a bogus doctor operating in a shack in Brits in the North West Province has been arrested for illegally treating patients and dispensing medication and medical certificates.  

protestNews24 reports that several marches and events, mainly in reaction to President Jacob Zuma's Cabinet reshuffle, are expected to take place nationwide on Thursday and Friday.  

durbanTimesLive reports that, in an apparent backtrack‚ Durban mayor Zandile Gumede has said that “no one will be arrested or intimidated” for taking part in planned marches in the city on Friday – provided that protesters have permission.  

sandu1TMG Digital/The Times reports that the SA National Defence Union (Sandu) is contemplating criminally charging Deputy Defence Minister Kebby Maphatsoe.  

cosatuANA reports that trade union federation Cosatu, which has called on President Jacob Zuma to quit, warned its members on Thursday not to join the anti-Zuma march to the Union Buildings organised by Save SA  

sarsMoneyweb writes that the lack of adequate public transport has forced many companies to provide transport services to their employees – either free or for less than the actual cost of getting them to and back from work.  

ccciCape Times reports that a survey conducted by the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) has found that more than 60% of Cape Town’s businesses are in favour of shutting so their workers can attend Friday’s march to Parliament.  

SANParksCaxton News Service reports that SANParks is investigating the elephant attack last week in which an employee was killed and another injured, while an inquest into the incident has been opened.  

protestANA reports that civil society organisations on Wednesday said they have pleaded with companies not to penalise employees who decided to join one of the marches on Friday calling for the removal of President Jacob Zuma.  

harmonyMining Weekly reports that after six days of industrial action at the Kusasalethu gold mine, near Carletonville, striking workers have returned to work, Harmony Gold said on Thursday.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 5 April 2017

news shutterstockIn our Wednesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Tuesday, 4 April 2017.

numsaeNCA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has weighed in on last week’s Cabinet reshuffle, which it believes is the result of a clash between white and black capitalist classes.  

zumaNews24 reports that Cosatu general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali said on Tuesday that President Jacob Zuma was not indispensable.  

SanefANA reports that the South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) on Tuesday urged ANN7 journalists who were threatened while doing their jobs to report such incidents to the police.  

fedusa thumb medium80 85City Press reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) has joined the growing number of individuals, organisations and unions calling for the resignation of President Jacob Zuma following his controversial Cabinet reshuffle.  

protestPretoria News reports that some of the universities in Tshwane are facing uncertain times yet again, with outsourced workers reigniting a struggle over insourcing that started back in 2015.  

zumaANA reports that the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) on Tuesday said it would step up its campaign to get President Jacob Zuma out of high office through legal action, a mass mobilisation campaign, formation of a national crisis committee and strike action.  

handshake thumb medium90 90GroundUp reports that a five-week strike by workers who produce baked goods for Pick n Pay appeared to have come to an end on Monday.  

gavel thumb100 The New Age reports that five men who were arrested for running a catering business for illegal miners, underground, have been remanded in custody.  

MilitaryOmbudNews24 reports that the Military Ombud, Lieutenant General Themba Matanzima, on Tuesday announced the appointment from 1 April 2017 of the Deputy Military Ombud, Rendani Masutha.  

newsBusiness Report writes that Isando-based Girlock Brakes SA has launched a retrenchment programme based on its operational requirements.  This comes after the reduction by 95% of a Volkswagen (VW) SA contract for the production of rear brakes.  

graduate thumb100 BusinessLive writes that the largest demographic in the country, namely African women, is significantly under-represented among science graduates at some of SA’s top higher education institutions.  

cosatuTimesLive reports that President Jacob Zuma called S’dumo Dlamini, president of Cosatu, on Tuesday morning to discuss the trade union federation’s call for him to step down.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 4 April 2017

news shutterstockIn our Tuesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Monday, 3 April 2017.