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.

southafricalogoBusinessLive reports that the new disclosure framework of the Public Administration Management Act has resulted in an unprecedented increase in compliance with the stipulation that public servants declare their business interests.  

farming thumb medium80 84EWN reports that a farm manager has been hospitalised after he was injured during an apparent fight with workers from a farm outside Paarl over wages.  

numBusinessLive reports that Pan African Resources (PAR) will spend R54m laying off nearly 1,000 employees from its Evander Gold mine.  This comes after members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) gave the union’s "blessing" to agree to a plan, to save the mine.  

prasaTimesLive reports that the appointment of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA's (Prasa’s) interim board has been met with relief, with the SA Transport and Allied Workers' Union (Satawu) saying the announcement was what it had hoped for.  

eskomThe Citizen reports that talks aimed at mitigating potential job losses between Eskom, government and unions are continuing, according to the power utility.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 13 March 2017

nehawu80ANA reports that National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) members employed by the Department of Social Development (DSD) on Monday went on a full-blown strike across the country after negotiations over working conditions collapsed.  

sapsANA reports that Eastern Cape police management warned police officers on Sunday to ensure they did not get involved in criminal activity after another police constable was arrested for robbery in Uitenhage on Saturday.  

panafricanMining Weekly reports that Pan African Resources (PAR) is on track to bring its Evander shafts back into operation, 30% leaner in terms of its workforce and within the company’s 55-day safety-linked mining suspension timeline.  

southafricalogoNetwerk24 reports that government has not fulfilled its promise made nearly two years ago to build 12 new technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges because of delays with the tender process.  

eskomFin24 reports that rival unions are reaching out to each other to unite against Eskom’s decision to close five coal power stations within five years.  

newsThe Citizen reports that several construction workers have allegedly been killed and one badly injured in less than five months during the R2.2bn expansion of Fourways Mall, according to sources close to the situation.  

witsuniversityCity Press writes about Deliwe Mzobe, one of 1,500 workers set to benefit from a decision taken by Wits University to do away with private suppliers following a relentless campaign, initiated in 2015, by #FeesMustFall and #OutsourcingMustFall protesters.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Business Times reports that almost five years since the tragic events at Marikana that saw 34 mineworkers lose their lives in a strike over wages, Lonmin finds its future on the edge once more.  

vavi1City Press reports that the new trade union federation, spearheaded by leaders expelled from labour federation Cosatu, last week released lists of its signed-up members as well as potential future affiliates.  

ambulanceeNCA reports that a paramedic has died after being shot during a robbery at a Gauteng Emergency Medical Services (GEMS) base in Odi, Mabopane.  

chickensANA reports that the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) on Friday asked MPs to support a “trade war” with the European Union (EU) to help save the South African poultry industry from demise.  

eskomANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) on Sunday threatened industrial action over Eskom’s plans to close a number of power stations.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet from Friday, 10 March to Sunday, 12 March 2017

bathabiledlaminiNews24 reports that Cosatu has given the social development minister Bathabile Dlamini just over a week to resign, failing which the labour federation would lead a “massive protest in the country” to have her unseated.  

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gigaba2News24 reports that the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) is intent on bringing government employees doing business with the state to book.  

newsNews24 reports that a farmer allegedly shot and wounded a farm worker with a pellet gun in Letsitele, after allegedly mistaking him for a monkey, Limpopo police said on Thursday.  

uberTimesLive reports that Uber drivers gathered in Parktown North‚ Johannesburg‚ on Friday morning to protest what they called unsafe working conditions.  

house013News reports that Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza has committed to the building of 1,000 RDP houses for the Louisville mining community living near the Barberton Lily Mine in an effort to create opportunities for employment.  

vavi1TimesLive reports that former Cosatu leader Zwelinzima Vavi says the new workers' federation which he is involved in establishing will keep the government at arms' length.  

joburgcityEWN reports that a metro bus commuter has described to Eyewitness News how Metrobus drivers pocket money from passengers who pay with cash and don’t use the regular bus tag.  Since then an investigation into the pocketing of money by bus drivers has been launched.  

eskomHeraldLive reports that about 6,000 jobs could be lost if Eskom closes down its four ageing coal power stations, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has said.  

newsThe Mercury reports that the Department of Correctional Services has warned of a fresh scam where desperate job seekers are being fleeced out of hundreds or even thousands of rands by con artists promising them posts at prisons in exchange for the cash.  

solidariteitNews24 reports that according to trade union Solidarity, the SA government needed to "reassess its moral direction" after it was forced this week to revoke its intent to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC).