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.

protestIOL News reports that Gauteng could come to a standstill next Thursday if the leaders of #OutsourcingMustFall movement get their way.  Themba Ncalo, a representative of the movement, indicated:  We have taken a decision with the shop stewards and the workers’ associations that the shutdown will happen next week (8 September).”  

telkom thumb100 Fin24 reports that the Labour Court has struck down a Communication Workers Union (CWU) bid to interdict Telkom from completing a restructuring process.  

healthcareDaily News reports that South Africans will soon be able to get a glimpse into the lives of doctors who have to deal with 30-hour shifts, trauma cases, casualties, short-staffed emergency units and long queues of irate patients.  

mtnBusiness Report writes that the Communication Workers Union (CWU) has withdrawn an interdict application against MTN intended to stop the cellular operator’s call centre outsourcing plans.  

strike thumb medium85 85DispatchLive reports that staff at the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha have gone on strike for better salaries and medical aid contributions.  

protestThe Citizen reports that the sexual harassment of domestic workers by male employers will form part of a massive protest scheduled in Gauteng and the Western Cape.  Other core issues that will emerge during the protest are the noncompliance of employers with the labour laws and the poor working conditions workers are subjected to.  

hospersaANA reports that the Health and Other Service Personnel Trade Union of SA (Hospersa) on Tuesday condemned attacks on emergency services workers allegedly perpetuated by tow truck drivers in the Free State.  

solidariteitBusiness Report writes that trade union Solidarity warned on Tuesday that if there were to be no urgent intervention, the South African steel industry would be at risk of collapse.  

sactwuDaily News reports that about 80,000 clothing workers have won an 8.5% salary increase this year in terms of an agreement reached by the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (Sactwu) under the auspices of the National Bargaining Council for the Clothing Manufacturing Industry.  

nehawu80BDLive reports that the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) on Tuesday threatened a nationwide strike should the Department of Home Affairs continue to push for the creation of a border management agency.  

vavi1The Citizen reports that former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is unsurprised at the exit of the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) from the trade union federation.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 30 August 2016

sapsCaxton News Service reports that this past Friday the police and their various units, as well as the Metro police, launched a massive operation against illegal mining in Roodepoort.  

protestSABC News reports that fifty seven miners have staged an underground sit-in at Thusi Mining in Ermelo, Mpumalanga.  The miners have been underground for seven days and are demanding their salaries, which apparently have not been paid for three months.  

daThe New Age reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday said it had written to Parliament requesting that the leadership of the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) should account for its role in the “jobs for cash” scandal.  

pikitupBDLive report that a battle over waste management company Pikitup is brewing between the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) and new Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba.  

npa thumb100 ANA reports that the National Prosecuting Authority has indicated that the case against 19 murder-accused Marikana mineworkers was postponed on Monday.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 29 August 2016

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arcelormittalFin24 reports that ArcelorMittal has withdrawn a policy giving 100% preference to certain designated groups when making external appointments.  This came after trade union Solidarity threatened the steel giant with legal action in a cautionary letter.  

OakbaySABC News reports that Oakbay Investments has given the assurance that its employees will not be negatively affected by the Gupta family's decision to sell all its shareholdings in the country.  

BevSAANA reports that National Treasury on Monday confirmed that it will hold a stakeholder workshop in November to discuss the proposed tax on sugar sweetened beverages.  

strike thumb medium85 85Netwerk24 reports that striking workers at Robertson Winery (RW) have called on Danish consumers to boycott the company’s wines.  

ambulanceNews24 reports that a Free State EMS paramedic was allegedly assaulted by tow truck drivers on Saturday night in Bloemfontein.  

telkom thumb100 MyBroadband reports that Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko has written to striking workers inviting them to return to work, after which the company will immediately begin process any payments due to them.  

comBloomberg reports that SA’s biggest mining companies are opposed to a government proposal that 1% of their annual revenue be spent on developing communities associated with their operations.  

gavel thumb100 SABC News reports that the trial of 19 mineworkers appearing on different charges relating to the 2012 unrest in Marikana is expected to resume in the North West High Court on Monday morning.  

PSLSunday Independent reports that the Premier Soccer League (PSL) has refused to answer questions on why the R5 million insurance payout to the late Orlando Pirates' skipper Senzo Meyiwa has yet to reach his beneficiaries.  

ELRCCape Argus reports that embattled South Peninsula High School principal Brian Isaacs is fighting a decision by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) to suspend him six months ago.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92EWN reports that train users of Cape Town's northern line could be severely affected this week after a train caught alight at the Kraaifontein staging yard on Friday night.