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.

reavayaTMG Digital reports that the City of Johannesburg said it will hold talks with the companies operating Rea Vaya buses to establish the cause of a strike their drivers took part in on Tuesday.  

news shutterstockIn our Monday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Friday,28 October 2016.

jicminingBloomberg reports that platinum producers are severing ties with a services firm that accounts for the biggest share of profit at the controversial Gupta family’s investment company.  

FronemanNetwerk24 reports that according to Neal Froneman, CE of Sibanye Gold, illegal miners, or zama zamas as they are known, are a massive problem at SA’s big commercial gold mines.  

sandf thumb medium90 89eNCA reports that the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is undergoing voluntary military skills development training to increase its intake of women.  

numBusiness Report reports that the Times Media Group (TMG) has emerged as the frontrunner to buy Primedia from its shareholders for an undisclosed amount.  

bladenzimandeCity Press reports that enrolments at the government’s 50 technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges have seemingly plummeted this year.  

numTimesLive reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is extremely distressed and concerned that the perpetrators responsible for attacks last month on two its members have not yet been brought to book.  

evrazBusiness Report writes that Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium, the steel producer which went bust last year, has “reinvented” its assets in a bid to generate revenue to pay its creditors and the 1,800 employees who have been retrenched.  

ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107Sowetan reports that speeding is suspected in the fatal crash involving a rubbish truck in which two municipal employees died and four others were injured when the vehicle overturned on Saturday.  Drunken driving has also been suggested.  

newsNetwerk24 writes that employees of Clifton Publications in Maitland, Cape Town, are facing an uncertain future after a large part of the company’s factory was destroyed in a fire on Saturday night.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92TimesLive reports that the Railway Safety Regulator has called for the establishment of a compensation fund for commuters who are hurt in train accidents.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Reuters reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said on Sunday it was ready to sign three-year wage deals with SA’s three biggest platinum producers.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 29 October and Sunday, 30 October 2016


weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 28 October 2016

tshwane thumb100 Pretoria News reports that hundreds of Tshwane municipal workers turned on their employer on Thursday, trying to invade the Sammy Marks Chamber where a special council sitting was taking place.  

BankservAfricaFin24 reports that for the first time since the start of the monthly BankservAfrica Disposable Salary Index (BDSI), salaries in SA have declined over a sustained period of time.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92The New Age reports that nearly 100 schools in Gauteng have been operating without a permanent principal since last year, with some schools having gone without principals for two years.  

numsaBusiness Report writes that the retail motor industry has accused the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) of undermining the centralised bargaining process for a new three-year agreement by engaging in "back door" negotiations with individual employers.  

sabcTimesLive reports that two key finance officials at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) were offered golden handshakes this week in what has been described as a purge of anyone questioning top management.  

sadtu90Cape Times reports that the SA Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) has welcomed an interdict by the Western Cape High Court barring anyone from disrupting evaluations at schools.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Fin24 reports that Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) announced on Friday that it has signed a three-year wage agreement with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu).  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 27 October 2016

implatsBusinessLive reports that Impala Platinum (Implats) chairman Mandla Gantsho says signs wareere good that new two-year wage agreements would be signed soon with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu).  

news shutterstockIn our Thursday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Wednesday, 26 October 2016.

gideonduplessisGideon du Plessis, general secretary of trade union Solidarity, writes that, as is the case with #FeesMustFall, labour relations are complicated and are characterised by hidden agendas.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92TMG Digital reports that the Gauteng government will hosting a two-day summit on Friday and Saturday aimed at “tackling topics that are sure to raise a nerve with the users of rail”.  

southafricalogoBusinessLive reports that revenue collections have fallen R23bn short of what was projected in the February budget, with R12.5bn of this shortfall coming from personal income tax and R8bn from VAT.  

platinumbarReuters reports that Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has reached a tentative wage increase deal, and the offers by both Amplats and Impala Platinum (Implats) oblige mineworkers to refrain from all industrial action.  

harmonyMining Weekly reports that a contractor was killed in a construction-related accident at Harmony Gold's Central Plant, in Welkom, on Wednesday.