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.

RobertsonWineryBusiness Report writes that unions belonging to SA’s soon-to-be launched new labour federation are warning of a secondary strike at Robertson Winery (RW) in the Western Cape.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 20 October 2016

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 19 October 2016

kznlogo thumb100 News24 reports that the doors at the Gale Street Medico-Legal Mortuary in Durban have reopened following a two-day strike, the KwaZulu-Natal health department said on Wednesday.  

news shutterstockIn our Wednesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Tuesday, 18 October 2016.

merafong thumb100 The Citizen reports that the Merafong municipality has been interdicted from discontinuing the piped water supply to the Blyvooruitzicht mining community and was ordered to come up with a plan to repair the water and sewerage infrastructure.  

healthcareTMG Digital reports that the Gauteng Department of Health recruited a total of 3‚256 doctors and nurses between January and August this year.  

WorkingOnFireCape Times reports that Working on Fire’s (WoF’s) Trevor Abrahams has refuted claims of exploitation of workers, telling MPs that the 300 firefighters the organisation sent to Canada in June were essentially there as volunteers.  

strike thumb medium85 85TMG Digital reports that on Wednesday strikers at tobacco company Philip Morris International blocked the main road leading to the company’s factory in Boksburg with burning tyres.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92The Mercury reports that teacher unions are claiming a major victory after the Department of Basic Education agreed to demands to write the “objectionable” Annual National Assessment (ANA) exams only every three years.  

sabcEWN reports that the Labour Court has given the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) until Tuesday next week to rewrite and submit new affidavits that indicate who was responsible for the decision to dismiss eight SABC journalists.  

sibanyeReuters reports that Sibanye Gold has cleared the final regulatory hurdle for its $330 million acquisition of Anglo American Platinum's (Amplats’) Rustenburg mines.  

ShopriteBusinessLive reports that black-owned and managed stockbroking firm Legae Securities wants Shoprite shareholders to vote against 10 of the 21 resolutions at the AGM on 31 October.  

witsuniversityGroundUp reports that on Tuesday about 50 to 60 academic and administrative staff protested outside Wits University’s Great Hall to raise concerns about the heavy police presence on campus.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Ridge Times reported on Tuesday that members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) were protesting in Trichardt.  

Stats SABusinesLive reports that consumer inflation accelerated in September, rising back above the 6% upper limit that the Reserve Bank targets when setting interest rates.  

easterncape thumb100 DispatchLive reports that “hundreds” of Eastern Cape provincial traffic officers across six districts are owed more than R9.2-million for overtime worked.  As a result they have stopped working overtime until they receive the money owed to them.  

pnpBusiness Report writes that Pick n Pay Stores created more than 2,000 new jobs in the first half of its financial year and opened 74 new stores as part of plans to grow its market share.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 18 October 2016

news shutterstockIn our Tuesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Monday, 17 October 2016.

newsTMG Digital reports that taxi drivers have on Tuesday blocked streets in Johannesburg leading to the Premier’s office‚ the department of safety and the department of transport.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90City Press reports that Lonmin CE Ben Magara weighed in on the #FeesMustFall protests sweeping SA universities during a recent forum hosted by the Gordon Institute of Business Science.  

FronemanBusinessLive reports that according to Neal Froneman, CEO of Sibanye Gold and vice-president of the Chamber of Mines, the establishment of a process such as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is needed to build trust in the fractured mining industry.  

ambulanceTMG Digital reports that on Tuesday morning two ER24 paramedics were robbed of their cell phones and cash at Howick Falls in KwaZulu-Natal.  

amcu thumb medium80 81On Friday, Mineweb reported that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) was due to hold a meeting on Saturday, 15 October 2016 in Rustenburg to present the details to members of a possible wage deal with platinum producers.  

education90The Mercury reports that for almost a year, more than 500 teachers in KwaZulu-Natal have not received their salaries, with the provincial education department blaming the problem on the #FeesMustFall campaign.  

santacoEngineering News reports that the SA National Taxi Council’s (Santaco’s) commercial arm TaxiChoice on Monday unveiled its new cashless e-ticketing system for minibus taxis on Monday.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that six men accused of killing two policemen in separate incidents in North West appeared briefly in the Brits Regional Court on Monday.  

phiyegaTimesLive reports that suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega has expressed frustration with the pace of the board inquiry probing her fitness to hold office.  

ManpowerGroupBusinessLive reports the Manpower Group’s annual Talent Shortage Survey indicates that employers are scrambling to hire electricians, carpenters and bricklayers, as well as managers and executives.