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.

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).  

gunANA reports that a man was shot dead by a security guard following an argument at a tissue factory in the Willowton industrial area in Pietermaritzburg on Thursday.  

northwestprovinceANA reports that the Premier of North West on Thursday issued a warning for young people in the Rustenburg and Mahikeng areas to be wary of a scam targeting youth desperate for employment.  

uberEWN reports that there were heavy traffic delays on Friday morning in Ekurhuleni with metered taxi drivers blocking parts of the R24 highway in both directions and affecting those bound for various destinations, including OR Tambo International Airport.  

OxfamSATMG Digital reports that Oxfam SA has called on the government to decriminalise informal mining‚ which it says is largely misunderstood.  The charitable organisation made the statement after 14 illegal miners were found dead this week in derelict mines in Benoni on Gauteng’s East Rand.  

southafricalogoTMG Digital reports that judges will be sacrificing their salary increases for the 2016-17 financial year‚ a move that on Thursday was "welcomed and commended" by MPs in the portfolio committee on justice and correctional services.  

artisan2BusinessLive reports that the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) said on Thursday that major steps had been taken to clear the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) examination results and certificates backlog.  

kznlogo thumb100 Daily News reports that the KwaZulu-Natal Funeral Directors’ Association has urged the Health Department to take drastic action against staff at the Park Rynie State Mortuary, who downed tools leaving 17 bodies unattended.  

pscANA reports that a total of 3,600 government officials were found guilty of misconduct as a result of information received through the National Anti-Corruption Hotline (NACH), a statement from the governance and administration cluster of ministers indicated on Thursday.  

er24News24 reports that at least 12 people had to be hospitalised after inhaling ammonia at an avocado packing house in Politsi, just outside of Tzaneen, on Thursday.  

coalMining Weekly reports that SA Coal Managers’ Association (Sacma) president Kevern Mattison has called for a “revolutionary step change” to achieve the mining industry’s goal of achieving ‘zero harm’.  

CompetitionCommissionFin24 reports that the Competition Commission has referred three recruitment specialists to the Competition Tribunal on charges of price fixing.  

nehawu80The Citizen reports that the University of Pretoria (UP) has allegedly started “militarising” its campus by installing barbed wire fencing in front of the main administration building and deploying extra private security guards in anticipation of Nehawu industrial action.  

saa thumb medium95 76The Citizen reports that the SAA Pilots Association (Saapa) and the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) on Wednesday fired a legal broadside at South African Airways (SAA) board chairperson, Dudu Myeni.  

ambulanceNews24 reports that an attack on an ambulance in Nyanga that left a paramedic injured is being investigated, Western Cape police said on Wednesday.