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.

newsBusinessLive reports that complaints of judicial misconduct are finally going to be heard against retired Judge Nkola Motata‚ who was convicted of drunk driving after crashing into a wall, 11 years ago.  

joburgcityNews24 reports that the City of Johannesburg has fired a senior official over not declaring ownership of three companies the city did business with, and for trying to influence a tender.  

RailwaySafetyRegulatorANA reports that the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) has lifted its ban preventing the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) from using manual authorisation for train operations, subject to certain conditions.  This followed a meeting between the senior management of the RSR and Prasa on Friday.  

hawksCity Press reports that the Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund (CF) has been accused of frustrating a R12.1m fraud case against a doctor in North West by failing in the past eight years to commission a forensic investigation.  

er24TimesLive reports that a man‚ believed to be in his late 50s‚ collapsed and died while operating a coal train in Welgedacht in Springs on the East Rand on Friday night.  

cosatuANA reports that the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) said on Sunday that the African National Congress (ANC) needed to "give a face-lift to its government" and make sure it deployed people of high integrity who would at all times act with utmost professionalism.  

sapsNews24 reports that the decomposing bodies of seven suspected illegal miners were found in the veld near a mineshaft in Benoni, east of Johannesburg, police said on Sunday.  

DisChemANA reports that the National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers (Nupsaw) said on Friday that it was currently preparing for a strike at Dis-Chem Pharmacies across the country over the recognition of its organisational rights.  

psaEWN reports that the Public Servants Association (PSA) has echoed the call by magistrates for the government to consider providing them with extra security following the apparent hit on a magistrate in Bronkhorstspruit.  

UNTUNews24 reports that the United National Transport Union (UNTU) said on Friday that rain drivers would not work on Metrorail's central line through the Cape Flats until commuter and staff safety was guaranteed.  

satawu thumb medium90 101The New Age reports that in the space of some two months, the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) has fired two senior officials for being “illegal immigrants”.  

nursing thumb medium90 93BusinessLive reports that in spite of a shortage of nurses‚ 700 nursing candidates will not be able to study for a four-year diploma at three Gauteng colleges this year — because the Gauteng Health Department cannot afford to fund their studies.  

strike thumb medium85 85EWN reports that over 230 workers from BM Food Manufacturers in Lanseria have downed tools over wages.  The manufacturer distributes food to retailers across the country, including Pick n Pay, Checkers Hyper and Spar.  

nsfasEWN reports that the National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) has warned that its looming strike at National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will likely to cripple the student financial aid scheme.  

RBPlatMining Weekly reports that Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) on Thursday said a person was killed after a group of more than 100 protestors – including former employees and unknown persons – attempted to gain unlawful access to its North shaft on Wednesday evening.  

nursing thumb medium90 93SowetanLive reports that about 700 nursing candidates who cannot afford fees this year at Gauteng colleges will be left out in the cold.  

minerMining Weekly reports that a trust formed in 2016 to compensate a group of former Anglo American SA (AASA) and AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) employees who suffer from silica-related illnesses has already distributed about R102m of a R395m settlement.  

prasaEngineering News reports that the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) has warned that a ban on manually authorising trains will negatively impact on Metrorail commuters.  

saccawu thumb100 Business Report writes that the Competition Tribunal on Wednesday ordered retailer Lewis Group to submit an affidavit pertaining to its acquisition of high-end furniture retailer United Furniture Outlets (UFO).  

RailwaySafetyRegulatorANA reports that the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) said on Wednesday that preliminary findings into last week’s collision in the Free State between a train and a truck, which killed 19 people, showed the truck driver had tested negative for alcohol.  

newsANA reports that a 44-year-old alleged illegal miner was killed in rock fall in Driekop outside Burgersfort on Wednesday.  

minerBusinessLive reports that in a clear sign that a multibillion-rand settlement between gold mining companies and lawyers representing tens of thousands of former mine workers with silicosis is near, both sides have asked for and have been granted a postponement of an appeal at the Supreme Court of Appeal.  

RailwaySafetyRegulatorThe Citizen reports that Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) Acting CEO Mthura Swartz on Wednesday blamed vandalism and cable theft after two trains collided near Germiston this week.  

er24ANA reports that two people were seriously injured on Wednesday, in an industrial accident at a business on Boeing road in Pretoria east.  

nehawu80The New Age reports that the National Education Health & Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) is preparing for a strike at the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) following failed negotiations in the bargaining council.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92The Citizen reports that the Rail Safety Regulator (RSR) has blamed human error for Tuesday’s rear-end collision between two Metrorail trains at a station in Germiston.  

prasaThe New Age reports that Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi has ordered the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) and the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) to speed up the investigations into two train accidents that happened only five days apart.  

numsaANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) said on Tuesday it rejected proposed changes to the country's labour laws, which it argued would limit the right to strike.  

UNTUeNCA reports that the United National Transport Union (UNTU) has demanded that the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) and the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) should be charged with 200 counts of attempted murder.  

minerReuters reports that the class action brought by thousands of mineworkers who contracted silicosis and tuberculosis while working for South African gold mining companies has been postponed because the parties are close to a settlement, lawyers for the companies said on Wednesday.