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.

newsEWN reports that a Bishop Lavis principal stabbed on his school grounds remains in a serious condition.  Bishops School of Skills principal Wayne Abrahams was stabbed in the head, neck and shoulder on Wednesday morning.  

UNTUNetwerk24 reports that the United National Transport Union (Untu) has warned the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) that time is running out to reach agreement on wage increases.  

cosatuNews24 reports that labour federation Cosatu’s general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali has dismissed President Jacob Zuma's apparent endorsement of his ex-wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as his preferred successor.  

earningsNetwerk24 reports that the Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane, recently approved an increase of R11.3-million in respect of the costs of a group of 31 Cuban engineers.  

strike thumb medium85 85Cape Times reports that musical classic Sarafina has been hit by a payment dispute, with unpaid cast and crew refusing to perform.  

solidariteitNews24 reports that trade union Solidarity said on Thursday that there appeared to be double standards in South African society when it came to issues of racism and hate speech.  

sabcBusinessLive reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC’s) interim board may soon withdraw a decision by previous nonexecutive directors to appeal against the Public Protector’s (PP’s) damning 2014 report.  

fedusa thumb medium80 85Fin24 reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) said on Thursday said that joining newly-appointed Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on his investor roadshow to the US would have been an exercise in futility.  

popcruThe Citizen reports that the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) has warned axed Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza that his “arrogance would not win him his job back”.  

newsBusinessLive writes about the entrance on Friday onto the labour scene of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu), the second-largest labour federation after the ANC-aligned Cosatu.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 20 April 2017

news shutterstockIn our Thursday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Wednesday, 19 April 2017.

eskomTimesLive reports that National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) general secretary Irvin Jim has berated Eskom for its parting payment of R30.1 million to former chief executive Brian Molefe.  

Rhodes UniversityANA reports that Rhodes University said on Wednesday it had received notification from the National Education Health & Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) of the union’s intention to embark on three days of protected industrial action over wages.  

handcuffsCaxton News Service writes that a man was arrested in Ekurhuleni on Monday after his alleged victim told the police that the suspect almost killed him following an argument over money.  

numMining Weekly reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has declared a dispute against Evander Gold Mines (EGM), saying the company refused to implement both the voluntary separation package (VSP) and retrenchment agreements.  

sapseNCA reports that police in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) are searching for a man who shot and killed a police officer in cold blood in Durban on Wednesday.  Captain Bheki Simelane was killed just metres from his house in Phoenix.  

fedusa thumb medium80 85The Star writes that the new South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) might be on a collision course with its rival, the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa), over its choice of name.  

westerncape thumb medium80 80Cape Argus reports that on the second day of the second term, a school principal was brutally attacked by two assailants and stabbed multiple times at his school premises.  

gavel thumb100 The Citizen reports that Ruth Moshabane, the woman accused of siphoning off about R24 million from MTN over nearly two years, will plead not guilty, her attorney said on Wednesday.  

nehawu80Reuters reports that the National Education Health & Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) on Wednesday vowed to seek wage hikes above the inflation rate in coming public sector negotiations that are expected to begin in June or July.  

protesteNCA reports that Cosatu in Gauteng plans to march to Absa's headquarters in Johannesburg on Thursday.  The trade union federation said the bank has been involved in controversial activities which have been detrimental to the country.  

ambulanceCape Argus reports that Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato has done an about-turn on his promise to provide private security to escort EMS (Emergency Medical Services) staff responding to medical emergencies in “red zones”.  

samalogo thumb medium85 87eNCA reports that medical practitioners in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) say the province’s state healthcare system is on the brink of collapse.  

cosatuFin24 reports that according to Cosatu, the appointment of Professor Chris Malikane as a technical adviser to Finance Miniister Malusi Gigaba was a step in the right direction.  

graphdown thumb medium90 80BusinessLive reports that consumer inflation slowed in March with a moderation in food price increases, but economists say interest rate cuts are unlikely until inflation falls back into the Reserve Bank’s target band of 3% to 6%.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 19 April 2017

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 18 April 2017

news shutterstockIn our Tuesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Thursday, 13 April 2017.

numsaNews24 reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) says it has ended its consultations with workers in the road passenger transport sector and, following a week of striking, its members have accepted the new terms.