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.

metrorail thumb medium90 92EWN reports that according to Metrorail, fewer than a hundred commuters who were involved in the train collision in Germiston remained in hospital on Wednesday morning.  

sapsThe Citizen reports that Gauteng police have eventually clarified the identity of man initially reported to have been a Krugersdorp farmer who shot an employee using a tractor to travel home for lunch.  

durbanANA reports that the eThekwini Municipality said on Tuesday that the City's refuse removal services had resumed after its Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) employees reported to work.  

saccawu thumb100 The New Age reports that concerns over retrenchments have been raised by the SA Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers' Union (Saccawu) before the expected merger between the Lewis Group and United Furniture Outlets (UFO).  

eskomBusiness Report writes that lawyers for Eskom head of generation, Matshela Koko, have sent notes to Business Leadership SA (BLSA) and the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa), warning them to desist from condemning his recent disciplinary hearing.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92TimesLive reports that Metrorail has suspended its central line train services in Cape Town following a shooting incident in Khayelitsha on Tuesday night.  

sandf thumb medium90 89ANA reports that the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) on Tuesday warned of false advertisements circulating on social media calling for the recruitment of new members for Military Skills Development System.  

medicaldoctorEWN reports that junior doctors have complained about government’s lack of organisation in the placement of medical graduates in public hospitals.  

employment thumb100 ANA reports that a background screening company on Monday urged high school graduates who fail to get places to study at tertiary institutions against faking their certificates to give themselves an edge in the tight job market.  

sapsNews24 reports that police are investigating why conflicting statements were sent out over a shooting incident at Tarlton, close to Krugersdorp, after it was confirmed that a security guard, not a farmer as initially stated, was involved in the incident.  

wsuniversity thumb100 BusinessLive reports that a lobby group, the Higher Education Transformation Network (HETN), has brought an urgent high court application to interdict the Council for Higher Education (CHE) from proceeding with its decision to revoke the accreditation of the Walter Sisulu University’s (WSU’s) law degree.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92ANA reports that more than 200 people were injured on Tuesday morning after two Metrorail passenger trains collided at the Geldenhuys Station in Germiston.  

unisaThe Star reports that allegations of racial tension at the University of SA (Unisa) have prompted the urgent intervention of the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).  

graduate thumb100 News24 reports that two unions said on Monday that the country needed an urgent explanation about how free education for the poor and academically deserving, announced last month by President Jacob Zuma, would be implemented and paid for.  

durbanTimesLive reports that city bins were upended and putrid litter strewn throughout the Durban CBD as refuse collectors went on strike on Monday.  

medicaldoctorCity Press reports that junior doctors have blamed government’s lack of planning for the emotional roller coaster they faced about starting their compulsory community service this month.  

earningsBusiness Report writes that the official salaries of South Africa’s kings, queens, and other traditional leaders have been published for the 2018 financial year.  

gavel thumb100 TimesLive reports that a Cape Town court clerk‚ Siyabulela Sono‚ has been granted bail of R2‚000 after appearing in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Friday for alleged corruption.  

joburgcitySaturday Star reports that the panel that appointed David Tembe as the new head of the Joburg Metro Police Department is coming under heavy scrutiny, with the ANC in Gauteng requesting a full record of the deliberations that led to it making the controversial choice.  

sahrc thumb medium90 90EWN reports that the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it has finalised a report on its interventions in hundreds of farm eviction cases in the Western Cape.  

cosatuColumnist Mamokgethi Malopyane writes that in 2018 the Left within the Tripartite Alliance seems fated to repeat the pattern of last year – unable to influence the political and policy direction of the ANC.  

gautengTimesLive reports that a traffic officer employed by the Gauteng Traffic Department was due to appear in the Pretoria Commercial Crimes Court on Monday on charges of alleged corruption and extortion.  

southafricalogoEngineering News reports that with the impending 15 January deadline looming, the Department of Labour (DoL) on Monday urged employers to file their employment equity (EE) online reports.  

nehawu80ANA reports that the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) on Friday expressed concern about the high matric dropout rate and the poor examination results from rural areas.  

parliamentCity Press reports that unhappy MPs are setting aside their political differences to challenge their compulsory membership of the Parliamentary and Provincial Medical Aid Scheme (Parmed), because of its exorbitant tariffs.  

numsaANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has condemned the decision by the Eskom board to reinstate former acting CEO Matshela Koko and acting head of group capital Prish Govender to their positions.  

gunNews24 reports that a 43-year-old security guard was shot and killed during a robbery at a mall in Mthatha on Friday evening.  

gavel thumb100 eNCA reports that the lawyer for a Boland farm worker accused of chaining and beating a security guard says his client needs urgent psychological intervention.  

VantageGoldfieldsANA reports that Lily Gold Mine has approached the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) for a loan as part of efforts to raise funds to resume the mission to retrieve the remains of three workers who were trapped underground in February 2016.  

blsa thumb medium70 98News24 reports that Business Leadership SA (BLSA) said on Thursday that the reinstatement of suspended Eskom executives Matshela Koko and Prish Govender "flies in the face of the rule of law".