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.

zumaCape Times reports that ANC alliance partners have slammed the governing party’s national executive committee’s (NEC’s) failure to recall President Jacob Zuma from the Union Buildings.  

eskomANA reports that power utility Eskom said on Tuesday it was saddened by the discovery of the body of its employee, Thembisile Yende, at the Springs substation in Ekurhuleni.  

cosatuBusinessLive reports that Cosatu has run up a deficit of more than R10m in the past two years due to difficulties in its income collection, a decline in membership and financial instability in some of its affiliates.  

parliamentANA reports that a showdown is looming should Parliament and its employees not resolve an impasse on salary negotiations.  

eskomMoneyweb writes that Solidarity has given former finance minister Pravin Gordhan the opportunity to tell the court everything he knows about Brian Molefe and his controversial reinstatement at Eskom.  

numANA reports that National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) at Kimberley Ekapa Mining Joint Venture (KEM JV) said on Monday that it was "very concerned and disturbed" by the manner in which the mine management was allegedly treating the workers and victimising its leadership at the mine.  

CapeTownlogoCape Times reports that Cape Town City says it will be making provision for up to R6.6 million to pay for and subsidise bus rides for unemployed people.  

ictMyBroadband’s latest lifestyle survey shows that communications professionals, programmers and managers are the happiest IT professionals in their jobs, while tech support employees are the unhappiest. 

gavel thumb100 Daily News reports that the four men who had a hand in the murder of Empangeni policeman Niren Ramsaroop have been handed heavy sentences for his death.  

groupfiveBusiness Report writes that Group Five has streamlined the business units in its engineering and construction (E&C) cluster from 11 to four, resulting in a simplified management structure and a reduction of 13 percent, or 149, in the number of salaried employees in the business.  

nelsonmandelabayHeraldLive reports that striking Nelson Mandela Bay refuse workers were back on the job on Monday following a crippling week-long stayaway that saw garbage bags pile up in suburbs.  

ManufacturingCircleEngineering News reports that manufacturing associations across a range of subsectors have endorsed a Manufacturing Circle-led initiative, designed to find ways of creating an additional one-million manufacturing jobs in SA.  

TUTThe Citizen reports that police had to intervene on Monday when temporary workers at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) blocked the entrance to the main campus in Pretoria West, preventing staff, and students’ buses, from entering.  

ramaphosaeNCA reports that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled to fill President Jacob Zuma’s shoes on Tuesday to address the Cosatu midterm review central committee conference in Irene, Gauteng.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 29 May 2017.

cosatuSunday Independent reports that labour federation Cosatu has called for debt owed by motorists on e-tolls to be written off.  

southafricalogoBusinessLive reports that the Treasury wants about 25 government employees who scored R500m from the state in 2016 to pay back the money.  

sasolEWN reports that hundreds of protesting Sasol workers were dispersed on Monday with rubber bullets and tear gas at the Ekandustria site outside Bronkhorstspruit.  

sidumodlaminiThe Star writes that Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini risks being removed from his position should he again bring the labour federation into disrepute.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that five people allegedly involved in widespread illegal mining of chrome in Limpopo were expected to appear in Sekhukhune and Mecklenburg courts on Monday.  

ancBusinessLive reports that the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) has decided that reappointed Eskom CEO Brian Molefe should be removed from the post.  

cosatueNCA reports that Cosatu’s Sixth Central Committee meeting, which is expected to last for four days, kicks off in Pretoria on Monday.  

mildredoliphantBusiness Report writes that Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant was untruthful when she claimed that more than 50% of the over 21 companies fined for contraventions of the Employment Equity Act (EEA) were JSE-listed companies.  

vavi1Sunday Independent reports that Cosatu says it continues to be “haunted” by the sex scandal that involved its former general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi.  

westerncape thumb medium80 80City Press reports that labour federation Cosatu has warned of war and deaths as the Western Cape suffers its worst drought in more than 100 years.  

farming thumb medium80 84Fin24 reports that expert Gary Collar says that there is a lack of training in the agricultural sector, which is necessary for small farms to grow into commercial farms.  

TUTThe Citizen reports that outsourced contract workers at the University of Technology (TUT) have threatened to shut the institution down on Monday unless management agrees to make them permanent employees.  

samalogo thumb medium85 87News24 reports that allegations that students were being fraudulently enrolled at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN’s) medical school needed to be investigated swiftly, the South African Medical Association (SAMA) said on Tuesday. 

SpurTimesLive reports that Spur CEO Pierre van Tonder has accused trade union Solidarity of trying to score "political points" after the union's CE, Dirk Hermann, penned an open letter saying he had "lost his appetite" for the restaurant franchise.  

saa thumb medium95 76SowetanLive reports that the one-day strike by SA Airways (SAA) cabin crew staff over meal allowances cost the national carrier about R32-million due to the cancellation of flights.