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.

numBusiness Report writes that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) believes that in order to regain respect from workers, it must become militant again.  

westerncape thumb medium80 80TMG Digital reports that the Western Cape’s MEC for economic development, Alan Winde, indicated on Thursday that investigations into conditions at the province’s wine farms had produced clear evidence that some employees were being poorly treated.  

cwu thumb medium90 95IOL News reports that calls for President Jacob Zuma to step down are gaining momentum within labour federation Cosatu, with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) now declaring it has lost faith in his administration.  

earningsBloomberg reports that its ranking of CEO compensation at companies filling benchmark indexes in 25 of the world’s largest economies shows the biggest paychecks - by far - are written in the U.S.  

SipunzieNCA writes that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is desperate to prove that it has not been ‘captured’ by the controversial Gupta family.  

headgearDavid McKay reports that one new aspect of the Mining Charter, due to be published in Parliament next month, is a 1% levy on revenue over two years that will be channelled into community development.  

sabcBusinessLive reports that Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has defended the SA Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC’s) decision not to advertise Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s current position‚ saying there was no need to do so.  

dipuopetersNews24 reports that Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) chairperson Popo Molefe has repaid R680,000 for extra board meetings that had not been approved by the Department of Transport.  

comTMG Digital reports that the Chamber of Mines of SA (COM) on Thursday said the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) had chosen to produce its own version of a draft reviewed Mining Charter “without properly engaging any stakeholder other than their receiving submissions”.  

saa thumb medium95 76IOL News reports that SA Airways (SAA) board chairwoman Dudu Myeni claimed on Wednesday that there was “institutionalised corruption” at the carrier and that attacks on her reputation were the result of her attempts to crack down on it.  

fedusa thumb medium80 85Business Report writes that decent work for all and finding solutions to issues affecting the fiscus will be some of the burning issues discussed at trade union federation Fedusa’s sixth two-day national congress.  

newsTMG Digital reports that the Springs Council Chamber will on Friday be the venue for the Sector Parliament for Commercial Sex Workers.  

sandf thumb medium90 89ANA reports that a member of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Reserve Force and his wife were arrested on Wednesday following an investigation into allegations of fraudulent transactions relating to call-ups of SANDF Reserve Force members.  

handcuffsANA reports that North West police advised on Wednesday that six men had been arrested for allegedly selling mine blasting certificates in Rustenburg.  

newsThe New Age reports that a syndicate of illegal miners (zama zamas) operating in the old Durban Deep mine, west of Johannesburg, have resorted to stealing cables because their operations to retrieve gold have been unsuccessful.  

sasolEngineering News reports that the relocation of 2,500 of Sasol’s employees from its 11 commercial properties spread across Johannesburg to the company’s global headquarters, Sasol Place, in Sandton, has started.  

earningsTMG Digital reports that staff recruitment agency Career Junction’s latest salary review shows that Gauteng still offers the best salaries to people employed in a number of professions.  

saa thumb medium95 76EWN reports that South African Airways (SAA) chairperson Dudu Myeni told a parliamentary committee on Wednesday that the national carrier had discovered employees on its payroll that do not exist.  

numsaBusiness Report writes that the National Union of Metalworkers SA (Numsa) has called for Eskom’s board to resign in response to observations found in the Public Protector’s ‘State of Capture’ report.  

fedusa thumb medium80 85Business Report writes that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) general secretary, Dennis George, is confident that the risk of a downgrade to SA’s credit rating is highly unlikely amid the strong focus by government, labour and business to grow the economy.  

farming thumb medium80 84The Citizen reports that labour federation Cosatu has welcomed new amendments to the Extension of Security of Tenure Amendment (Esta) Bill, currently before Parliament.  

eskomBusiness Report writes that Eskom staff on Tuesday called an impromptu meeting, demanding that outgoing chief executive Brian Molefe should withdraw his resignation.  

sapsANA reports that the SA Police Service (SAPS) has called for assistance in locating the families of three dead illegal miners (also known as “zama zamas”) whose bodies were recovered from the Eland mine in Welkom in September.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 15 November 2016

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saceThe Star reports that a blame game has erupted between the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and teacher unions following the release of a damning report that has revealed a raft of irregularities involving teachers.  

comReuters reports that the Chamber of Mines of SA (COM) said on Tuesday that a Labour Court decision overturning a government-imposed safety stoppage at an AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) mine placed limits on the power of state inspectors.  

employment thumb100 BusinessLive reports that the Treasury has accepted the plea by business to scrap the proposed R20m cap on annual claims per employer under the employment tax incentive (ETI), which aims to promote youth employment.  

gautengThe Star reports that Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi believes the principal of Paul Mosaka Primary School in Pimville, Soweto, wouldn't have been stabbed if her attacker’s threats had been taken seriously.  

earningsBusinessLive reports that CEOs of the 11 parastatals in the Department of Transport have seen their combined salaries staying as high as R27m, despite the fact that the financial standing of most of those entities has worsened.