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.

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.  

er24TMG Digital reports that two people are in a critical condition after having been trapped on Tuesday in a structural collapse on a construction site on the corner of West and Rivonia streets in Sandton.  

nursing thumb medium90 93Talk Radio 702 reports that in a radio interview on Monday, Deputy President of the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA (Denosa), Modise Letsatsi, said some nursing colleges failed to teach correct courses prescribed by the Nursing Council.  

ujANA reports that the University of Johannesburg (UJ) on Monday clarified that the security guard who allegedly murdered BSc student Kelvin Baloyi was not their employee.  

sriEngineering News reports that the Solidarity-ETM Labour Market Index (LMI) improved to 42.5 index points in the third quarter, up from the downwardly revised 41.9 in the second quarter.  

newsTMG Digital reports that proposed changes to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act could see the introduction of “parental leave”, which would allow a male or female parent 10 days’ leave on the birth or adoption of a child.  

LesothoflagCaxton News Service reports that the South African Department of Home Affairs has offered Lesotho nationals living and working in SA an extended grace period until 31 December 2016 to apply for a Lesotho Special Permit (LSP).  

sabcBusinessLive reports that the two trade unions which represented SABC journalists fired for criticising editorial decisions at the public broadcaster want former chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng to personally pay for the legal costs of their Labour Court application.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 14 November 2016

news shutterstockIn our Monday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Friday, 11 November 2016.

numeNCA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Saturday announced its unhappiness over Brian Molefe's resignation as Eskom's CEO.  

saceNews24 reports that the SA Council for Educators (SACE) has painted a bleak picture of the incidence of sexual offences committed by educators in schools around the country, saying there had been a sharp increase.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92eNCA reports that a principal at a Soweto school is in a critical condition after being stabbed, allegedly by a former teacher.  

sabcBusinessLive reports that SABC journalists facing death threats are pushing on with a Constitutional Court case challenging the broadcaster’s controversial editorial policy.  

southafricalogoBusiness Report writes that Cosatu has welcomed a recommendation by the Independent Commission on the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers to freeze all salary increases for political and public officers due to the current economic situation.  

anglogoldashantiDavid McKay writes that the Labour Court has delivered a potentially important judgement in favour of mining companies seeking less drastic application of the Mine Health and Safety Act (MHSA) by the Department of Mineral Affairs (DMR).  

amcu thumb medium80 81Ridge Times reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has sent a thousand food parcels to its protesting members at Sasol Mining to offer relief.  

busaBusiness Report writes that the employment tax incentive (ETI) is due to expire at the end of this year and business has called for a two-year extension.  

strike thumb medium85 85City Press reports that about 200 employees of Tiger Beverages, which manufactures drinks such as Energade, Oros and Hall’s, marched to Tiger Brands’ head office in Bryanston on Friday.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Mining Weekly reports that a production team leader at Lonmin’s E1 shaft died following a tramming accident on Thursday.  

durbanSunday Tribune reports that a sting operation ordered by eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede last week led to the arrest of an employee who was caught red-handed selling jobs at the municipality for cash.  

numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has accused Floxy Four, a small mining company in the North West, of mining at night using illegal immigrants.  

RobertsonWinerySunday Independent reports that members of the Commercial, Stevedoring, Agricultural and Allied Workers’ Union (Csaawu) are now entering their twelfth week of a strike at Robertson Winery that seeks to address wages and working conditions.  

chickensCity Press reports that the jobs blood bath in the poultry industry has gathered pace, with almost 800 jobs set to be lost at RCL Foods’ plant and farms in KwaZulu-Natal.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 12 November and Sunday, 13 November 2016

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 11 November 2016

netcareFin24 reports that the Competition Tribunal announced on Thursday that it has approved – with conditions – the merger between Clicks and Netcare’s in-hospital “front shops”.  

CentralEnergyFundFin24 reports that the Central Energy Fund (CEF), which is responsible for overseeing PetroSA and the Strategic Fuel Fund, will pay more than R41m in bonuses to its executives in the 2015/16 financial year.  

sandf thumb medium90 89ANA reports that the military ombudsman is on an extensive outreach campaign, urging communities to speak out if they have grievances against the official conduct of current and former members of the SA National Defence Force.  

newsNews24 reports that a rescue operation for an illegal miner, who was believed to be trapped at a disused shaft in the Highgate area, was called off on Friday morning.