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.

sriFin24 reports that SA’s growing unemployment rate is a source of great distress for trade union Solidarity, which expressed shock on Friday following the release of the latest figures.  

angloamericanBusiness Times writes that in Kumba Iron Ore’s current wage negotiations, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) plans to make sure that the company takes into consideration the good performance the company experienced last year when its share price quadrupled.  

SAFATMG Digital/TMG Sport report that the SA Football Association (Safa) has reached an amicable settlement agreement with axed former Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim “Shakes” Mashaba at the CCMA.  

VantageGoldfieldsCity Press reports that hundreds of people stand to be employed at the Lily and Barbrook mines, which due to resume operating 15 months after they were forced to shut down because of financial distress.  

tshwane thumb100 The Citizen reports that an off duty Tshwane Metro Police (TMPD) officer was found dead on Saturday morning with a single bullet wound to his forehead.  

healthcareSunday Tribune reports that oncology services in KwaZulu-Natal’s (KZN’s) public hospitals have collapsed and there are no more doctors left in Durban who specialise in treating cancer.  

numTMG DigitalTimesLive write that the Rustenburg platinum belt is once again set to become a scene of intense contestation as the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) launches a multi-pronged fight-back strategy to regain lost ground.  

newsSunday Independent reports on the funeral on Saturday of Thembisile Yende, the Eskom technician whose body was discovered in her locked office on 29 May, after she had been reported missing 12 days earlier.  

eskomBusinessLive reports that former Eskom CE Brian Molefe has turned to the courts to fight his dismissal, which he wants declared unlawful and void.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet from Friday, 2 June to Sunday, 4 June 2017.

Bloomberg reports that Net1 UEPS Technologies’s new chief executive officer, Herman Kotze, said a severance payment to the company’s founder and former CEO who was criticised by the company’s biggest shareholders was justified because they forced him into early retirement.  

sapsNews24 reports that former acting national police commissioner Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane says he agreed to ‘step aside’ from his position with immediate effect after a constructive engagement with Police Minister Fikile Mbalula.  

sidumodlaminiTMG Digital reports that Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini has for the first time openly endorsed the union federation’s support for Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as the ANC’s next leader.  

g4sBusinessLive reports that Rajesh "Tony" Gupta blasted the G4S security guards deployed to protect his family’s luxury Saxonwold, Johannesburg, compound as nothing more than "monkeys".  

sabcNews24 reports that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng has lodged an application to postpone disciplinary proceedings against him scheduled for Friday afternoon.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92ANA reports that Metrorail said on Friday that it was still using a single line shuttle service from Elandsfontein to Kempton Park for the morning peak following a train crash on Thursday that left one person dead and 102 passengers injured.  

southafricalogoTMG Digital reports that the latest disciplinary hearing into alleged wrongdoing committed in the R246m upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead was postponed on Thursday — for the third consecutive time.  

gautengANA reports that the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) said on Wednesday that it was concerned about reports of schoolchildren assaulting staff members.  

sidumodlaminiIOL News reports that pressure from union affiliates and attempts to unseat him have forced Cosatu president S'dumo Dlamini to come out and say he wants President Jacob Zuma to step down.  

eskomEngineering News reports that Solidarity as well as the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Thursday welcomed Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown’s decision to rescind the reappointment of Brian Molefe as CEO of Eskom.  

sabcNews24 reports that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s disciplinary hearing was due to continue on Friday.  He faces charges of bringing the broadcaster into disrepute, following a media briefing he held on 19 April.  

sapsBusinessLive reports that trade unions in the police sector have roundly welcomed the removal of Kgomotso Phahlane from the position of national police commissioner, to which they say he should never have been appointed.  

MangaungNetwerk24 reports that Olly Mlamleli, executive mayor of the Mangaung metro, says that the municipality’s employees, including striking SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) members, will receive a salary increase of 7.36% from 1 July.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 1 June 2017.

UWCEWN reports that the University of the Western Cape (UWC) says it is open to a mediation process with aggrieved workers who are demanding an end to outsourcing at the institution.  

sidumodlaminiTimesLive reports that Cosatu president S'dumo Dlamini has been given an ultimatum to either stand firm and take the union federation’s resolutions seriously or else an alternative leader will be elected to head the organisation.  

zumaBusinessLive reports that President Jacob Zuma said on Wednesday that SA’s long awaited new mining charter had been approved by the Cabinet and would be gazetted in a few weeks.  

parliamentTMG Digital writes that with Brian Molefe’s reinstatement as Eskom CEO set to be rescinded, he faces losing his R8 million a year salary, but nonetheless he qualifies for a pension payout after his brief stint as a member of parliament.  

Stats SABusinessLive reports that Statistics SA’s Quarterly Labour Force Survey released on Thursday showed unemployment in SA to be at its highest level since September 2003.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92News24 reports that one person has been confirmed dead, while around 55 have been left injured after two trains collided in Elandsfontein in Ekurhuleni on Thursday morning.