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.

eskomANA reports that government on Wednesday ordered that Brian Molefe’s return to the helm of Eskom be rescinded and conceded that it had inflicted reputational harm on the country and the power utility.  

farming thumb medium80 84TMG Digital writes that farm workers’ battles with lifestyle diseases‚ HIV/AIDS and substance abuse are likely to threaten SA’s food security.  

parliamentBusinessLive reports that union federation Cosatu has called for a delay in the implementation of the tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, saying a comprehensive transition and jobs plan has to be developed first.  

PretoriaUniversityNews24 writes that following a week-long strike by the National Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) at the University of Pretoria (UP) over a salary increase (among other things), an agreement has finally been reached.  

numDavid McKay writes that, according to a report by Bloomberg News, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) had “in depth stakeholder engagement” with the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) regarding the impending mining charter redraft.  

cosatuNews24 reports that Cosatu decided at its central committee meeting on Wednesday to stage a march to the Union Buildings to protest against state capture, but no date was set in this regard.  

protestTMG Digital/TimesLive report that thousands of employees‚ students and scholars in Durban were unable to able to get to work‚ school and college on Wednesday morning as taxis blockaded roads and national highways.  

angloamericanNetwerk24 reports that Anglo American Coal on Tuesday agreed that 34 retired mineworkers and their families can continue staying in Eskom-owned houses in Kriel.  

BevSAThe Star reports that Wednesday will see the early parliamentary public hearings on the Rates and Monetary Bill, which includes the proposed sugary drinks tax.  

sasolEWN reports that petrochemical giant Sasol says it is continuing to try and find an amicable solution with unions Amcu and Ceppwawu following protests at its Ekandustria site outside Bronkhorstspruit.  

eskomThe Star reports that Eskom has been sharply rebuked by Thembisile Yende’s family for what they believe is the power utility’s inaction over finding their loved one.  They suspect foul play in the handling of her death.  

samwu thumb medium80 78Netwerk24 reports that, with members of the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) having been on strike for the past 15 days, residents of Bloemfontein are staggering under service delivery problems.  

evrazBusiness Report writes that business rescue practitioners for Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium, which went bust amid an influx of cheap imports, said on Tuesday that 13% of monies owed to the steel producer’s 2,000 retrenched employees had been paid.  

sapsTMG Digital reports that eight alleged corrupt police officers – including two female officers - were arrested at the Golela Port of Entry in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday.  

santacoNews24 reports that minibus taxi operators in Durban and surrounding areas have started blocking busy Durban roads ahead of their protest to Toyota in Prospection, Isipingo later on Wednesday.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 30 May 2017.

sandf thumb medium90 89TMG Digital reports that hundreds of South African troops are to be deployed to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) "triangle of death"‚ and their conduct there will come under close scrutiny.  

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.