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.

protestEWN reports that the Federation of Trade Unions of SA (Fedusa) and the Health & Other Services Personnel Trade Union of SA (Hospersa) are planning a march to Parliament on Tuesday over escalating levels of violence against Emergency Medical Service (EMS) workers.  

comANA reports that the Chamber of Mines of SA (COM) on Friday announced its support for a R1.8 million health screening initiative in the OR Tambo district to mark World Aids Day.  

ClothingBargainingCouncilBusiness Report writes that closures of South African clothing companies in the past year resulted in job losses for more than 1,700 workers.  

auditorgeneralEWN reports that Parliament’s Standing Committee on the Auditor-General has condemned incidents of threats and intimidation against staff at the Auditor-General’s (AGSA’s) office in the strongest possible terms.  

transnetANA reports that the United National Transport Union (UNTU) is considering a final wage offer made by parastatal Transnet, but has not excluded industrial action should its members reject the offer.  

kznuniversitySunday Independent reports that academics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN’s) Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine are dissatisfied with being strong-armed into doing extra duties at public hospitals facing crisis situations.  

sabcSaturday Star reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has spent almost R2 million on the recruitment process in respect of three top executives, and is still counting the cost.  

medicaldoctorEWN reports that some medical and health sector students seeking internships in 2018 say the Department of Health has once again failed them with poor systems.  

LosiCity Press reports that labour federation Cosatu’s second deputy president, Zingiswa Losi, has downplayed her nomination for election into the ANC’s top six, saying that the time for lone worker voices in the ANC was over.  

numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Friday that it had signed a three-year wage agreement with Kangra Coal, thereby ending a week-long strike.  

gavel thumb100 BusinessLive reports that Portia Sizani‚ wife of SA’s ambassador to Germany‚ Stone Sizani‚ resorted to the High Court in Grahamstown on Thursday, in a bid to force a magistrate to recuse himself from her fraud and money laundering trial.  

DiscoveryBusinessLive reports that investors holding nearly a quarter of the shares represented at Discovery’s AGM voted against its remuneration policy, apparently because it is impossible to understand and therefore difficult to assess its fairness.  

cutifani thumb medium90 94BusinessLive reports that Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani says that South African mining companies and the government have to find a negotiated settlement to their impasses over the revised Mining Charter and other disagreements.  

ramaphosa2BusinessLive reports that labour federation Cosatu says it will seek clarity from Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on his "new deal", an economic plan he unveiled recently as part of his campaign for the ANC presidency.  

tinajoematpettersson thumb medium90 98ANA reports that the National Assembly on Thursday approved a once-off gratuity of R2.1 million for former energy minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson, who lost her post in President Jacob Zuma's March cabinet reshuffle.  

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

zumaBusinessLive reports that public sector unions are angered at President Jacob Zuma’s approval of salary increases for public office bearers, including his own and that of the Cabinet.  

eskomMail and Guardian reports that Brian Molefe on Wednesday argued that he remains the CE of Eskom because he resigned and retired at the same time — or he never left Eskom at all.  

robdaviesANA reports that Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies said on Wednesday that manufacturing was a critical component of South African economic policy and was also important in creating and ensuring that there were jobs in the economy.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday reserved judgment in the application brought by trade union Solidarity and the Democratic Alliance (DA) whereby they sought an order declaring former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s R30m pension payout unlawful and setting it aside.  

CapeTownlogoEWN reports that the City of Cape Town says plans for it to take over the rail network need to be expedited.  

earningsBusinessLive reports that Johann Rupert, chairman of investment behemoth Remgro, has called on shareholders to help find an appropriate structure for remunerating executives.  

medicaldoctorThe Mercury reports that KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) is among the three provinces which have not filled all their allocated medical intern posts, driving anxious final year students to campaign on social media.  

joburgcityTimesLive reports that a City of Johannesburg operational manager at the refunds unit of the revenue department was arrested on Wednesday by the Hawks in connection with a R28m revenue refunds scam.  

evrazBusiness Report writes that nearly 700 of the 1,800 jobs lost when the entire workforce of Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium was retrenched in February last year have been recouped.  

eskomFin24 reports that suspended Eskom executive Matshela Koko will testify at his disciplinary hearing on Thursday, after key witnesses failed to show.  

protestEWN reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the United Front will be picketing outside Eskom’s headquarters at Megawatt Park on Thursday over various issues involving the power utility.  

euflagReuters reports that the EU’s highest court ruled on Wednesday that employers must provide paid annual leave for employees in a case that could impact workers in the so-called "gig" economy (which includes short-term and freelance contracts rather than permanent jobs).  

parliamentHuffPost reports that part of the conditions specified in the Labour Laws Amendment Bill, adopted by the National Assembly on Tuesday, is that a father cannot be approved for paternity leave unless his name is on the child's birth certificate.  

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