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.

pravingordanEWN reports that as speculation and uncertainty about Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan possible axing from the Cabinet continues, labour federation Cosatu has expressed its support for him, calling him a brave man with a nerve of steel.  

sapsNews24 reports that the South African Police Service (SAPS) on Tuesday condemned the killing of police officers, saying 57 officers had died in the 2016/2017 financial year.  

mtnBusinessTech reports that MTN has released its integrated report for the year ended 31 December 2016, which shows that MTN Group’s executive chairman Phuthuma Nhleko was paid a R72.17 million salary for the 2016 financial year.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 28 March 2017

solidariteitEngineering News reports that trade union Solidarity has set 30 March as the launch date for a job-saving campaign to conceive and implement purposeful plans to help “save” certain industries that are struggling to remain viable.  

newsEngineering News reports that the Department of Labour’s inquiry into the collapse of the Grayston drive pedestrian bridge, which resulted in the death of two people and the injury of a further 19, has been postponed, possibly until July 2018.  

fedusa thumb medium80 85Fin24 reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) has launched a blistering attack on the Presidency and the ANC after President Jacob Zuma abruptly halted an overseas roadshow led by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.  

kznlogo thumb100 The Mercury reported on Monday that the National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) has threatened strike action which could delay the release of bodies to bereaved families should its demands for mortuary workers not be addressed by the Department of Health.  

groupfiveBusiness Report writes that Group Five executive committee member and head of HR, Jesse Doorasamy, has resigned, increasing the number of executives who will be leaving the listed construction and engineering group this month to three.  

Road Accident FundANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) said on Monday it would be participating in facilitated negotiations with the Road Accident Fund (RAF) under the auspices of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).  

numsaBusiness Report writes that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) on Monday said it had informed the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) of its intention to strike over Eskom's decision to close five coal-fired power stations.  

healthcareHeraldLive reports that the Eastern Cape Department of Health has distanced itself from a job scam being advertised on the Gumtree website.  

nehawu80The Citizen reports that the country will possibly find out on Tuesday if the strike by workers in the social development sector under the auspices of the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) will be called off or not.  

jeffradebeBusinessLive reports that Minister in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe, said on Monday that unemployment rates were likely to remain high with lower local and global growth.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 27 March 2017

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midday on Friday, 24 March 2017.

newsThe Times reports that illegal mining in SA is a multibillion-dollar transnational business empire with its own financial targets, line managers, security personnel and CEOs.  

presidencyIndependent Media reports that a squabble over a government employee’s alleged skimpy dressing and seductive conduct in front of President Jacob Zuma and his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, has led to her suspension.  

vavi1BusinessLive reports that the new trade union federation, which has been championed by former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, has been registered officially with the Department of Labour.  

newsTimesLive reports that stones are still piled up on the roof of Johannesburg's Charlotte Maxeke Hospital less than a month after a similar situation led to a structural collapse.  

Godfrey OliphantMining Weekly reports that the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) will “amend and relax” some of its conditions in issuing mining permits to small-scale miners, Mineral Resources Deputy Minister Godfrey Oliphant said on Friday.  

MQACity Press reports that Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has ordered an investigation into allegations that Tebogo Mmotla, acting CEO of the Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA), faked his qualification.  

parliamentSunday Independent reports that the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha is being crippled by the continued appointment of acting CEOs and rampant failure to adhere to labour laws.  

eskomBusiness Report writes that Eskom said on Friday said that independent power producers (IPPs) were not the only factor that led to its decision not to extend the life of a number of its power stations.  This came as anger towards renewable energy over the power utility’s decommission plans festered.  

transnet thumb100 Mining Weekly reports that Transnet on Friday confirmed that it was offering voluntary severance packages (VSPs) to its management and bargaining unit employees.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet from Friday, 24 March to Sunday, 26 March 2017

nehawu80Saturday Citizen reports that there appears to be no end in sight to the strike by members of the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) in the social development sector.  

ABInBevBusiness Times reports that SABMiller’s new owner, Anheuser-Busch InBev, is recruiting again after a higher than expected number of former SABMiller managers took voluntary separation packages and left in January.  

vavi1ANA reports that the Department of Labour on Friday officially registered the new trade union federation under the name South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu).  

kusasalethuANA reports that the unprotected strike at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine near Carletonville came to an end on Friday.  This followed discussions between senior management of Harmony and the senior leadership of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu).