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.

newsTMG Digital reports that lump sum compensation payouts have been made to the families of mineworkers Pretty Nkambule‚ Solomon Nyerende and Yvonne Mnisi who were killed in a sinkhole tragedy at Lily Mine in Mpumalanga in February last year.  

ancTMG Digital/BusinessLive reports that according to Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown, a meeting held with ANC officials about the reappointment of Eskom CEO Brian Molefe agreed that government would resolve the matter.  

free stateNetwerk24 reports that the state official who was suspended after he participated in a protest march against President Jacob Zuma has approached the labour court to get his suspension lifted.  

Central Rand GoldANA reports that Central Rand Gold (CRG) said on Wednesday it has reached agreement with union representatives to end the 11-day industrial action following "robust negotiations".  

eskomBusinessLive reports that Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF) CE Sibusiso Luthuli has justified the fund’s decision to grant Eskom CE Brian Molefe a R30m ‘early retirement’ pension payout on the basis of a rule pertaining to retrenchment.  

healthcareGroundUp reports that the SA Medical Association (SAMA) and public interest law firm Section 27 have warned that the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) health system is in dire straits.  

sabcFin24 reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Sunday advertised the role of chief operating officer (COO), following Hlaudi Motsoeneng's removal from the acting role in 2016.  

chrisgriffithReuters reports that Chris Griffith, CEO of Anglo American Platinum, said on Tuesday that policy uncertainty in SA and low commodity prices were hurting investment in the mining sector and would lead to further job cuts.  

fedusa thumb medium80 85Reuters reports that the Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) said on Tuesday after participation in talks with Fitch that the ratings agency was very concerned that SA’s economic and political situation was not improving.  

solidariteitMining Review reports that trade union Solidarity has pointed out that platinum producer Lonmin’s continued existence and success are important to communities and the local economy.  

samwu thumb medium80 78TimesLive reports that workers affiliated to the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) in the Mangaung Metro in the Free State have downed tools‚ making a variety of demands to the municipality.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 16 May 2017.

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90EWN reports that platinum producer Lonmin Mine says it is still assessing job creation proposals by its service providers and will update the Bapong community on the outcome this week.  

news shutterstockIn our Tuesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Monday, 15 May 2017.

prasaBusinessLive reports that the Passenger Rail Authority of SA (Prasa) said on Monday that plans to slash staff costs by R579m this financial year would not deter it from raising pay 8%.  

ramatlhodiIOL News reports that former mineral resources minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi on Tuesday made explosive allegations against the Eskom CEO Brian Molefe and board chairperson Dr Ben Ngubane.  

sapsEWN reports that Free State police have retrieved 11 bodies from the Eland gold mine shaft in Welkom following an explosion on Thursday.  

saa thumb medium95 76EWN reports that that the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) is applying for a strike notice with the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) after the latest talks with South African Airways (SAA) stalled.  

newsFin24 reports that a survey has revealed that the biggest fear of up to 92% of South African employees is losing their jobs.  

nersaMoneyweb reports that a decision by energy regulator Nersa could come too late to save up to 3,000 jobs of employees and contractors, as high electricity costs have rendered silicon metal production in SA uncompetitive since 2016.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Business Report writes that troubled platinum producer Lonmin announced on Monday that it was relocating its head office to Marikana to cut costs.  

strike thumb medium85 85The New Age reported on Monday that the wage strike at copper producer Palabora Mining Company entered its thirteenth day on Sunday, leaving operations at a virtual standstill.  

eskomMoneyweb reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) told the Gauteng High Court in papers filed on Monday that the rules of the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund did not allow for early retirement of Eskom employees who, like Brian Molefe, were younger than 55.  

newsDaily Dispatch reports that Johnson & Johnson, one of the biggest manufacturers of medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer products in SA, will be retrenching 114 workers from the end of this month.  

saa thumb medium95 76Fin24 reports that South African Airways (SAA) lost altogether R31,781,701 when members of the SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) went on strike on 26 April.  

tshwane thumb100 Pretoria News reports that the fate of the Tshwane Metro Police Department’s head of crime prevention, Johanna Estresia “Trish” Armstrong, who allegedly lied about her qualifications during the recruitment process, is in the hands of city manager Moeketsi Mosola.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 15 May 2017.

nursing thumb medium90 93With International Nurses Day celebrated on Friday, Daily News interviewed nurses from four public hospitals in Durban, namely RK Khan Hospital, King Dinuzulu Hospital, Prince Mshiyeni Hospital and Addington Hospital, about their working conditions.  

samwu thumb medium80 78Netwerk24 reports that more than 3,000 employees of the Mangaung metro plan to go on a protected strike from Tuesday because of alleged corruption, nepotism and unauthorised meddling in the performance of work by ANC councillors.  

southafricalogoCity Press reports that the Commission for Employment Equity (CEE) has proposed changes to the way racial and gender employment targets are set.