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.

news shutterstockIn our Tuesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Monday, 5 September 2016.

implatsheadgear smlSungula Nkabinde writes that it’s difficult to quantify the impact of politics on SA mining, but it’s bad, particularly because of the chronic uncertainty.  Moreover, there are few times in the history of South Africa that its economy has been at the mercy of its politics as it is now.  

sandf thumb medium90 89EWN reports that twenty-seven employees have been suspended at the SA Army Support Base in Polokwane, Limpopo, following allegations of widespread fraud.  

newsNews24 reports that the Nquthu teacher who allegedly filmed himself having sex with his pupils will undergo an HIV test, the KwaZulu-Natal education department said on Monday.  

mosebenzizwaneIOL News reports that labour federation Cosatu has called on President Jacob Zuma to discipline the Mineral Resources Minister, Mosebenzi Zwane.  

VantageGoldfieldsSungula Nkabinde writes that nearly seven months on, the collapse of Vantage Goldfields’ Lily Mine is slowly becoming a forgotten story.  

NTUCFin24 reports that the National Trade Union Congress of SA (NTUC) claims that a new labour federation under the leadership of Zwelinzima Vavi would be simply a “copy and paste” of its position.  

ambulanceCape Argus reports that Western Cape (WC) paramedics are planning a protest march after more than 60 of them have come under attack when responding to calls.  

southafricalogoBDLive reports that the Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund, by its own admission, spent R1bn irregularly last year.  

parliamentBDLive reports that the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has ruled that Parliament should pay researchers salary increases, which are four years overdue, retrospectively.  

RichardsBayMineralsBusiness Report writes that Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) said there was no link between recent community unrest and the killings in the area of two youths and a company executive.  

limpopo thumb100 BDLive reports that the Limpopo provincial government might soon review the stringent controls on its payroll, allowing the various departments to take charge of their recruitment requirements.  

numFin24 reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Monday more than 1,500 members will march on Tuesday against planned retrenchments at Sibanye Gold's loss-making Cooke 4 mine.  

amcu thumb medium80 81BDLive reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said on Monday it had declared wage deadlocks with all of the three largest platinum houses over its demands for a R12,500 basic monthly salary.  

news shutterstockIn our Monday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Friday, 2 September 2016.

ceppwawuBusiness Report writes that an attempted power grab by a faction of paper and chemicals union Ceppwawu failed in the high court in Pretoria last week, leaving the beleaguered union in an even deeper constitutional and financial hole.  

richardsbaymineralsCity Press reports that the HR general manager at Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) in northern KwaZulu-Natal was gunned down last week in the latest in a series of shocking developments at the troubled Rio Tinto mine.  

denosa thumb medium60 92EWN reports that the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA (Denosa) says it will give government more time to outline safety measures for its members working in vulnerable areas.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92EWN reports that KwaZulu-Natal police are investigating the cause of an accident involving a goods train that has left two people dead in Hillcrest.  

holomisaThe Citizen reports that United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa announced on Monday that he has honoured his pledge and has paid the R50,000 he pledged on 16 August to the Marikana Trust Fund.  

saceCity Press reports that the SA Council for Educators (Sace) has called for the establishment of a single database of blacklisted teachers who have committed sex offences against pupils.  

cwu thumb medium90 95BDLive reports that the Communication Workers Union (CWU) will meet with Telkom on Wednesday to discuss a settlement to end a more than month-long strike over wages and other issues.  

numsaTMG Digital reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has announced that it has terminated its relationship with its former spokesman‚ Castro Ngobese.  

ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107ANA reports that an Ekurhuleni disaster and emergency management services (EMS) fire engine was set alight by community members in Moleleki section Katlehong on Sunday morning.  The fire crew was responding to a shack fire.  

newsTimesLive reports that fraudsters masquerading as government employment agents have conned thousands of desperate job seekers into divulging their personal details, which they use to commit crimes.  

sapsThe New Age reports that 72 police officers were killed between March 2015 and April this year and 40 of those were killed in the line of duty.  This was an increase on the 63 police officers killed in the same period from 2014.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 3 September and Sunday, 4 September 2016

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 2 September 2016

labourcourtsTMG Digital reports that the Labour Court has ordered that 14 Communication Workers Union (CWU) members must explain to the court in November why they should not be held be in contempt for contravening an interdict.  

telkom thumb100 ANA reports that Telkom employees affiliated with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) staged yet another protest outside Luthuli House in Johannesburg on Friday.