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 Friday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Thursday, 1 September 2016.

newsEWN reports that the Gauteng Education Department says Marlboro Gardens Secondary School in Sandton will hold a disciplinary hearing for a teacher who threatened a pupil with a knife.  

newsThe Star reports that the local residents of Durban Deep have seemingly come to an unusual arrangement that a group of illegal miners in the area take action to remove the criminals in their midst.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92SowetanLive reports that a Limpopo school teacher has lost her job apparently after raising concerns about not being paid for six months.  

concourtThe Star reports that the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) has reserved judgment in an application for leave to appeal by a Metrobus driver, Sizwe Myathaza, who was suspended in 2007 for alleged ticket irregularities and subsequently fired.  

handcuffsANA reports that a North West police constable has been arrested for alleged possession of platinum worth R250,000 after the Hawks unit raided his house in Rustenburg on Thursday.  

farming thumb medium80 84GroundUp writes that Khulu Ngobese has been working on Westcliffe farm near Greytown for more than 20 years.  In August he became a beneficiary in a workers’ trust that will eventually own 50% of the farming business.  

concourtBDLive reports that the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) has ruled that employees on strike for backpay are entitled to stay on strike until the money has been paid, even where the employer has promised to pay it.  

CapeTownlogoNews24 reports that a group of firefighters have turned the heat up on the City of Cape Town, saying they are tired of being paid intern rates for facing the same flames as older colleagues.  

vavi1Greg Nicolson reports that former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi on Thursday said plans to establish a new trade union federation were well under way and unions would be meeting within three weeks to choose a launch date.  

parliamentIOL News reports that Cosatu has thrown its full weight behind a call from the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) for the suspension and investigation into Parliament’s secretary, Gengezi Mgidlana.  

newsBloomberg reports that the SA units of automakers are confident they are close to striking a wage deal with trade unions, a development that would help prevent strike action that has hampered the industry in the past.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 1 September 2016

news shutterstockIn our Thursday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Wednesday, 31 August 2016.

southafricalogoThe minimum wage in the private security sector will increase from 1 September 2016 by an average of 7.1% in terms of a sectoral determination (SD) that will expire on 31 August 2017.  

numsaBusiness Report writes that the former spokesman of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) claims the union is refusing to pay him out after a settlement was reached at the CCMA.  

graduate thumb100 SABC News reports that hundreds of students from the Maritime Business Computer College in Durban have been left stranded after the illegal college shut down without informing students.  

earningsSABC News reports that Eskom CEO Brian Molefe says he fails to understand why he should feel guilty about receiving a bonus when he met his targets of turning Eskom around.  

minerReuters reports that the mining industry had been making great safety strides, with mining deaths falling for eight straight years, until this year.  

cwu thumb medium90 95Fin24 reports that the Communication Workers Union (CWU) has cried foul over a damning labour court ruling handed down against it on Tuesday.  The Johannesburg Labour Court’s Judge AJ Snyman struck down the CWU’s bid to interdict Telkom from completing a restructuring process.  

richardsbaymineralsNews24 reports that a Richards Bay mining boss has been gunned down in an apparent hit, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Wednesday.  

strike thumb medium85 85Netwerk24 reports that the wage strike at Robertson Winery will continue for another week until next Wednesday.  

healthcareThe Citizen reports that Gauteng state hospitals are short of 574 doctors and 1,209 nurses, a written reply by Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu has revealed.  

cosatuBDLive reports that labour federation Cosatu on Wednesday called for restraint between its affiliate, the Communication Workers Union (CWU), and the SA Communist Party (SACP).  

sasolSABC News reports that the battle over salary increases continues at the Sasol coal mine in Secunda, Mpumalanga.  

pikitupANA reports that new City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has had to put out fires after only a week in the job following a stern warning from the EFF and Cosatu and its affiliate, the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Sadtu), against the privatisation of waste removal entity Pikitup.  

newsThe Citizen reports that a multibillion-rand joint venture between Chinese carmaker Beijing Automobile Industrial Corporation (BAIC) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) will see the construction of the largest automobile plant built in SA in 40 years.  

mtnBusiness Report writes that, with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) having withdrawn an interdict application aimed at preventing MTN from outsourcing its call centre facilities, both parties have agreed to “engage” on the matter.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 31 August 2016

news shutterstockIn our Wednesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Tuesday, 30 August 2016.