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.

cosatuBusinessLive reports that Cosatu said on Wednesday that the cancellation of speeches at the union federation’s May Day rally on Monday in the Free State reflected the anger of workers towards the ANC-led government and factionalism within the alliance.  

sadtu90BusinessLive reports that the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) continues to block the implementation of principal-performance agreements across the country.  

ramaphosaNews24 reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Wednesday publicly voiced its support for Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to become the next president of the country.  

parliamentNews24 reports that the chairperson of the TVET colleges governors' council told MPs on Wednesday it was a miracle that some TVET (Technical Vocational Education and Training) colleges were still open given their lack of funding.  

saa thumb medium95 76Fin24 reports that the Labour Court has granted South African Airways (SAA) a final order interdicting the SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) and its members from embarking on industrial action and declaring last week’s industrial action an unprotected strike.  

news shutterstockIn our Wednesday roundup, see summaries
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amnestyinternationalTimesLive writes that press freedom is being increasingly compromised in southern Africa‚ where journalists and media owners are being targeted for exposing the truth.  

zumaThe Star reports that Cosatu affiliates have warned the ANC not to even think about deploying President Jacob Zuma to address or attend the labour federation’s important mid-term meeting scheduled for later this month.  

ancTMG Digital/BusinessLive report that the ANC has accused those who prevented President Jacob Zuma from speaking at Cosatu’s main Workers’ Day rally on Monday of reducing the significance of the day by their "unacceptable behaviour".  

solidariteitBusinessTech reports that Solidarity and AfriForum have challenged the SA Rugby Union (SARU), Cricket SA (CSA), Athletics SA (ASA) and Netball SA (NSA) to defend their agreed racial quotas relating to team selection before the Labour Court.  

parliamentThe Citizen reports that the ANC in Parliament on Tuesday tried its best to assure the public that President Jacob Zuma having been heckled, shunned and booed away from addressing Cosatu’s workers’ rally in Bloemfontein on Monday was “healthy”.  

southafricalogoTimesLive reports that disciplinary hearing for the second Nkandla "fall guy” in Durban on Wednesday morning was postponed after only six minutes.  

groupfiveBusiness Report writes that listed construction company Group Five is going through a restructuring process and is set to retrench.  

SaftuDaily News reports that the newly formed South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) is exploring the possibility of forming a new political party, which would participate in future elections on behalf of workers.  

comDavid McKay reports that discussions regarding how wage talks will be held in SA’s coal industry remain deadlocked, raising the risk that unions might embark on a national strike.  

employment thumb100 Business Report writes that integrated facilities management firm Servest is confident it can double its workforce of 4,500 in Cape Town within the next three years.  This was indicated by CE Steve Wallbanks on Tuesday at the launch of the firm’s new head office in Ndabeni, Cape Town.  

gunThe Citizen reports that a truck driver was shot and killed by three men pretending to be hitchhikers in the Mfekayi area of KwaZulu-Natal.  

saa thumb medium95 76BusinessLive reports that the SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) is expected to go to court on Wednesday to seek the immediate resumption of industrial action at SA Airways (SAA).  

petrosaBusiness Report writes that Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi has lashed out at the executives of PetroSA for paying themselves millions of rands in bonuses after the entity had suffered a financial loss of R14.5-billion.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 2 May 2017

news shutterstockIn our Tuesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Friday, 28 April 2017.

saa thumb medium95 76EWN reports that the SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) indicated that it was hoping to meet with SA Airways (SAA) on Tuesday to resolve their labour dispute.  

SaftueNCA reports that Irvin Jim, general secretary of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa), used Monday's May Day rally to pay tribute to the country's miners.  Numsa joined forces with the newly formed SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) to mark this year's Workers' Day in Durban.  

mpumaSABC News reports that Mpumalanga Premier, David Mabuza has said that international and domestic mining companies were all welcome to absorb Lily Gold Mine near Barberton and continue with its mining business.  

newsSABC News reports that Black First Land First (BLF) and small-scale miners gathered on Friday at the Samaria Informal Settlement in Kimberley in the Northern Cape to discuss the treatment of zama-zama's (illegal miners) by government.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Mining Weekly reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) celebrated Workers Day on Monday with a rally at the Griffons Rugby Stadium, in Welkom, in the Free State.  

citypowerThe Star reports that City Power has warned Johannesburg residents not to allow any person, technician or contractor onto their property without first verifying their credentials with City Power’s risk control unit.  

handcuffsThe New Age reports that an official at the Department of Labour in Tzaneen has been arrested for allegedly demanding a bribe from a construction company owner.  

cosatuThe Citizen writes that the collapse of a Workers’ Day rally in Bloemfontein on Monday, where ANC President Jacob Zuma was booed and shown the door, should serve as a “wake-up call” and showed signs of a crumbling ANC-led tripartite alliance.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92eNCA reports that Metrorail on Tuesday suspended morning peak train services between Johannesburg and Vereeniging – via Midway – after service delivery protesters placed objects on the tracks and set them alight.