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.

CPUTEWN reports that striking workers at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) say that, while their frustrations with management are mounting, they will not take drastic action as they wait for a response concerning their grievances.  

buffalocitymetroDispatchLive reports that the embattled Buffalo City Metro (BCM) lurched from one crisis to another on Thursday when hundreds of its employees downed tools and took to the streets in protest over promotions, back payments and outsourcing services.  

vavi1Sowetan writes that the Sunday Times has reported that Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has been courting Zwelinzima Vavi, former general secretary of labour federation Cosatu.  

VantageGoldfieldsThe Citizen writes that there are currently 650 workers at Vantage Goldfields’ Lily Mine anxiously waiting to hear whether or not they will in fact receive their pay at the end of April.  

irvinjimSaturday Star writes that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) believes this year’s wage negotiations in the vulnerable metal and engineering sector will not be a smooth ride.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 22 April 2016

OakbayBDLive reports that a sympathy campaign has been launched to save Oakbay Investments, with a letter claiming to be from employees making an "impassioned plea" to the CEOs of local banks to resume banking services.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 20 April 2016

solidariteitMining Weekly reports that the proposed new broad-based black economic-empowerment Mining Charter could mean devastating consequences for the ailing mining industry, Solidarity believes.  

vavi1News24 reports that former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi was found not guilty of speeding in the Edenvale Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.  

OakbayReuters reports that workers at Oakbay Investments appealed on Wednesday to South African banks to restore relations with their company, saying their livelihoods were at stake.  

southafricalogoBDLive reports that the much-maligned Compensation Fund has embarked on an action plan to fix its problems, with "significant" progress having been made over the past year in the processing of claims.  

cosatuBDLive reports that reeling from arson and vandalism in Cape Town‚ which many have linked to “illegal strike action”‚ Metrorail has now been threatened with formal industrial action by Cosatu.  

earningsFin24 reports that minimum wage increases will come into effect for the hospitality industry on 1 July and will be applicable until June 30 2017, the Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa (Fedhasa) in the Cape region cautioned on Tuesday.  

ComairBDLive reports that almost a week after downing tools over salary increases‚ Comair workers affiliated to the United Association of SA (Uasa) reached a settlement with the company on Tuesday afternoon.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 19 April 2016

strike thumb medium85 85EWN reports that the Outsourcing Must Fall movement says workers at the Tshwane South TVET College’s Atteridgeville campus have indicated that they will down tools from today (Tuesday).  

sabmillerlogoBDLive reports that the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) is hoping to secure the same sort of treatment for its members as the 1,700 SABMiller managers when the merger with Anheuser Busch InBev (AB InBev) is finalised.  

gavel thumb100 The New Age reports that the case against 17 Marikana mineworkers charged for the murder of 10 people prior to the 16 August 2012 massacre has been postponed again.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92News24 reports that Metrorail has warned of delays of up to two hours on services in Cape Town on Tuesday morning due to vandalised equipment.  

solidariteitMining Weekly reports that trade union Solidarity on Monday secured the inclusion of skilled workers in the peace agreement concluded last week by gold miner Sibanye Gold and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu).  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 18 April 2016

uasa thumb medium70 84EWN reports that the United Association of SA (Uasa) will be meeting with Comair at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) on Tuesday to continue wage negotiations aimed at ending the union’s current strike.  

exxaroBloomberg reports that, citing low commodity prices and a drop in equity investment, diversified miner Exxaro Resources may cut as many as 565 jobs from its coal to ferroalloy operations.  

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numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Sunday welcomed the reviewed Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Charter for the SA mining and minerals industry (mining charter) as gazetted by Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane.  

ancANA reports that unemployment levels, particularly among the youth, was a major concern for the African National Congress (ANC), President Jacob Zuma said on Saturday at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.  

newsSunday Independent reports that five illegal miners have died after being trapped underground since Thursday evening, when the 90m-deep Bosveld Mine in Pongola, in northern KwaZulu-Natal, collapsed.  

samwu thumb medium80 78ANA reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) on Friday rejected reports linking it to a yet-to-be established federation of trade unions, saying such an association would be an “ill-conceived formation”.  

sibanyeANA reports that trade union Solidarity was due to meet on Monday with Sibanye Gold’s management to discuss the union’s demand that the recent agreement concluded with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) be extended to skilled workers.