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.

MineralsCouncilSAFin24 reports that with wage negotiations in the gold sector set to begin this week, the Minerals Council SA (formerly called the Chamber of Mines) said that finding common ground was critical for the industry’s sustainability.  

SolidarityMining Weekly reports that trade union Solidarity has welcomed the position taken by Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe during the Mining Charter summit that all employees below senior management level should receive equal benefits from the charter’s proposed shareholding scheme, regardless of race.  

joburgcityNews24 reports that the City of Johannesburg's Department of Public Safety has put several measures in place in relation to the insourcing of 4,000 security guards who were previously outsourced to various security service providers.  

protestANA reports that police had to step in to ensure the smooth flow of traffic on Victoria Road in Pietermaritzburg as angry striking workers resorted to throwing eggs at those inside the Eddels Shoe factory premises on Tuesday.  

harmonyNews24 reports that a miner died in a fall of ground accident at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine in Carletonville on Tuesday morning.  

Solidarity2BusinessLive reports that Solidarity advised on Tuesday that Vuyani Jarana, CEO of South African Airways (SAA), had given the trade union a written undertaking to immediately initiate a process to procure a strategic partner.  

goldbarsANA reports that wage talks between mining sector trade unions and gold producers are expected to start on Wednesday, the Minerals Council SA (previously known as the Chamber of Mines) said on Monday.  

strike thumb medium85 85ANA reports that members of the Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (Sactwu) in the footwear sector went on strike on Monday.  

coalEWN reports that despite management by that all workers at the Optimum Coal mine have been paid, several employees say that this is definitely not the case.  

cwu thumb medium90 95City Press reports that a nationwide strike by thousands of SA Post Office (Sapo) and Telkom workers has left hundreds of social grant beneficiaries stranded.  

eskomBusinessLive reports that wage negotiation between Eskom and labour representatives are set to resume on Tuesday even as the power utility continues its fight to stave off another bout of load shedding.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Monday, 9 July 2018.

nursing thumb medium90 93SowetanLive reports that for Phathiswa Sotyantsi there was no greater feeling than walking into Stutterheim Hospital no longer as a cleaner, but clad in a nurse’s white uniform.  

saa thumb medium95 76ANA reports that on Monday Solidarity said that at a press conference on Tuesday it would reveal the extensive written undertakings it has received from South African Airways (SAA).  

implatsBloomberg writes that Impala Platinum (Implats) is facing some tough choices as the platinum producer works to stem losses at aging shafts amid slumping prices for the metal.  

zumaThe Star reports that hundreds of aspiring artisans, let down by the Department of Water and Sanitation under its former minister Nomvula Mokonyane, fear they will leave a bungled skills project empty handed next month.  

npaEWN reports that Mduduzi Manana's former domestic worker is to apparently submit a fresh affidavit this week detailing how the ANC member of parliament allegedly assaulted her.  

handcuffsTimeslive reports that police have claimed a big breakthrough in cash-in-transit heists‚ smashing a syndicate and arresting 23 people in raids across Pretoria and Johannesburg.  

cwu thumb medium90 95The Citizen reports that the Communication Workers Union (CWU), which is leading a countrywide strike at the SA Post Office (Sapo) and at Telkom, is confident about breaking the wage increase deadlock with Sapo.  

eskomEWN reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) says it’s hopeful that labour unions can resolve the ongoing wage dispute with Eskom when negotiations resume on Tuesday.  

fawuLandbou reports that since 27 June some 700 employees of the dairy processing company Parmalat have been locked-out of the company’s premises in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.  

roadpassengerbargcouncilBusinessLive reports that some of the five companies that have applied to be exempted from complying with the recent bus sector wage agreement want the agreement declared unlawful, unfair and unconstitutional.  

ancBusinessLive reports that the ANC and its alliance partners will hold their first political council since the election of President Cyril Ramaphosa as governing party president.  

FidelityNews24 reports that security company Fidelity says that despite figures indicating a reduction in cash-in-transit incidents during the month of June, it could be a different story for July.  

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 6 July 2018.

handcuffsNews24 reports that a female Tshwane metro police officer is among 23 people arrested last week for various crimes related to cash-in-transit heists.  

durbanSunday Tribune reports that a woman described as “the mayor’s helper” is at the centre of an investigation after it emerged that she did not have the relevant qualifications or experience to take up a senior manager’s post at the eThekwini Municipality.  

VantageGoldfieldsMail & Guardian reports that just months after clinching a deal to revive the Lily Mine in Mpumalanga, Vantage Goldfields now faces claims that it was acting negligently while the mine was under care and maintenance.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92Netwerk24 reports that the July school holidays have not been extended and schools will reopen on 17 July as planned.  

miners2Mining Weekly reports that workplace health and safety compensation funds Rand Mutual Assurance (RMA), Federated Employer’s Mutual Assurance Company and the Department of Labour Compensation Fund on Thursday launched the Occupational Disease Prevention Campaign.