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.

newsNews24 reports that two construction workers were killed when a truck crashed into a construction vehicle during road works in the Western Cape on Wednesday night.  

strike thumb medium85 85Fin24 reports that the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into state capture has been warned that its proceedings might be disrupted as from 14 March due to a planned strike by union members at media group Tiso Blackstar.  

Sibanye StillwaterMiningmx reports that shares in Sibanye-Stillwater are nearly 72% higher since the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) started its strike at the company’s local gold mines on 25 November.  

newsThe Citizen reports that the employees in Polokwane and Hammanskraal of Midrand-based construction company Khato Civils have downed tools following management’s contentious move on Monday to retrench 92 employees.  

southafricalogoBusinessLive reports that the government's Jobs Fund is beginning to yield results and more than 220,000 sustainable jobs have been created to date, MPs heard on Tuesday.  

AbsaBusiness Report writes that the Absa Group is restructuring its SA retail and business banking unit within months of reducing the division’s management team and rolling out a new strategy.  

cosatuMining Weekly reports that trade union federation Cosatu has denounced Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe’s statement that bringing criminal charges against mining bosses for fatalities at mines would cripple the industry.  

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of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Wednesday, 6 March 2019.

petrolpumpANA reports that the United Association of SA (Uasa) on Monday said the 74 cents per litre of petrol increase and almost R1 per litre of diesel increase that workers will pay as from Wednesday, combined with the increase in toll gate fees that came into effect on Friday, would have a negative effect on the economy.  

picBloomberg reports that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) rewarded employees with extra pay and bonuses for helping to cover up a culture of mismanagement and corruption at the money manager, according to the former chief technology officer.  

vwEngineering News reports that Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has created work opportunities for 560 unemployed youth through the Youth Employment Service (YES) programme, the company indicated in a statement on Tuesday.  

education thumb100 DispatchLIVE reports that an Eastern Cape school principal and his head of department have been suspended after admitting to destroying the examination papers of five pupils last year.  

newsTimesLIVE reports that a passenger in the front seat had to be hauled out of a burning taxi through the driver's shattered window on the Soweto Golden Highway, near Booysens, on Wednesday morning.  

kznlogo thumb100 Daily News reports that the Public and Allied Workers’ Union of SA (Pawusa) has lambasted the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) health department for “wasting” about R40 million on an unaccredited course for mortuary technicians.  

vutSowetan reports that the breakdown in relations between the vice-chancellor of the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) and a senior director has led to the latter walking away with a R4m settlement.  

nehawu80EWN reports that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) says it has not received notification of a court interdict to stop its action at the Dr Yusuf Dadoo Hospital in Krugersdorp.  

newsThe Star reports that thousands of disgruntled Tiso Blackstar staff may soon embark on national strike action following a decision on Monday by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to grant them a certificate of non-resolution of a dispute.  

tshwane thumb100 EWN reports that Tshwane’s new mayor Stevens Mokgalapa has defended Moeketsi Mosola remaining in his position as city manager, arguing that he lacks the powers to oust him.  

protestGroundUp reports that on Tuesday Gauteng community health care workers blocked entrances to the Department of Health building on Thabo Sehume Street in Tshwane.  

handcuffsThe Citizen reports that a 34-year-old domestic worker, who was arrested following a theft at a home in Umhlatuzana, KwaZulu-Natal, has been denied bail.  

tshwane thumb100 The Citizen reports that Tshwane city manager Moeketsi Mosola faces accusations of purging senior staff in the mayor’s office after he fired two officials soon after Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa terminated the irregular GladAfrica contract.  

Solidarity2TimesLIVE reports that Solidarity has indicated that on Wednesday it would ask that the Labour Court in Johannesburg to set aside the sport and recreation ministry's transformation charter.  

auroraBL Premium reports that Khulubuse Zuma, nephew of former president Jacob Zuma, is back in negotiations with the liquidators of the Pamodzi mining group to pay more than R1.4bn he personally owes to creditors.  

retirementBusinessLive reports that most service providers, including lawyers and administrators, are overcharging retirement funds, endangering the ability of employees to retire with dignity, according to the industry regulator.  

gautengNews24 reports that Gauteng MEC for roads and transport, Ismail Vadi, has announced his intention to close Nancefield Dube West Taxi Association (Nanduwe) and Witwatersrand Taxi Association (WATA) taxi ranks and routes in Soweto.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that a 40-year-old woman, accused of beating a teacher with an umbrella “to teach her a lesson”, was granted bail at the Mankwe Magistrate Court in Mogwase on Tuesday.  

kznlogo thumb100 The Mercury writes that financial support of R1.1 billion has been provided to small and emerging businesses in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) by the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs in the past five years.  

Sibanye StillwaterMiningmx reports that Sibanye-Stillwater has withdrawn a back to work proposal it had offered to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) to end a strike at its gold operations.  

strike thumb medium85 85EWN reports that workers at the Dr Yusuf Dadoo Hospital in Krugersdorp say they will intensify their strike if management goes ahead and implements the ‘no work, no pay’ principle.  

MidvaalEWN reports that a Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) and four directors at the Midvaal Local Municipality, which is run by the Democratic Alliance (DA), have been implicated in a cash-for-jobs scandal.