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.

CPUTNews 24 reports that twenty-eight security guards were arrested at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) for allegedly being unregistered.  

SapmaBusiness Report writes that thousands of jobs and the future existence of South African based paint manufacturers are at risk because of a government decision to negotiate the abolition of Chapter 39 import duties.  

exxaroMining Weekly reports that diversified miner Exxaro has received a revised set of demands from the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the parties will resume wage negotiations on Friday.  

implatsBusinessLive reports that Impala Platinum (Implats) is heading into turbulent times as it tackles its loss-making Rustenburg mines with an inevitable restructuring.  

sacpEWN reports that the SA Communist Party (SACP) and labour federation Cosatu in Gauteng say they have decided to launch their own election campaign for the 2019 elections without the ANC because they want to protect Gauteng from electoral capture.  

uberBusinessLive reports that the ongoing rivalry between Johannesburg metered taxi drivers and Uber operators appears set for court.  Each party laid criminal charges against the other at the Pretoria Central Police Station.  

effANA reports that members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Thursday arrived at Moscow in Tigane, near Klerksdorp, ahead of a march to the Gupta-owned Shiva Uranium Mine.  

numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Wednesday that it would be approaching the North Gauteng High Court as an intervening party, or ‘friend of the court’, in the matter of the interdict application by the Chamber of Mines against the implementation of the 2017 Reviewed Mining Charter.  

gautengThe Star reports that Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, on Wednesday said he supported the plans of the SA Council of Educators (SACE) to make public the names of those found guilty of sexually abusing pupils.  

nehawu80The New Age reports that the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) strike action at the Gauteng provincial legislature (GPL), which has entered its third week, continues unabated.  

mosebenzizwaneBusinessLive reports that on the eve of an urgent interdict application against the latest Mining Charter, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane reached an agreement with the Chamber of Mines to wait for a judicial review in December rather than appear in court on Thursday.  

sassaNews24 reports that MPs heard on Wednesday that the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) currently has more than 19,000 job posts available at the entity, but only has funding for half of them.  

sapsBusinessLive reports that police management have yet to act on a request by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) to suspend a major-general in crime intelligence accused of siphoning funds from a secret service account he oversees.  

southafricalogoBusinessLive reports that the Department of Labour has claimed more than R23m from 360 employers prosecuted for not complying with the Employment Equity Act (EEA).  

newsNews24 reports that two Taxify vehicles were set alight in Sunnyside, Pretoria, on Wednesday afternoon amid ongoing taxi violence in the province.  

EngenBusiness Report writes that job cuts are looming at Engen Petroleum as the oil and gas company undertakes a major shake-up.  Engen said it was in talks with employees to streamline the business in a bid to remain competitive.  

gunThe Star reports that a Soweto school has been left shaken after robbers out to steal its smart boards shot dead a security guard.  Madibane Comprehensive High School principal Lehlohonolo Molefe said the incident took place on Thursday.  

zumaPresident Jacob Zuma used a celebratory dinner for the National Development Plan (NDP) to stress the importance of inclusive economic growth in accomplishing the goals of the national plan.  

nehawu80The Star reports that various committee meetings of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature have been affected by the strike action of staff members, which has entered its third week.  

faithmuthambiEWN reports that Public Service and Administration Minister Faith Muthambi says her department is hard at work dealing with corruption.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92TimesLive reports that education officials were set to swoop on the Dlangezwa High School in northern KwaZulu-Natal after it emerged this week that a principal‚ teacher and a security guard at the school had been accused of sexual assault.  

numMining Weekly reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has served diversified miner Exxaro Resources with a notice to embark on a protected strike at the Grootegeluk mine, in Lephalale, Limpopo, and at the Leeuwpan mine, in Delmas, Mpumalanga.  

numsaANA reports that members of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) have downed tools at Mpact Plastics in Pinetown in Durban in protest against unequal wages and employee benefits.  

santacoBusiness Report writes that the planned taxi industry protests that were scheduled to take place on Wednesday, targeting vehicle manufacturer Beijing Automotive Works, a subsidiary of Beijing Automobile Industry in China, Sasol in Secunda and the Fourways Mall have been postponed.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Reuters reports that Lonmin indicated on Tuesday that the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) had told the platinum miner that it has failed to meet some of its social and labour plan obligations, but Lonmin added that it did not think its operating licence was in jeopardy.  

saceEWN reports that the SA Council for Educators (SACE) says it is pushing to have the names of teachers who have been struck off the roll to be made public.  

atmBloomberg reports that Vikram Pandit, who ran Citigroup Inc. during the financial crisis, says developments in technology could see some 30% of banking jobs disappearing in the next five years.  

parliamenteNCA reports that members of parliament's portfolio committee on mineral resources will on Wednesday visit Harmony Gold's Kusasalethu Mine near Carletonville.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Reuters reports that a senior official of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) was shot dead outside an Impala Platinum (Implats) mine on Tuesday morning in the Rustenburg area.  

blsa thumb medium70 98Colin Coleman, Partner MD at Goldman Sachs International and a Board Member of Business Leadership SA (BLSA), writes that last month business made its voice heard with a clear and simple message, namely ‘Business Believes in South Africa’.