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.

protestCaxton News Service reports that a protest over jobs caused heavy traffic congestion at the Stormvoël toll plaza in East Lynne, in Pretoria, on Monday morning.  

fedusa thumb medium80 85EWN reports that President Jacob Zuma has declared 27 December a public holiday following a request by the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa).  

numsaBusiness Report writes that substantial progress was made in “make or break” negotiations between trade unions and the retail motor industry last week.  

nelsonmandelabayBDLive reports that new Nelson Mandela Bay Metro (NMBM) Mayor Athol Trollip has banned all business and first-class domestic air travel for municipal officials and public representatives.  

newsWeekend Argus reports that the Department of Labour (DOL) has vowed to take legal action against businesses dragging their heels to transform the workplace.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that two Lonmin mineworkers arrested for possession of explosive were each granted bail of R1,000 at the Brits Magistrate’s Court on Friday.    

newsSABC News reports that illegal diamond miners in Kimberley are adamant they will continue their operations, saying it is a struggle for survival.  

handcuffsANA reports that two more Ugandans have appeared in court in connection with a scam in which people were defrauded, usually of their pension payouts, with promises that their “ancestors” would multiply the money.  

UbankBusiness Report writes that UBank, whose clients are 90% miners in the gold and platinum sector, is diversifying its client base.  

houseGreg Nicolson writes that a showdown looms in Marikana as government might begin evicting those who have occupied new houses on land donated by platinum producer Lonmin.  

healthcareHealth E-News reports that a week after workers at the Manapo Hospital in Phuthaditjhaba, in QwaQwa in the Free State, began their strike, health workers at other hospitals joined the action.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 17 September and Sunday, 18 September 2016

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 16 September 2016

headgearSungula Nkabinde reports that, barring a few exceptions, submissions from government departments at the national hearing on the socio-economic challenges facing mining-affected communities left a lot to be desired.  

newsBDLive reports that according to a new survey released on Thursday, record numbers of employees are staying in their jobs rather than looking for new ones amid concern about weak economic growth.  

easterncape thumb100 DispatchLive reports that Eastern Cape provincial traffic officers have stopped overtime duties following a long-running dispute with the department of transport over outstanding payments.  

numANA writes that on 16 September 1986, 177 mineworkers were killed at Kinross Mine in one of South Africa’s worst mine disasters.  

telkom thumb100 ITWeb reports that most of the striking Communication Workers Union (CWU) members at Telkom returned to work this week after a month-long strike was suspended last Friday, but no deal has yet been reached between the parties.  

saa thumb medium95 76The Citizen reports that besieged SA Airways (SAA) board chairperson Dudu Myeni has received backing from the unexpected quarter of City of Johannesburg councillor Leanne Williams.  

newsThe Citizen reports that the mineworkers allegedly owed R28 million by a company owned by former Northern Cape premier Manne Dipico have been forced to sleep on the streets of Tshwane.  

numsaBusiness Report writes that workers in the new tyre-manufacturing sector appear to be heading towards going on strike.  

parliamentBDLive reports that the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) on Thursday called an end to its strike at Parliament following discussions with management facilitated by the CCMA.  

nehawu80TimesLive reports that a strike scheduled for Thursday by the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) at Durban’s Dube TradePort was called off.  

nelsonmandelabayHeraldLive reports that striking Nelson Mandela Bay municipal refuse workers and their bosses have reached a compromise, with the city agreeing to pay a year’s once-off payout that could cost millions of rands.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 15 September 2016

news shutterstockIn our Thursday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Wednesday, 14 September 2016.

newsANA reports that the chairperson of the Zimbabwean Community in South Africa, Ngqabutho Mabhena, criticised the SA government for calling off the rescue operation at a disused Langlaagte shaft, saying it was arrogant.  

concourtBizNews reports that according to Odette Geldenhuys of law firm Webber Wentzel, the Constitutional Court’s judgment to change the management of emoluments attachment orders (EAOs), also known as garnishee orders, is a “100% win” for indebted people in SA.  

ambulanceCape Times reports that community policing forums (CPF) will escort Cape Town emergency personnel into crime hot spots after 70 attacks on them over the past year.  

mosebenzizwaneTMG Digital reports that trade union federation Cosatu took aim at Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane on Wednesday, accusing him of "nationalistic attitudes" towards mine workers trapped in a Langlaagte shaft.