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.

Last Update: 28-05-2020

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Thursday, 28 May 2020.

gavel thumb100 GroundUp reports that in an urgent application, Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) has asked the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to declare the lockdown directive which requires reclaimers to apply to municipalities for a work permit unconstitutional and invalid.  

retirementThe Star reports that fear has gripped a Gauteng retirement village that houses more than 400 vulnerable senior citizens after a staff member working in the food preparation section allegedly tested positive for Covid-19.  

Netcare911News24 reports that the Netcare Sunward Park Hospital in Boksburg has closed its theatres for seven days and has diverted ambulance emergencies after some staff members tested positive for Covid-19.  

education thumb100 The Star reports that unions have thrown their weight behind the Department of Basic Education’s (DBE’s) plan to defer teaching of some of the content yet to be covered in classrooms to the next grade.