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: 16-05-2019

newsEWN reports that security been heightened on a stretch of the N1 in the De Doorns area in the Western Cape.  Three trucks have been targeted by criminals since Sunday.  

protestSABC News reports that former employees of Lily Mine in Barberton, Mpumalanga, have threatened to go underground to retrieve a container in which three people were trapped and killed after the mine caved in three years ago as a result of a crown pillar collapse.  

Stats SAFin24 reports that SA’s unemployment rate increased to 27.6% in the first quarter of 2019, Stats SA announced on Tuesday.  The jobless rate at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018 was 27.1%, meaning the rate increased by half a percentage point.  

newsThe Star reports that the dead bodies of two men, suspected to be illegal miners, were found on Monday morning at the sides of two roads in Ekurhuleni in the vicinity of an abandoned mine shaft where illegal mining is known to take place.  

southafricalogoANA reports that the Department of Labour in the North West pointed out on Monday that labour inspectors did not issue spot fines.