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.

healthcareWeekend Argus reports on a Tygerberg doctor who has opened up about the emotional exhaustion of facing more deaths in the past year than in her entire ten years as a doctor.

southafricalogoBL Premium reports that the government has offered public servants a revised wage offer that amounts to a 1.5% increase plus a R1,000 cash allowance, which would result in an effective 11.7% increase for the lowest paid public servants.

saa thumb medium95 76Fin24 reports that SA Airways (SAA) wants to resume talks with pilots after the Labour Court dismissed an application by their association on Thursday.

SanefTimesLIVE reports that the SA National Editors' Forum (Sanef) said on Sunday that journalists have suffered "brazen physical and verbal abuse" while covering events outside former president Jacob Zuma's homestead in Nkandla.

sapsNews24 reports that the SA Police Service (SARS) is gearing up to vaccinate its members, with at least 180,000 officers and other staff being targeted to get the jab.

bladenzimandeSowetan reports that the government’s push to enrol more pupils at the country’s 50 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges has been dealt a severe blow.

ancThe Star reports that the African National Congress (ANC) in Johannesburg has asked its deployees in the city to take urgent action in the two-month long Metrobus strike.

samalogo thumb medium85 87Reuters reports that the SA Medical Association (SAMA) threatened on Thursday to take the government to court because scores of new junior doctors cannot find work placements.

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education90EWN reports that the Department of Basic Education (DBE) on Wednesday said the Covid-19 vaccination programme in the sector was gaining momentum.

fikilembalulaIndependent Media reports that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found that Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula irregularly appointed and paid three advisors millions of rand without the required approval of the Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu.

medicaldoctorANA reports that according to the national Department of Health (DOH), it has begun the allocation of medical graduates to provinces, in batches.

UNTUEngineering News reports that the United National Transport Union (Untu) has accepted Transnet’s revised final wage offer for this year, after an overwhelming response from the majority of the union’s branches to accept the offer.

mpumaNews24 reports that three suspects appeared in the Mbombela Magistrate's Court in Mpumalanga on Monday on charges of fraud, theft and money laundering after allegedly defrauding the Department of Education of more than R6.4 million.

sabmillerThe Citizen reports that SA Breweries (SAB) announced on Wednesday it would be pursuing urgent legal action in a bid to challenge the government’s fourth ban of alcohol sales for on-site and off-site consumption.

gavel thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that three men convicted of murder related to the 2018 deadly torching of a bus that was transporting mineworkers have each been sentenced to life imprisonment.

southafricalogoNews24 reports that the public inquiry into the 2018 Rheinmetall Denel Munition explosion that left eight people dead has been postponed.

RichardsBayMineralsBL Premium reports that Rio Tinto declared force majeure at its Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) operation in SA, after the murder of a senior manager and continuing violence in surrounding communities disrupted business.

newsFin24 reports that employees of Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) were informed on Tuesday of a possible retrenchment process in terms of the Labour Relations Act.

denosa thumb medium60 92ANA reports that the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA (Denosa) has welcomed the stricter level 4 restrictions announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday in an effort to contain the runaway spread of Covid-19 across the country.

ambulanceTimesLIVE reports that while paramedics were parked at a Cape Town hospital on Tuesday, they heard multiple gunshots nearby and rushed in the direction of the bangs.

earningsTimesLIVE reports that as indicated in the fourth annual SweepSouth report on pay and working conditions for domestic work across Africa, domestic workers' earnings are falling below the living wage in SA.

Busa2Fin24 reports that the business sector is part of a push to get government to reinstate the Unemployment Insurance Fund's (UIF’s) Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (Ters).

acsaFin24 reports that suspended general manager of OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, Bongiwe Pityi-Vokwana, is no longer employed by Airports Company SA (ACSA).

nedlacBL Premium reports that the social partners in the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) are thrashing out a plan to provide income support for workers who will be laid off in economic sectors that will have to close over the next two weeks under level 4 of the Covid-19 lockdown.

VinproBL Premium reports that Vinpro has filed an urgent interdict to lift the ban on the sale of alcohol in the Western Cape and has asked the court to allow for the provincial government to make its own rules on liquor sales.

newsNews24 reports that the manager of the Seaview Predator Park in Gqeberha, where a Siberian tiger killed an employee on 16 June, is living in fear after receiving death threats. The park has also been vandalised.

SanefNews24 reports that according to the SA National Editors' Forum (Sanef), journalists will be prioritised for vaccination under the country's Covid-19 vaccine rollout programme.

education thumb100 News24 reports that the Federation of Governing Bodies of South African School (Fedsas) is outraged at what it claims to be a "u-turn" by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) regarding the vaccination of certain education sector employees.

bhekiceleBL Premium reports that Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Tuesday that police would enforce strict adherence to the two-week, adjusted level 4 lockdown regulations announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday.