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.

rustenburgmunicipalityANA reports that Rustenburg in North West has not fully recovered from the 2014 protracted strike in the platinum mines, executive mayor Mpho Khunou said on Tuesday.  

phiyegaNews24 reports that the closing arguments in the Claassen Board of Inquiry to investigate suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega's fitness to hold office, will be heard on Wednesday.  

meibcBusiness Report writes that the National Union of Metalworkers SA (Numsa) has declared a dispute with employers over the extension of levy agreements to non-party members at the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC).  

gautraineNCA reports that Gautrain experienced technical difficulties on Wednesday morning, with disrupted routes between Sandton and Park Station.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 31 May 2016

news shutterstockIn our Tuesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Monday, 30 May 2016.

southafricalogoeNCA reports that Government says there are plans to speed up the compensation process for mineworkers and their families.  

sabcTMG Digital reports that the SABC says its ban on staff from making political comments or posting pictures of themselves wearing party regalia on social media is merely a reiteration of its existing policy on social media conduct.  

sibanyeDavid McKay reports that Sibanye has said it would remain consistent in its treatment of unprotected strikes following a decision by the Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union (Amcu) to return to work at Kroondal Platinum Mine.  

newsNews24 reports that a week since two men were killed during evictions in Hammanskraal, the company that employed them has failed to shed light on what went wrong on that day.  

TMG Digital reports that more than half of South Africans in the corporate turn a blind eye to business misconduct.  

OakbayNews24 reports that the Gupta-owned Oakbay Investments holding company has instituted disciplinary action against its employees who were critical of a letter in which management pleaded with the banks to reopen its accounts.  

sapsCape Times reports on integral changes made to the structure of the SA Police Service (SAPS), which will see several officers around the country being referred to by different titles from Tuesday.  

cosatuNews24 reports that Cosatu said on Monday that the SABC’s decision to stop broadcasting images of violent protests smacked of autocracy and was deeply patronizing.  

solidariteitNews24 reports that trade union Solidarity and civil rights organisation AfriForum will on Tuesday announce legal action to be instituted against quotas in sport.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 30 May 2016

news shutterstockIn our Monday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Friday, 27 May 2016.

numEWN reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says it’s disturbed that operations at the Lily Mine will resume next month despite the fact that three workers are still trapped underground after a shaft caved in in February.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Reuters and Fin24 report that workers at Sibanye's platinum mine in Rustenburg will return to work on Monday evening following a wildcat strike on Friday, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said on Monday.  

meibcBusiness Times reports that employers in the metal and engineering industry want a forensic audit carried out on the sector's bargaining council at their expense - and until that is done they will not budge on a levy increase.  

marikanacommission thumb100 Sunday Independent reports that the South African government has been slammed by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for its handling of the Marikana massacre and other matters.  

implatsSABC News reports that rescue teams at Impala Platinum Mines in Rustenburg worked throughout the weekend searching for missing miner, Moses Mamogwa, but without any success.  

santacoTMG Digital reports that an expected taxi strike in Gauteng on Monday is on hold for the time being.  According to officials, there will be no taxi strike until talks between the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) and the Gauteng provincial government have been concluded.  

newsSABC News reported on Friday that municipal workers at Mokopane and 179 surrounding villages in the Mogalakwena municipality were back at work after a month-long strike for better wages.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Rapport writes that former Lonmin human resources head Barnard Mokwena was listed as a paid “deep cover” agent on the State Security Agency (SSA) central source index from 2004 until at least the end of 2012.  

durbanANA reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Sunday that eThekwini city manager S’bu Sithole needed to explain why buses have not been operating in Durban for the past three days.  

sibanyeBDLive reports that Sibanye Gold on Friday obtained a court interdict to stop a strike at its Kroondal mine and said it expected the employees to return to work on Monday or face disciplinary action.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 28 May and Sunday, 29 May 2016

newsEWN reports that the National Taxi Alliance (NTA) has confirmed there will be no taxi strike in Gauteng on Monday.  The Community Safety Department released a statement on Sunday expressing its concern over the looming strike in the industry.  

DCSTMG Digital reports that the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has warned that a number of “faceless-fraudsters” have been robbing unsuspecting job seekers by promising non-existent jobs and learnership opportunities‚ using various social media platforms.