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.

mildredoliphantNews24 reports that Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant said on Tuesday that about 500,000 workers were risking their lives on construction sites that did not comply with health and safety laws.  

earningsThe Star reports that talks on a national minimum wage for South Africa have effectively deadlocked, dashing hopes of its implementation this year.  

gunANA reports that a man posing as a patient shot dead a security guard at a Durban clinic before shooting dead a policeman tasked with finding the guard’s killer.  

VantageGoldfieldsNetwerk24 reports that if the Lily Gold Mine should cut its overhead costs then reportedly an investor would be willing to take over the mine owned by Vantage Goldfields and currently under business rescue.  

ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107Caxton News Service that Ekurhuleni Disaster and Emergency Management Services on Sunday rescued three contract workers who were trapped under heavy concrete slabs in Serenade Street, Elandsfontein, Gauteng.  

sandf thumb medium90 89The Citizen reports that SA National Defence Force (SANDF) chief General Solly Shoke has recalled the 507 soldiers still on special leave after marching on the Union Buildings in 2009 over pay issues.  

newsBusinessTech reports that statistics from the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) shows the total number of hours worked annually from the countries it covers.  

VUTANA reports that teaching is expected to restart at the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) after violent student protests saw lecture venues and administration buildings torched.  

easterncape thumb100 HeraldLive reports that after a 20-year moratorium on the appointment of nonteaching staff at schools, the Eastern Cape Department of Education has advertised 1,023 administrative assistant posts for schools in its 23 districts.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 24 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, 23 May 2016.

Mining Weekly reports that Standard Bank chief economist Goolam Ballim warned on Monday that a negative assessment by Standard & Poor’s (S&P’s) on 3 June would most probably trigger a recession and precipitate the shedding of around 200,000 more jobs.  

southafricalogoTMG Digital reports that a chief director in the Department of Health, who lied about her qualifications and experience, has been fired.  

ems joburgEWN reports that the Johannesburg Emergency Services Department says it can only take disciplinary action against some of its members implicated in a report into the deaths of two of their colleagues once investigations were complete.  

sapsSon reports that according to Renate Barnard, legal officer for fair labour practices at trade union Solidarity, all officers in blue will be black persons if the SA Police Service (SAPS) continues with its present recruitment plan.  

strike thumb medium85 85GroundUp reports that Aspen Pharmacare, the country’s largest generic pharmaceutical manufacturer, has been granted an interdict by the Labour Court against striking workers at its Port Elizabeth operation.  

gavel thumb100 TMG Digital reports that abattoir workers who were dismissed after allegedly refusing to work 18-hour shifts to process 850 carcasses a day are taking their case to the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) on Tuesday.  

southafricalogoFin24 reports that President Jacob Zuma has signed the Revenue Laws Amendment Act into law to postpone annuitisation for provident funds, the National Treasury indicated on Tuesday.  

netcareMaroela Media reports that in a recent letter to trade union Solidarity, the Netcare Hospital Group announced that was planning to commence with a large-scale centralisation process in its credit control division.  

education thumb100 BDLive reports that the Department of Basic Education (DBE) is cleaning house and reforming how appointments are made after a jobs-for-cash report found that it was at the mercy of the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) in six provinces.  

RTMCANA reports that the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has expressed grave concern at the growing number of incidents in which reckless and negligent motorists run over and kill traffic officers on duty.  

protestHeraldLive reports on a three-hour hostage drama at the Sarah Baartman District Municipality offices in Port Elizabeth on Monday night.  

saa thumb medium95 76BDLive reports that special task teams have been set up for further discussions between the Treasury and labour unions on the future of South African Airways (SAA), following an initial meeting on Monday.  

implatsANA reports that a search mission to find the missing Impala Platinum (Implats) miner in Rustenburg continued on Monday.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 23 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, 20 May 2016.

angloamerican fullBloomberg reports that former mineworkers who won a R500m payout from Anglo American SA and AngloGold Ashanti for contracting lung diseases may have to wait as long as four years to receive their full compensation.  

natuCity Press reports that the National Teachers’ Union (Natu) has called on President Jacob Zuma to appoint a judicial commission of inquiry to investigate the schools jobs-for-cash scandal.  

mosebenzizwaneSABC News reports that Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has told management at Impala Platinum Mine that his ministry will leave no stone unturned in determining the cause of fatal accidents at the platinum producer.  

daTMG Digital reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Monday that it wants the leadership of the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) to answer the “damning findings” against it in the ‘jobs-for-cash’ report.