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.

newsSunday Independent reports that five illegal miners have died after being trapped underground since Thursday evening, when the 90m-deep Bosveld Mine in Pongola, in northern KwaZulu-Natal, collapsed.  

samwu thumb medium80 78ANA reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) on Friday rejected reports linking it to a yet-to-be established federation of trade unions, saying such an association would be an “ill-conceived formation”.  

sibanyeANA reports that trade union Solidarity was due to meet on Monday with Sibanye Gold’s management to discuss the union’s demand that the recent agreement concluded with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) be extended to skilled workers.  

fawuThe Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) has demanded concrete commitments that the proposed merger between SABMiller, Gutsche Family Investments and Coca-Cola will not affect jobs and destroy local industries.  

sandf thumb medium90 89TimesLive reports that rescue operations are under way to find two soldiers who disappeared while swimming at Port St Johns in the Eastern Cape on Saturday.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92News24 reports that Metrorail has stepped up security and has warned of delays with trains in Cape Town following vandalism and arson incidents over the past week.  

nursing thumb medium90 93Sowetan reports that attacks on two Limpopo nurses by psychiatric patients have led to a probe on security at mental facilities across the province.  

ComairEWN reports that as the Comair workers’ wage strike continues at airports, the company has assured customers there won’t be major disruptions to flights this week.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 16 April and Sunday, 17 April 2016

satawu thumb medium90 101BDLive reports that the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) in the Western Cape has dismissed allegations that it orchestrated incidents of train vandalism in the province resulting in chaos across the public transport system in Cape Town last week.  

phiyegaCity Press reports that suspended former national police commissioner Riah Phiyega is heading to the North Gauteng High Court to have the adverse findings of the Farlam commission of inquiry against her set aside.  

CapeTownlogoANA reports that the City of Cape Town will deploy additional buses on the N2 express route between Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha and Cape Town to assist commuters who may be affected by the expected delays of Metrorail trains on Monday.  

zumaRapport writes that a huge civil suit against President Jacob Zuma, three Cabinet members and the national police commissioner is giving renewed impetus to allegations that senior government leaders and secret intelligence agents were involved in the creation of a new trade union.  

meibcBusiness Times reports that the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) will shut its doors if companies and unions do not agree to an 18% levy increase.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92EWN reports that Metrorail says there is no doubt that the attack on three of its train carriages at its Explanade station near Cape Town is linked to a criminal element in an illegal strike by SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) affiliated workers.  

ComaireNCA reports that airline Comair has locked out its striking workers from Kulula and British Airways (BA), which means that it won’t be allowing its workers into its offices.  

sapsBusiness Report writes that labour union Solidarity has been granted a temporary interdict to halt all employment equity (EE) promotions and appointments within the SA Police Service (SAPS).  

metrorail thumb medium90 92SowetanLive reports that tempers flared and violence broke out at Cape Town station on Friday evening‚ amid widespread cancellations and delays due to a shortage of trains.  

uasa thumb medium70 84Reuters reports that airline operator Comair has made a new wage offer to trade union the United Association of SA (Uasa) after a three-day strike by ground staff.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 15 April 2016

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fedusa thumb medium80 85ANA reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) on Thursday came out in full support of the industrial action by its affiliated union, the United Association of SA (Uasa), as negotiations with airline Comair on a proposed multi-term wage agreement deadlocked.  

sibanyeFinancial Mail writes about the agreement reached between Sibanye Gold and the Association of Mining & Construction Workers (Amcu), which averted a strike at the gold producer’s operations.  

cwu thumb medium90 95BDLive reports that the Communication Workers Union (CWU) on Thursday demanded that the governing ANC shake-up the board of Telkom and remove CEO Sipho Maseko by the end of the April, or face rolling mass action.  

africacheckIOL News reports that independent fact verification organisation Africa Check has rubbished the Gupta family’s claims that they employ at least 4,500 people in SA.  

gavel thumb100 BDLive reports that the Supreme Court of Appeal has handed down a scathing judgment against the former commissioner of the Compensation Fund (CF), Shadrack Mkhonto, for flouting a settlement order to pay claims handler CompSol.  

nursing thumb medium90 93ANA reports that a nurse has been strangled by a mental patient at the prisoners’ ward of Hayani Psychiatric Hospital in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, the provincial department of health said on Friday.  

sandf thumb medium90 89The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has dismissed a report which appeared in The Times that its members were stranded in bases across Sudan's Darfur region.  

cutifani thumb medium90 94Reuters reports that investor interest group ShareSoc says Anglo American's proposed remuneration for CEO Mark Cutifani is too high and it has urged shareholders to reject it at next week's annual general meeting.  

petrosaPetroSA on Thursday warned the public about fraudulent advertisements offering jobs at the national oil company.