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.

southafricalogoIndependent Media reports that pressure is mounting on the National Treasury to avail funds to pay for the overtime of staff administering the Covid-19 vaccinations on weekends.

labourcourtsThe Star reports that a judge has read the EFF the riot act over involving itself in labour disputes, telling it to register as a trade union if it insists on organising strikes against employers.

education90News24 reports that the SA Democratic Teachers' Union (Sadtu) and the Professional Educators' Union (PEU) are so far satisfied with the vaccination of teachers, but say they will continue to monitor the process.

joburgcityNews24 reports that the City of Johannesburg's health and social development MMC, Eunice Mgcina, has contracted Covid-19.

Netcare911TimesLIVE reports that a truck driver had his legs amputated by a trauma surgeon as a last resort to save his life after efforts to extract him from the wreckage of a crash on the East Rand using hydraulic tools failed.

Sibanye StillwaterMiningmx reports that precious metals producer Sibanye-Stillwater has received accreditation to dispense Covid-19 vaccines at its four medical facilities in SA.

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phiyegaThe Star reports that the Socio-Economic Rights Institute (Seri) has demanded answers from former police commissioner Riah Phiyega concerning the involvement of a strong contingent of police in what was a labour dispute at Marikana in 2012.

cosatuBL Premium reports that Cosatu on Wednesday rejected the unbundling of state-owned freight transport and logistics company Transnet.

Robben Island MuseumTimesLIVE reports that misconduct charges have been dropped against two Robben Island Museum (RIM) officials who were due to face a disciplinary hearing this week.

hawksThe Citizen reports that the Hawks (Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation) have arrested three suspects in Pretoria, including an official from the Department of Health (DOH), for allegedly extorting R10,000 from a prominent businessman before he could get onto a building site.

newsAlberton Record reports that a builder lost his life after being trapped under rubble when a building collapsed in Teebos Avenue, Palm Ridge, east of Johannesburg on Wednesday.

Stats SABL Premium reports that annual consumer price inflation (CPI) quickened to 5.2% in May 2021, up from 4.4% in April, Stats SA advised on Wednesday.

samwu thumb medium80 78TimesLIVE reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) on Wednesday formally rejected a wage proposal put together by a facilitator to end the deadlock with the employer in the local government sector.

cloverBL Premium reports that workers at SA’s largest cheese factory say they will embark on protest action if Clover sticks to its plans to move its Lichtenburg factory from North West to KwaZulu-Natal.

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gavel thumb100 News24 reports that a North West parent will appear in court this week after allegedly hitting a teacher.

LesothoflagNews24 reports that Lesotho's Consul General Selimo Thabane on Monday said there were many issues at play regarding the Orkney tragedy, which saw the bodies of 20 miners discovered near a disused mine shaft last week.

DenelBusiness Report writes that state-owned arms manufacturer Denel has told its staff it would be unable once again to pay their salaries, this time for June, as its liquidity position remained dire on competing priorities and declining sales.

ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107TimesLIVE reports that an Ekurhuleni metro police officer has been shot dead in a shoot-out with “illegal miners” in Germiston.

SolidaritySolidarity has demanded that in future private hospitals should be accredited to accommodate internships for graduate medical staff. According to the trade union, these students, as in the case of other medical professions, must be able to receive training at private hospitals.

SanlamBL Premium reports that the Sanlam Benchmark Survey, a yearly analysis of the local retirement fund industry, shows that retirement fund members suspended their contributions across all fund types for an average of four-and-a-half months in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

easterncape thumb100 News24 reports that an Eastern Cape school principal, who was arrested for allegedly forcing a child to retrieve his cellphone from a pit toilet, has been fired.

newsNews24 reports that North West Premier Job Mokgoro advised on Monday that only 10 of the illegal miners found dead near Orkney last week had been identified.

education90BL Premium reports that the race to inoculate more than 500,000 people in the education sector before the August expiry of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccines begins on Wednesday.

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of our selection of recent South African labour-
labour-related reports.

healthcareIndependent Media reports that the Department of Health has defended the R83 million a year spent on the Cuban medical brigades that have been in the country since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic last year.

westerncapeCape Times reports that senior Western Cape traffic chief Farrel Payne, who is accused of sexual harassment, appeared in the Cape Town Regional Court on Monday, where the matter was postponed to 27 July.

EusaEWN reports that the Educators' Union of SA is concerned about schools remaining open during the Covid-19 third wave and has called on teachers not to report for duty until the vaccination programme has been completed.

daIndependent Media reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on the Department of Health to urgently come forward with a clear plan to address the chronic challenges preventing the efficient placement of community service doctors.