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.

protestGroundUp reports that over 200 farm women braved the rain and cold to march to Parliament in Cape Town on Tuesday.

pikitupEWN reports that City of Johannesburg waste collector Pikitup has managed to clear a service backlog in the CBD caused by protesting workers over contractual disputes.

labourcourtsBL Premium reports that the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) has endorsed the retrenchment of scores of workers by soft drink giant Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBSA) in response to the introduction of a sugar tax causing it operating losses.

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summaries of our selection of South African
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panafricanBL Premium reports that Pan African Resources has concluded a milestone five-year wage agreement for wage increases and other conditions of service with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) at its Barberton Mines.

Ster KinekorBusinessLive reports that struggling cinema group Ster-Kinekor has emerged from restructuring with fewer job cuts than expected and is preparing to diversify its offerings to draw audiences.

cosatuBL Premium reports that the influence of labour federation Cosatu and the SA Communist Party (SACP) on government policy and legislation is set to take a knock after the ANC lost its outright majority during the general elections last week.

Sibanye StillwaterFin24 reports that Sibanye-Stillwater’s Kroondal platinum group metals (PGMs) mine has been hit by an underground sit-in by workers disgruntled over employee share option schemes.

The Conversation writes that power outages have long been identified as a major constraint to economic development. Many studies document their negative effects on economic growth, firm productivity and sales. Because of those negative effects, it is likely that outages have an impact on the labour market too.

petrolpumpMoneyweb reports that motorists can look forward to a significant fuel price drop in June, with 95 and 93 octane unleaded petrol (ULP) both set to decrease by around R1.06 per litre and diesel by around R1 per litre.

EWSETAEngineering News reports that the role of technical vocational education and training (TVET) colleges in SA’s just energy transition is expected to be bolstered by a partnership led by the Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA) and the Chinese Culture and International Education Exchange Centre (CCIEEC).

SolidarityMaroela Media reports that Solidarity has expressed a serious warning about the so-called two-pot system in terms of which annual withdrawals from an individual’s retirement money will be possible from 1 September 2024.

tshwane thumb100 City Press reports that some of the allegations facing the CEO of the Housing Company of Tshwane (HCT), Obakeng Nyundu, include asking colleagues to write assignments on her behalf and hiring friends and family members.

pnp thumb100 Moneyweb reports that Pick n Pay, which has begun a three-year turnaround under CEO Sean Summers, paid former boss Pieter Boone a sizeable cash “termination settlement” in terms of his contract of employment.

newsBusinessTech writes that President Cyril Ramaphosa may have signed the Revenue Laws Amendment Bill, but other pieces of legislation and systems still need to be signed and created before the ‘two-pot’ etirement system becomes effective.

McDonaldsBL Premium reports that McDonald’s, the multinational fast-food chain, has thwarted an extortion plot by an employee in SA who threatened to tarnish the company’s reputation with its customers.

news shutterstockIn our Tuesday morning roundup, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related reports.

newsNews24 reports that Mhlontlo municipal manager Lungile Ndabeni has been assigned a security detail after his home was peppered with bullets and two of his cars set alight at his home in Tsolo in the Eastern Cape on Sunday.

cosatuBloomberg reports that the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), which is allied with the ANC, says that any coalition deal struck by the party after its disastrous election performance last week must ensure President Cyril Ramaphosa retains his post and its manifesto pledges are upheld.

Joburg EMSThe Citizen reports that the City of Johannesburg Emergency Management Services (EMS) responded to the scene of a factory fire in China Mart on Renaissance Road in Crown Mines on Monday morning.

gunIOL News reports that a security guard was shot and seriously wounded in a cash-in-transit (CIT) heist in the Durban CBD on Monday morning.

earningsSunday World reports that trade union federations are concerned about the depletion of earning power for the working class while fat cats in businesses, particularly in the banking sector, are rewarded very handsomely.

artisan2Business Times reports that Shameela Soobramoney, CEO of the National Business Initiative (NBI), says SA needs to “reorientate” its education system to provide skills for a low carbon economy as a matter of urgency.

popcruThe Star reports that the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) has commended SA’s law enforcement community, including members of the SA Police Service (SAPS), for a job well done in ensuring that last week’s general elections were peaceful and without major incidents.

GeorgeSunday World reports that the Malawian and Mozambican governments last week repatriated the bodies of victims of the George building tragedy in which 33 construction workers were killed.

education90Sunday World reports that a teacher who resigned from a Curro Academy school in Soweto after being exposed for calling black pupils monkeys has been employed in a Gauteng government school.

sapsNews24 reports that national police commissioner General Fannie Masemola delayed the suspension of Mpumalanga police commissioner General Daphney Manamela following allegations of serious misconduct, until after the general elections.

ancSunday World reports that ANC secretary-general Fikile Mbalula instructed his chief of staff Langa Zita to take leave following allegations that he was involved in using the name of the governing party’s chief executive officer to solicit a bribe from businessman Mthunzi Mdwaba.

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend and recent reports,
see summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that recently appeared.

presidencyFin24 reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law an amendment bill that establishes the two-pot system that will allows members of retirement funds to access a portion of their savings.