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.

southafricalogoBusiness Times writes that according to former labour registrar Johan Crouse, trade unions were fleecing their members, and the government was making it difficult to hold them accountable.  

strike thumb medium85 85EWN reports that the National Union of Leather and Allied Workers (Nulaw) indicated in a statement on Sunday that footwear workers would be continuing with their nationwide wage strike.  

newseNCA reports that five miners have died after being trapped underground at the Palabora Copper mine in Limpopo.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Mail & Guardian reports that Associated of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) president Joseph Mathunjwa has executed another big purge within his union and is intent on ousting his deputy, Sanele Myeza.  

newsThe Citizen reports that Afrotone Media Holdings headed by Mzwanele (Jimmy) Manyi announced on Thursday that its daily newspaper, Afro Voice (formerly known as The New Age), would be filing for liquidation.  

cosatuANA reports that the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the North West on Thursday blasted the African National Congress (ANC) for boycotting its elective conference in Mahikeng.  

outaTimeslive reports that the Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Seta) allegedly bought 20‚000 exam pads at R214 each, 30‚000 lanyards at R166.50 each and 30‚000 flash drives at R167 each.  

prasaTimeslive reports that a stunning 869 employees suffered disabling injuries while on duty working for the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) over the past three financial years.  Fifteen more people died at the agency's premises during the period between April 2015 and March 2018.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Thursday, 12 July 2018.

mpumaTimeslive reports that Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Musa Maimane accompanied two job seekers to a police station on Thursday to lay criminal charges against a Mpumalanga Department of Health official.  

earningsFin24 reports that according to a new report by PwC, CEOs at South Africa’s largest JSE-listed companies earned total remuneration packages of R24.9m on average last year.  

tshwane thumb100 The Citizen reports that Tshwane’s executive mayor Solly Msimanga admitted on Power FM on Thursday that a man who, by his own admission does nothing other than coordinating his diary, earns R1 million per annum.  

southafricalogoFin24 reports that according to a report by the Public Service Commission (PSC), public servants were resigning to cash out their pensions only then to rejoin the public service.  

popcruTimeslive reports that Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) members will be marching to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Friday.  

nehawu80SABC News reports that the National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) at the University Fort Hare in the Eastern Cape has revised its wage demand from 15% to 10%.  

newsNews24 reports that protesters set the Gugulethu Fire Station in Cape Town alight in the early hours of Thursday, forcing firefighters to vacate the premises.  

presidencyBusinessLive reports that there were 81 officers from the police’s Presidential Protection Unit (PPU) for every one of the 17 politicians it protected full-time in 2017-18.  

strike thumb medium85 85BusinessLive reports that as the country’s strike season intensifies, footwear workers became the latest sector on Wednesday to down tools over wage increases.  

newsANA reports that three security guards were hospitalised after a cash-in-transit (CIT) heist in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) on Wednesday afternoon.  

sapuEWN reports that the South African Policing Union (Sapu) believes there are further measures which can be implemented to curb cop killings.  

saa thumb medium95 76BusinessLive reports that Vuyani Jarana, CEO of SA Airways (SAA), has angered the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) by giving an undertaking to trade union Solidarity that the carrier would immediately start looking for a strategic equity partner in the private sector.  

neneBusinessLive reports that Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has dared unions at Eskom to table proposals when they meet with him on how the fiscus could foot the bill for wage increases.  

goldbarsMining Weekly reports that the focus of proceedings during the first day of wage negotiations between unions and gold producers on Wednesday was for the four unions to present and motivate their demands for consideration by the employers.  

gigaba2The Citizen reports that at a press conference to announce a series of upgrades to the Home Affairs system, Minister Malusi Gigaba let slip that his department was severely understaffed by roughly 8,000 people.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Wednesday, 11 July 2018.

newsNews24 reports that two firefighters were injured after a fire broke out at a building in car scrap yard in Roodepoort on Wednesday morning.  

protestTimeslive reports that KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) horse grooms are still in limbo as they wait to hear about their demanded salary increase.  

RichardsBayMineralsReuters reports that Richards Bay Minerals, which is run by Rio Tinto, has been closed since Friday due to violent community protests that saw a security guard killed earlier this week.  

strike thumb medium85 85SABC News reports that security guards at the Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in Mdantsane, Eastern Cape, have downed tools, citing poor working conditions and low wages.  

minerSABC News reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has demanding changes to mining legislation after yet another miner was killed, this time at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine in Carletonville.