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.

Stats SABusinessLive reports that a sharp rise in government jobs in the first quarter of 2018 managed to offset a drop in trade jobs from the December quarter.  

glencoreNews24 reports that eight people were shot and injured during a legal march, after a private security company fired rubber bullets at a group protesting outside a smelter in Marikana on Tuesday.  

Sibanye StillwaterANA reports that the chairperson of the portfolio committee on mineral resources on Tuesday called for strong action to be taken against Sibanye-Stillwater, including possibly suspending its operating licence.  

JMPDThe Star reports that the Alexandra Taxi Association has given the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) seven days to respond to its demands, or face a “formal strike”.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Tuesday, 26 June 2018.

limusaBusinessLive reports that arms manufacturer Denel is the latest state-owned company to head for a clash with its employees over wages after it offered wage increases of 3% to 3.8%.  

saa thumb medium95 76Business Report writes that Solidarity has not shelved its plans to have SA Airways (SAA) placed under business rescue, the trade union’s deputy chief operating officer, Werner Human, said on Monday.  

eskomANA reports that on Monday Eskom Chairperson Jabu Mabuza said it might have been “tactically wrong” to start wage negotiations with unions representing employees at the power utility at zero per cent.  

Stats SAThe Citizen reports that Statistics SA’s Quarterly Labour Force Survey for the first quarter of 2018 (Q1: 2018) showed that, compared to the same period last year, employment increased by 165 000, or 1%, while unemployment declined by 234,000, or 3.8%.  

Sibanye StillwaterMining Weekly reports that an employee has been killed in an accident at Sibanye-Stillwater's Khomanani mine, at its Driefontein operation.  

healthcareThe Citizen reports that an industry expert has warned that the capped doctors’ fees to be imposed by the national health insurance (NHI) legislation could see a mass exodus of doctors from the system.  

SARSBusinessLive reports that the enormous exodus of senior staff at the SA Revenue Service (SARS) since 2014 will dominate the first leg of public hearings into the administration of the tax agency.  

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that a Durban man, who allegedly set alight his father's employee, appeared in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Friday and was released on R7,000 bail  

numThe National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has announced the names of the leaders elected at its 16th national congress held last week in Boksburg.  

sabcSABC News reports that according to the Media Workers’ Association of SA (Mwasa), the new group executive appointments made at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) should be welcomed.  

SaftuEWN reports that the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) has called on Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor to immediately intervene in the dispute between staff and management at the Walter Sisulu University (WSU).  

parliamentEWN reports that Deputy President David Mabuza told Parliament on Monday that the national minimum wage (NMW) implementation date would be announced and publicised in “due course”.  

protestPretoria News reports that the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) has slammed proposed legislation aimed at banning protests outside schools and institutions of learning and care for minor children.  

cosatuCape Argus reports that clothing sector unionist Malvern de Bruyn has taken over from Tony Ehrenreich as the new provincial secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the Western Cape.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Monday, 25 June 2018.

numSowetanLive reports that splurging millions of rand on fancy golf shirts for members has plunged the country's biggest mining trade union into financial trouble.  

JMPDEWN reports that amid Monday’s strike, a group of taxi bosses affiliated to at least 11 associations in Johannesburg handed over a memorandum to the city's Metro Police Department (JMPD) outlining their grievances.  

earningsBusinessLive reports that financial services group PSG has undertaken to engage with its shareholders after a hefty 32% vote against the implementation of its remuneration report at Friday’s annual general meeting.  

numSowetanLive writes that the election last week of a National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) leadership that is said to be sympathetic to Zwelinzima Vavi has fuelled talks of a possible merger between the Cosatu affiliate and the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa).  

popcruTimeslive reports that the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) has condemned the killing of a police officer who was gunned down on Monday in Ekangala‚ Tshwane.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92EWN reports that yet another commuter train has been torched, this time in Philippi in Cape Town.  

sabcMoneyweb reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has appointed Madoda Mxakwe and Yolande van Biljon as its new group CEO and chief financial officer respectively.  

nursing thumb medium90 93ANA reports that Gauteng health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa has reportedly disclosed that the provincial health department was facing a “critical shortage of skilled nursing personnel”.  

santacoBusinessLive reports that taxi drivers in Johannesburg’s Alexandra township went on strike on Monday after hundreds of vehicles were impounded.  

numsaANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) said on Monday they were concerned about the case of Thembisile Yende, an Eskom employee who was found murdered last year at her workplace.