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.

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 9 July 2021.

protestGroundUp reports that about 30 garbage collectors at the Cuyler Depot in Kariega (Uitenhage) stopped rubbish collection for the second day on Friday morning.

labourcourtsGroundUp reports that three workers who were dismissed by their employer for refusing to take polygraph tests are heading to the Labour Court next month.

southafricalogoBusiness Times reports that markets and ratings agencies are unfazed by the prospect of a public sector wage increase that's now set to come in higher than the government had budgeted for.

sabmillerBL Premium reports that in a blow to the liquor, leisure, travel and tourism industries, President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday extended the government’s ban on alcohol sales by another two weeks.

handcuffsNews24 reports that a traffic chief, two police officers and a civilian have been arrested after a large haul of cocaine with an estimated street value of R200 million was allegedly discovered in a police bakkie.

newsThe Citizen reports that acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane on Friday announced another big step forward in SA’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout programme with the implementation of weekend vaccinations.

RichardsBayMineralsMining Weekly reports that Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) has agreed to reserve 50% of its currently available general worker jobs for members of the Sokhulu community.

ramaphosa2The Citizen reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the extension of the Covid-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (Ters) in an effort to support people who have been affected by lockdown restrictions.

saa thumb medium95 76BusinessLive reports that the SA Airways (SAA) pilots’ association has reached an in-principle agreement with the national carrier to end a strike and enter retrenchment processes .

Joburg MayorBusinessLive reports that City of Johannesburg mayor Geoff Makhubo has died of complications after contracting Covid-19. He tested positive in June.

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

sandf thumb medium90 89Pretoria News reports that the official launch of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Covid-19 vaccine roll-out was postponed on Thursday due to technical challenges.

newsBL Premium reports that a growing proportion of SA adults say they are willing to get a coronavirus vaccine if one is offered to them, reflecting increasing confidence in the shots as the country’s inoculation drive gets under way.

salgbc thumb100 BL Premium reports that the SA Local Government Bargaining Council (Salgbc) will this month attempt to resolve pay talks between municipalities and workers after all parties involved in negotiations declared disputes.

southafricalogoTimesLIVE reports that the State Security Agency (SSA) has confirmed that Robert McBride, the head of the foreign branch of the agency, has been suspended.

sapsCape Argus reports that a deadly drama unfolded at Mfuleni police station on Tuesday after a police officer who was about to be arrested allegedly shot and killed himself after scuffling with fellow officers.

hpcsaIndependent Media reports that an Ekurhuleni man who was allegedly masquerading as a doctor and selling medical certificates was arrested together with his “patient” and the man who referred the patient to him.

Sibanye StillwaterFin24 reports that precious metals producer Sibanye-Stillwater has received 3,500 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine after the company received approval from health authorities to conduct inoculations at its medical facilities.

implatsheadgear smlReuters reports that SA’s mines recorded 32 deaths in the first half of 2021 compared with 24 during the same period in 2020, continuing a spike in deaths which began last year.

daIndependent Media reports that Democratic Alliance (DA) chief whip Natasha Mazzone announced on Thursday ’’with great sadness’’ that her colleague Cameron MacKenzie had died after a ’’severe battle’’ with Covid-19.

medicaldoctorNews24 reports that the Department of Health (DOH) says it has concluded allocating the final batch of medical graduates for in-service training.

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

southafricalogoEWN reports that national Treasury has confirmed that the government’s latest wage offer to public servants would break the compensation ceiling.

southafricalogoThe Citizen reports that SA medical specialists, doctors, engineers, mechanics and teachers have been urged by the authorities not to fret about the Cuban specialists that have been brought into the country and paid billions for their skills.

salgbc thumb100 Fin24 reports that two days of arbitration at the SA Local Government Bargaining Council between the SA Local Government Association (Salga), the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu), and the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union will start later this month.

ancEWN reports that following several commitments to urgently address the non-payment of salaries, the African National Congress (ANC) has once again left its staffers high and dry.

labourcourtsThe Mercury reports that in an attempt to kick-start service, the Newcastle Municipality has announced the filing of over 100 posts that have been vacant for more than 18 months after the municipality dismissed the workers.

medicaldoctorBloomberg News writes that South Africans are hesitant about having Covid-19 vaccinations despite the increasing fatality rate in the country.

nehawu80Independent Media reports that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) will decide at a special national executive committee (NEC) on Thursday on the government’s latest public service wage offer.