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.

eskomFin24 reports that Eskom tabled a 4.7% wage increase proposal during Tuesday negotiations aimed at preventing a strike.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Tuesday, 19 June 2018.

eskomBusiness Report writes that Eskom said on Monday that the new round of negotiations, which were set to begin on Tuesday, could bring to an end the stalemate with its employees over wage increases.  

durbanTimeslive reports that disgruntled municipal employees cut off critical city waste and water services by using earthmovers to blockade roads in Springfield Park‚ Durban on Tuesday.  

gavel thumb100 NA reports that 17 mineworkers facing multiple charges relating to a violent strike at Lonmin platinum mine operations in Marikana four years ago briefly appeared in the North West High Court in Mogwase on Monday.  

protestTimeslive reports that approximately 150 trucks from a transport company stopped on either side of the N4 near Komatipoort in Mpumalanga as drivers embarked on a strike on Tuesday.  

gunTimeslive reports that an off-duty police detective was dragged from his car and shot dead by a gang of men near Isipingo‚ south of Durban‚ on Monday.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that former North West provincial deputy police commissioner Major General William Mpembe and eight other policemen appeared briefly in the North West High Court on Monday.  

newsDispatchLive reports that the Amathole District Municipality (ADM) might be forced to lay off people or rearrange the salaries and positions of some of its 1,600-odd employees as it attempts to fend off financial ruin.  

nelsonmandelabayeNCA reports that the municipal workers' strike in Port Elizabeth is set to continue and, as the strike enters its fifth day on Tuesday, refuse is piling up on the streets with discarded bags lining almost every curb.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92Cape Times reports that three train carriages caught fire at Cape Town’s Steenberg station on Monday, resulting in about four-hour delays as officials were kept busy clearing the debris.  

DenelBusinessLive reports that Denel has placed its group chief financial officer, Odwa Mhlwana, on special leave pending a disciplinary process after serious claims of misconduct were made against him.  

eskomCarol Paton writes that Eskom’s capitulation on its 0% wage offer on Friday was the swiftest collapse of a bargaining position you’ll ever see.  

fedusa thumb medium80 85Fin24 reports that according to the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa), SA Express might not be able to pay its staff on 25 June.  

Sibanye StillwaterThe Citizen reports that precious metals producer Sibanye-Stillwater, which this year alone has suffered safety incidents that left 12 mine workers dead, has undertaken to provide support to bereaved families.  

earningsIn a letter to the editor, MP Michael Bagraim, who is the Democratic Alliance’s (DA’s) labour spokesman, notes that the labour minister has drafted regulations relating to applications for exemption from paying the new national minimum wage (NMW).  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92BusinessLive reports that the Essential Services Committee (ESC) is investigating whether to declare teachers and education support staff essential services, following a request from the Democratic Alliance (DA).  

SalgaBusinessLive reports that the labour registrar has warned the SA Local Government Association (Salga) that its registration as an employer association could be revoked.  

numANA reports that that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Monday slammed reports that it had called for the postponement of wage negotiations with power utility Eskom because of a clash with its congress this week.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Monday, 18 June 2018.

ramaphosa2News24 reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on both private and public sector companies to employ young graduates despite their lack of work experience.  

coalSowetan reports that troubled former Gupta-owned coal mine Optimum Colliery in Hendrina, Mpumalanga, is still on its knees four months after being put under business rescue.  

gautengEWN reports that the Health Department in Gauteng says it is working together with the police and unions to ensure those responsible for the trashing of the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital during violent protests are brought to book.  

eskomReuters reports that a source at the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says that the union would be open to an inflation-linked pay rise for its members at Eskom instead of its initial demand for a 15% increase.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that former North West deputy police commissioner Maj-Gen William Mpembe and eight other policemen were due to appear in the North West High Court in Mogwase on Monday.  

sapsSunday Tribune reports that several disgruntled staff members at the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) have challenged the appointment of the watchdog’s deputy director, claiming she is unqualified for the post.  

gavel thumb100 Timeslive reports that former crime intelligence boss Major-General Pat Mokhushane and three senior police officers have appeared in court on charges of corruption‚ fraud‚ money laundering and contravention of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act.  

earningsMoneyweb writes that in the midst of last week’s turmoil over Eskom 0% wage increase stance, economist Mike Schüssler angered unions representing Eskom workers when he tweeted that the average pay per employee at Eskom was R798,000 per year.  

gavel thumb100 Timeslive reports that three tik addicts who killed a police officer and stole his gun during an orgy of crime have been convicted.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92BusinessTech reports that the Department of Labour has called for public comment after announcing that it plans to revise the list of essential services under the Labour Relations Act (LRA).