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.

nehawu80The New Age reports that Mzwandile Makwayiba, president of the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu), said on Sunday that he had high hopes of returning to the helm of the union.  

newsNews24 reports that the premises of the SA Nursing Council (SANC) were set alight, property was damaged and staff members were intimidated on Friday, the council confirmed on Monday.  

amcu thumb medium80 81TimesLive reports that Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) president Joseph Mathunjwa has handed over a house to the family of the late Mgcineni Noki‚ who became the face of the platinum wage strike at Marikana five years ago.  

SibanyeReuters reports that precious metals producer Sibanye Gold said its Cooke operations west of Johannesburg would remain closed on Monday, almost three weeks after workers downed tools in a wildcat strike.  

amcu thumb medium80 81EWN reports that Joseph Mathunjwa, president of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), has indicated that the union does not support the 2017 Mining Charter on the basis that the department tasked with implementing it was dysfunctional.  

meibcEngineering News reports that the management committee of the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) has agreed to appoint a sub-committee to try to resolve the disputes declared by trade unions and employers in the metals and engineering sector.  

cosatueNCA reports that Sdumo Dlamini, president of Cosatu, has denied reports that the trade union federation's planned nationwide march would aim to put pressure on President Jacob Zuma to step down.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet from Friday, 23 June to Sunday, 25 June 2017.

illovosugarEWN reports that the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) said on Sunday that sugar workers employed by Illovo were preparing to embark on a strike after wage negotiations ended in a deadlock last week.  

chickensCity Press reports that SA Poultry Association (Sapa) CEO Kevin Lovell said this week that the poultry sector was still gradually shedding jobs despite the setting up of a task team to try and halt the crisis in the industry.  

er24News24 reports that a man, believed to be in his 40s, was critically injured when his leg got caught in a harvester on a farm in Delmas, Mpumalanga, on Friday afternoon.  

gavel thumb100 BusinessLive reports that the government plans to introduce a cap on the percentage of an employee’s salary that can be "attached" by creditors using emolument attachment orders (EAOs – commonly known as ‘garnishee orders’) to collect debt.  

cosatuCity Press reports that plans for a national shutdown of the economy over state capture and corruption have been put in place with labour federation Cosatu last week formally submitting a strike notice to Nedlac.  

parliamentNews24 reports that Parliament’s management and the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) have agreed to increase employees' salaries by 7.5% for the 2017/18 financial year.  

elizestrydomBusiness Report writes that Chamber of Mines chief negotiator Elize Strydom said on Thursday that the proliferation of illegal mining incidents and community unrest were some of the problems that have increased risk in mining in SA.  

eskomeNCA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Thursday said the "lack of consultation" with key stakeholders on the appointment of the acting group CEO at Eskom and its board would lead to chaotic management at the power utility.  

southafricalogoTerry Bell writes about the public sector wage negotiations that are due to start next month.  

mosebenzizwaneNews24 reports that Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane had to be whisked away from an angry crowd closing in on him at a community meeting in Mpumalanga on Friday.  

employment thumb100 The Citizen reports that the Gauteng province is ready to tackle the scourge of unemployment head-on with the creation of 600,000 jobs by 2019.  

eskomEngineering News reports that the board at state-owned power utility Eskom announced on Thursday that Johnny Dladla had been appointed acting group CEO with immediate effect.  

houseMining Weekly provides a comprehensive report on how matters stand regarding the provision of housing for mineworkers.  

auroraSowetan reports that former mineworkers of Aurora Empowerment, previously owned by President Jacob Zuma's nephew Khulubuse and Nelson Mandela's grandson Zondwa, have yet to be paid their retrenchment packages.  

pravingordanBusinessLive writes that a joint venture between the government and the private sector to create a million youth internships has become a casualty of the surprise cabinet reshuffle in March.  

nehawu80The Citizen reports that Gauteng government mortuary workers could return to work on Friday after a two-week strike, according to the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu).  

comBusinessLive reports that the Chamber of Mines says it will apply for an urgent interdict to stop the implementation of the newly released Mining Charter by next Monday.  

ilo thumb medium90 81Business Report writes that South African businessman Mthunzi Mdwaba has been elected Vice-President of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Governing Body and will serve as its global spokesman for employers.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92Cape Argus reports that even while Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) executives were meeting with United National Transport Union (Untu) representatives to discuss safety concerns on the Cape Town central line, another attack took place on the same line.  

harmonyNetwerk24 reports that Harmony Gold exceeded three million accident-free shifts at its Tshepong mine on Saturday, 10 June 2017.  

Business Report writes that employment in the consulting engineering industry declined by 4% year-on-year in the second half of last year to an estimated 23,349 jobs.  

mosebenzizwaneMiningmx reports that Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane is to embark on provincial roadshows in the next two weeks in order to “take the [Mining] Charter to the people” and to raise awareness.