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.

saa thumb medium95 76ANA reports that two unions at SA Airways (SAA) said on Friday that the airline had requested one week to deal with their demands of reinstating Vuyani Jarana as group chief executive and completely overhauling the board.  

amcu thumb medium80 81BusinessLive reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) is demanding R17,000 a month per miner in the platinum sector, as wage talks with the biggest producers start, prompting an angry response from Sibanye-Stillwater.  

protestPretoria News reports that educational trips for school children and visits to the National Zoological Gardens of SA had to be rescheduled on Thursday as workers gathered at the entrance of the Zoo to picket over unfair treatment.  

RFAEWN reports that according to the Road Freight Association, more than 2,000 trucks have been damaged in the last 18 months as a result of protests over the alleged employment of foreign drivers.  

oliphant thumb medium90 106News24 reports that according to former labour minister Mildred Oliphant, parliament's benefits structure should be reviewed, as many former cabinet ministers have to consider forfeiting half of a loss-of-office gratuity if they are demoted.  

chrisgriffithMiningmx reports that, speaking last week, Chris Griffith, CEO of Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), said his company had done “a lot of work” with employees, especially at the firm’s Amandelbult facilities near Rustenburg, in an effort to avoid potential strike action later this year.  

StellenboschUniversityEngineering News reports that the Faculty of Engineering at Stellenbosch University (SU) will introduce a new BEng degree in Data Engineering from February 2020.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Thursday, 13 June 2019.

rustenburgmunicipalityThe Citizen reports that the Rustenburg Local Municipality in the North West is said to have been gripped by fear and intimidation of whistleblowers and officials after the halting of payments amounting to more than R250 million to three contractors pending a forensic probe.  

platinumbarBloomberg writes that platinum producers are preparing for significant wage demands as workers eye windfall earnings from a rally in metal prices.  

CCMATimesLIVE reports that four employees of a Johannesburg company have lost their case to be reinstated after they were fired for accusing their boss of making racial comments against them.  

mildredoliphantBusinessLive reports that former labour minister Mildred Oliphant has become the latest former cabinet member to resign as an MP.  

pnp thumb100 BusinessLive reports that Pick n Pay’s just released annual financial statements reveal that CEO Richard Brasher’s remuneration for 2019 was R32m, almost three times what he was paid the previous year.  

pikitupTimesLIVE reports that Pikitup could not collect waste in Soweto on Wednesday after residents protested outside its depot in Zondi.  

protestTimesLIVE reports that a landmark case for the trucking industry between the Positive Freight Solution Forum (PFSF), representing truck owners, and the leadership of the All Truck Divers Foundation (ATDF), representing truck drivers, will be heard in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on 18 July.  

UIFGroundUp writes that by law, all employees who work 24 hours or more per month are entitled to unemployment insurance, but more than 300,000 domestic workers are not registered.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Wednesday, 12 June 2019.

gavel thumb100 SABC News reports that the defence team in the Marikana trial of former North West Deputy Police Commissioner William Mpembe and three other senior police officers has successfully argued for the state to reveal details of dockets of the two scenes where 34 mineworkers were shot and killed in August 2012.  

necsa1Business Report writes that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) was due on Wednesday to kick-off three days of mass action at the state-owned Nuclear Energy Company of SA (Necsa).  

VUTANA reports that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) announced on Wednesday that it had ended its strike at Vaal University of Technology (VUT).  

gunIndependent News reports that classes at Masuku Primary School in Folweni, south of Durban, have been suspended for the rest of the week after a teacher was murdered there on Tuesday morning.  

sabcSowetanLive reports that a SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) radio station's executive producer has been dismissed after he was found guilty of being involved in a jobs-for-sale scandal.  

newsHeraldLive reports that 170 jobs are on the line at Continental Tyre SA, which is shutting down its underground mining tyres and agricultural tyres production unit in Port Elizabeth and moving production out of SA.  

mboweniBL Premium reports that finance minister Tito Mboweni has put an end to business class flights, expensive cars, free booze and year-end parties for mayors and all municipal officials and politicians.  

gautengANA reports that the Gauteng Provincial Government has announced that following the signing of a peace deal between rival taxi associations, it would reopen the taxi ranks and routes in Soweto that were closed in March after violent clashes.  

saa thumb medium95 76BusinessLive reports that employees of SA Airways (SAA) who are members of the National Union of Metalworkers SA (Numsa) and the SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) picketed outside OR Tambo, King Shaka, Cape Town and East London airports on Wednesday.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Tuesday, 11 June 2019.

artisansThe Citizen reports that South African companies were having trouble retaining the already scarce skilled workforce in the country, a new survey recently revealed.  

gunTimesLIVE reports that a teacher died after multiple bullets were fired at him by a gunman during school hours on Tuesday morning.  

vutSABC News reports that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) has vowed to continue with its strike at the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) until management meets its demands.