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.

angiemotshekgaBDLive reports that the release of the highly anticipated report on "jobs for cash" in schools has been postponed again.  

northwestprovinceSABC News writes that some North West local municipalities do not comply with Health & Safety Regulations, often with devastating consequences for some of their employees.  

transnetlogo thumb100 Netwerk24 reports that the judge in the case in which thousands of former employees of Transnet have taken the logistics company and its pension funds to court over their meagre pensions could rule in the next two weeks.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92Cape Times reports that nearly 500 Cape Town trains were cancelled this week, and the Metrorail service will continue to be delayed for as long as it takes to repair damaged carriages.  

numANA reports that National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Thursday called for an immediate resumption of the rescue mission to recover three workers that were still trapped underground at Lily Gold Mine in Mpumalanga.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 5 May 2016

postoffice thumb100 ANA reports that the SA Post Office (Sapo) said on Thursday that less than 1% of staff stayed away from work on the first day of a strike by members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU).  

WorkingOnFireNews24 reports that a young Working on Fire member, Andile Prince Nkosi, drowned in the Sabie River in Mpumalanga, a spokesperson for the organisation said on Thursday.  

VantageGoldfieldsNews24 reports that failure to pay workers at Mpumalanga's collapsed Lily Mine resulted in a massive protest involving local residents and more than 700 disgruntled miners on Thursday morning.  

buffalocitymetroDispatchLive reports that Buffalo City Metro mayor Alfred Mtsi, his deputy and the acting municipal manager on Tuesday had to flee a memorial service for five city employees killed in an accident last week.  

postoffice thumb100 EWN reports that as SA Post Office (Sapo) employees affiliated to the Communication Workers Union (CWU) start their strike around the country on Thursday, Gauteng staff are preparing to picket outside offices.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 4 May 2016

southafricalogoTMG Digital reports that on Tuesday prison warders at the Johannesburg prison colloquially known as "Sun City" embarked on a strike, demanding that Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha should intervene to hear their grievances.  

northwestprovinceNews24 reports that temporary teachers in North West who did not get their April salaries will be paid on Thursday, the provincial education department has promised.  

ambulanceNews24 reports that three construction workers were seriously injured by falling glass at the Menlyn Park Mall in Pretoria on Wednesday.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92Cape Argus reports that there was commuter chaos in Cape Town on Tuesday after at least 35 trains were cancelled as a result of recent arson attacks on rail infrastructure.  

VantageGoldfieldsNews24 reports that mineworkers who expected to receive full salaries from Lily Mine at the end of April will now have to rely on food parcels after the company only paid them R650 each.  

sanral thumb100 BDLive reports that striking workers at Teti Traffic assembled at the SA National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) offices in Midrand on Wednesday morning.  

freemarketfoundationBusiness Report writes that the Free Market Foundation (FMF) has lost its court challenge seeking to force the Labour Minister to alter some aspects of the collective bargaining system in South Africa.  

postoffice thumb100 Business Report writes that the Communication Workers Union (CWU) is preparing to halt SA Post Office (Sapo) operations this week.  

phiyegaNews24 reports that a small group from the Marikana Support Campaign, who sat through the first day of a board of inquiry into suspended national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega's fitness to hold office, made their presence felt on Tuesday.  

strike thumb medium85 85eNCA reports that Teti Traffic workers are set to continue their strike action on Wednesday morning.  Teti Traffic manages road incidents on behalf of roads agency, Sanral.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 3 May 2016

protestNews24 reports that eight SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) affliated employees were arrested for public violence during a protest over salaries on the N1 on Tuesday afternoon.  

phiyegaNews24 reports that the chairperson of the inquiry into suspended police commissioner Riah Phiyega’s fitness to hold office on Tuesday granted a request to question her about more than just the evidence she gave at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.  

anglogoldashantiMining Weekly reports that AngloGold Ashanti has suspended activities at its Savuka shaft, following the death of two employees on Saturday.  

cosatuBDLive reports that Cosatu on Tuesday said it would table before the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) the decision by SA’s four major banks to terminate banking services for companies owned by the politically connected Gupta family.  

strike thumb medium85 85ANA reports that protesting workers on the N1 highway have dispersed after they blocked the road on Tuesday morning.  

healthcareCape Argus reports that two bogus doctors from Philippi are to appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday after they were bust consulting with patients and dispensing medicine without licences.  

hospersaNews24 reports that the Health and Other Services Personnel Trade Union of SA (Hospersa) on Friday called for greater safety provisions for health workers, after a deadly attack on a nurse the week before last.