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.

cosatuANA reports that the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Wednesday urged government to increase public transport subsidies and help lessen the effect of fuel price increases on the poor.  

amcu thumb medium80 81BDLive reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has again tabled a demand for a monthly R12,500 basic minimum salary in forthcoming talks in the platinum mining sector.  

uctEWN reports that the University of Cape Town (UCT) says that its commitment to end outsourcing at the institution was never just a symbolic gesture.  The university has now permanently employed 972 former contact workers following months of negotiations with unions.  

VantageGoldfieldsMineweb reports that trade union Solidarity has laid some rather serious accusations against Canadian gold mining company AfroCan Resources Gold and its CEO Brian Barrett, claiming he is a fraud.  

sabcEWN reports that organisations lobbying against the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) have given the public broadcaster until Friday to respond to their request for the immediate reinstatement of a group of employees.  

EmfuleniTimesLive reports that the acting municipal manager of Emfuleni, Yunus Chamda, has applied to the council to have the salary for his post cut.  

numsaBusiness Report writes that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) this week issued a statement saying that, despite three rounds of wage talks with the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), it had again left with empty hands.  

postoffice thumb100 Sowetan reports that 228 workers who were dismissed by the SA Post Office Group (Sapo) are planning to embark on a protest action to demand their reinstatement.  

uberBDLive reports that app-based taxi service Uber has questioned the decision by some partner drivers to affiliate themselves with the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu).  

sapu thumb medium80 79HeraldLive reports that the South African Policing Union (SAPU) has called for Port Elizabeth’s top police officer, who is accused in a domestic violence case, to be suspended.  

seifsaEngineering News writes that second-quarter employment data recently released by Statistics SA reflected a total loss of 15,553 jobs since the beginning of 2015.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 6 July 2016

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cwu thumb medium90 95IOL News reports that the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) has lashed out at the “weak ANC leadership” for the lackadaisical manner it is dealing with the imploding crisis at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).  

postoffice thumb100 TimesLive reports that the SA Post Office Group (Sapo) has dismissed 228 workers for embarking on an alleged illegal strike in Gauteng last month.  

uberTMG Digital reports that about 500 Uber drivers have joined the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) in an attempt to institute legal action against Uber.  

VantageGoldfieldsBusiness Report writes that Australia’s Vantage Goldfields plans to sue Canadian producer AfroCan Resources Gold for reneging on an $11.3 million (R164.4m) investment in Lily Gold Mine that would have seen miners being paid their salaries.  

eskomTMG Digital reports that Eskom’s Integrated Report 2016 on the entity’s financial performance for the 2015/2016 financial year has revealed that the utility’s bosses received R18.3 million in short and long term performance bonuses.  

postoffice thumb100 Business Report writes that ongoing labour issues between the SA Post Office (Sapo) and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) have come to an end following them agreeing on a number of outstanding issues.  

nsfasHeraldLive reports that more than 3,000 Eastern Cape government employees owe the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) more than R60-million in unpaid study loans.  

numEWN reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has rejected the 7% salary increase offered by power utility Eskom, saying it wouild go back to the negotiating table next week and would accept nothing less than 10%.  

strike thumb medium85 85Sowetan reports that employees of broadcasting watchdog the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) spent most of Tuesday locked in meetings with their employer in a bid to end a strike which started on Monday.  

education90Cape Argus reports that 222 Western Cape teachers have been found guilty of meting out corporal punishment to pupils over a period of a year, statistics provided by the provincial Education Department (WCED) have revealed.  

amcu thumb medium80 81ANA reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said on Tuesday that mining companies should be sued for every mineworker who died underground.  

eskomNews24 reports that power utility Eskom has announced a man fell to his death at Medupi power station in Lephalale, Limpopo, on Tuesday morning.  

nelsonmandelabayHeraldLive reports that the recent appointment of a director in acting Nelson Mandela Bay city boss Johann Mettler’s office is being challenged by a former senior manager, who believes the recruitment process was unlawful.  

tshwane thumb100 TMG Parliament reports that Tshwane metro municipal manager Jason Ngobeni is the country’s highest paid civil servant‚ with his R3-million annual salary package out-earning the president‚ deputy president and cabinet ministers.  

eskomSowetanLive reports that Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe‚ who has steered the parastatal to almost 11 months of no loadshedding‚ has been rewarded with a total remuneration package worth R9.5-million for his efforts.  

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

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of our selection of South African labour-
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