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.

phiyegaTimesLive reports that suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega has expressed frustration with the pace of the board inquiry probing her fitness to hold office.  

ManpowerGroupBusinessLive reports the Manpower Group’s annual Talent Shortage Survey indicates that employers are scrambling to hire electricians, carpenters and bricklayers, as well as managers and executives.  

newsEWN reports that Tshwane Metro Police (TMPD) reported on Tuesday morning that taxi drivers in Atteridgeville were blocking roads leading into and out of the township, east of Pretoria.  

ZululandUniversityBusinessLive reports that marathon talks to end the 10-week-long strike by the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) at the University of Zululand (Unizulu) have so far failed.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 17 October 2016

news shutterstockIn our Monday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Friday, 14 October 2016.

parliamentBusiness Report writes that proposed new legislation would offer 10 days of parental leave as well as new leave provisions for parents who adopt or have children through surrogates.  

numEWN reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says it will meet with management of Gold One’s Modder East Operations on Tuesday, to discuss the demands of some of its members who had been staging an underground sit-in.  

education90GroundUp reports that on Thursday morning a group of learners from the Bulumko and Joe Slovo Senior Secondary Schools in Khayelitsha, and members of the SA Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu), entered Injongo Primary School to stop the systemic tests which learners were writing.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that three men have each been sentenced in the Mthatha High Court to two life imprisonment terms for the 2011 murders of two Eastern Cape police constables.  

nedlacBusiness Report writes that the government has missed its deadline to submit its social security plan to the National Economic, Development and Labour Council (Nedlac).  

education90HeraldLive reports that another crisis is brewing at schools across the Eastern Cape, with education authorities proposing that schools cut teacher posts to make way for remedial educators for pupils with special needs.  

prasaWeekend Argus reports that the widow of a train driver who was shot and killed at Netreg train station in July says the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) hasn’t kept its promise.  

sapsWeekend Argus writes that it has been more than seven months since police shot at Nando’s and McDonald’s workers, killing three people, and the families of the deceased still have no closure.  

solidariteitCape Times reports that Western Cape deputy commissioner for the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), Freddie Engelbrecht, faces possible disciplinary action over his role in a Solidarity delegation to the UN.  

cosatuTMG Digital reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) says it has received a letter from attorneys representing labour federation Cosatu demanding that it pay R3.25mn in outstanding affiliation fees.  

numsaBusiness Report writes that a strike in the retail motor industry, including the automotive component manufacturing sector, has become a real possibility.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 15 October and Sunday, 16 October 2016

GoldOneMining Weekly reports that the 66 rock drill operators (RDOs) who were staging an underground sit-in at Gold One’s Modder East operations, in Springs, have resurfaced, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Friday.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Mineweb reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) confirmed on Friday that it had called a mass meeting to be held in Rustenburg on Saturday (22 October).  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 14 October 2016

news shutterstockIn our Friday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Thursday, 13 October 2016.

Cape Times reports that Deputy Labour Minister Phathekile Holomisa told Cape Town business and government officials during a dialogue on equity transformation on Thursday that transformation at the workplace was happening at a painfully slow pace.

sapsANA reports that Free State police are urging relatives of an illegal miner (zama zama), found dead at the Eland mine shaft in Welkom, to come forward and claim the body.  

nehawu80The New Age reports that ongoing protests by the National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) are beginning to disrupt the services of the Northern Cape health department.  This is according to the provincial MEC Lebogang Motlhaping.  

newsThe Citizen reports that a 62-year-old security guard has been killed and R30,000 worth of groceries stolen at Modubatse High School in Limpopo.  

sibanyeThe New Age writes that tensions between organised labour and Sibanye Gold management are on a knife edge at the gold producer’s Cooke operations in Westonaria.  

MicrosoftBusiness Report writes that the Top Employers Institute has awarded Microsoft SA its Top Employer South Africa 2017 certification.  

denosa thumb medium60 92The New Age reports that the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA (Denosa) has become the latest organisation to throw its weight behind the proposed sugar tax.  

gautengTMG Digital reports that two hundred officers from the Gauteng traffic police unit are unable to work due to a vehicle shortage caused by budget cuts that is preventing them from getting on the road.