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.

solidariteitBDLive reports that trade union Solidarity said on Thursday it had won a court battle in its continuing fight over inflexible employment equity plans.  

pikitupANA reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) has reached a deal in principle with Johannesburg waste removal agency Pikitup over salary disparities, details of which have not yet been disclosed.  

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

samwu thumb medium80 78AFP reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) on Thursday confirmed that the City of Joburg had put a wage offer on the table to end the salary impasse between its waste-management company, Pikitup, and its workers.  

ShopriteBDLive reports that industrial action at a major distribution centre in Centurion owned by Shoprite ended on Tuesday.  

cwu thumb medium90 95The Communication Workers Union (CWU) is expected to march on Thursday morning to the ANC's headquarters Luthuli House in Johannesburg to deliver a memorandum.  

strike thumb medium85 85TimesLive reports that the protected strike by hundreds of Comair workers at SA’s biggest airports begun on Wednesday afternoon.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 13 April 2016

angiemotshekgaTMG Digital reports that the Department of Basic Education (DBE) expressed annoyance on Wednesday at Equal Education’s Public Access to Information Act (PAIA) application seeking to have the "Jobs for Cash" report released in full.  

cosatuSowetan reports that union federation Cosatu has embarked on a drive to ensure all workers are paid and jobs saved at companies owned by the Gupta family.  

uasa thumb medium70 84Business Report writes that Comair’s airport services could be disrupted on Thursday as ground staff affiliated to the United Association of SA (Uasa) look set to down tools in a protected strike.  

vavi1Business Report writes that unions backing the anticipated new labour federation say its launch will go ahead on 1 May in Tembisa as planned.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 12 April 2016

exxaroSABC News reports that there is a glimmer of hope that more than 1,800 jobs could be saved at Exxaro Coal's Arnot colliery.  Eskom will soon be announcing the appointment of at least two companies that will be supplying coal at the colliery linked-power station.  

vavi1Sowetan reports that former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is pulling out all the stops to secure political support for a new trade union federation he is set to lead.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92News24 reports that Metrorail has warned that train services between Pretoria and Johannesburg and in Cape Town were running late on Tuesday.  

cosatuTMG Digital reports that Cosatu has strongly condemned the 34% increase in the import duty on wheat that is expected to result in a rise in the price of bread.  

uasa thumb medium70 84TimesLive reports that airport services in respect of Kulula and British Airways could face disruptions as employees of Comair, which services these airlines, are due to embark on a strike on Thursday.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 11 April 2016

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DesVanRooyenThe New Age reports that an agreement brokered by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Des van Rooyen, between striking workers and the Mogalakwena municipality mayor, Parks Sebatjane in Mokopane has given hope for the resumption of normal activities.  

samwu thumb medium80 78Business Report writes that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) has warned that Rand Water should table “sober minded” increase proposals as it prepares for salary negotiations with the utility that will start on Thursday.  

sanral thumb100 The New Age reports that the SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) has denied claims made by labour federation Cosatu that the e-tolling system would result in job losses for people working in toll plazas.  

pikitupTimesLive reports that the five-week long Pikitup strike is over and the workers were due to be back on the job on Monday.  The waste management company, the City of Johannesburg and the SA Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) reached an agreement at the weekend.  

ann7News24 reports that Oakbay Investments has written to government to plead for an intervention following the closure of the company’s bank accounts and the withdrawal of shareholders, the Guptas and President Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane, from the company.  

evrazCity Press reports that the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has become the latest in a long line of litigants against the business rescuers of Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium.  

numBusiness Report writes that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) wants the Chamber of Mines to reopen wage negotiations with Sibanye Gold notwithstanding an existing three-year deal concluded last year.  

medicaldoctorSowetan writes that, with 80% of all specialists in South Africa concentrated in the private healthcare sectors of the Western Cape and Gauteng, the public sector is struggling with a shortage of an estimated 20,000 health specialists.  

ambulanceTMG Digital reported on Sunday that an ambulance from the Eastern Cape Department of Health was attacked and the crew robbed after their assailants led them into an ambush by pretending to be their escorts.  

VantageGoldfieldsThe Citizen reports that in the weeks leading up to the Lily Mine disaster in February, illegal mining activities became a serious concern for management and various plans were put in place to address the issue.