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.

sapsThe Citizen reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Tuesday it was shocked to learn that only 13 Gauteng police officers had been convicted for committing crimes out of 137 who had been arrested.  

ambulanceSowetanLive reports that two paramedics were attacked and beaten by a mob while their colleagues were forced to tamper with a murder scene by transporting a dead man to hospital.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that an application by the defence to have convicted fraudster Portia Sizani’s case taken on special review was dismissed in the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court on Tuesday.  

handcuffsANA reports that two vehicle examiners were scheduled to appear in the Athlone Magistrate's Court on Tuesday to face charges of fraud and corruption.  

daPretoria News reports that the federal council of the Democratic Alliance (DA) has undertaken to investigate last week’s deal between the City of Tshwane and labour unions to pay workers an ex gratia once-off payout.  

MantasheANA reports that the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DME) has reopened its Mpumalanga regional office almost a year after its closure following allegations of corruption and backlogs in the issuing of licenses.  

durbanDaily News reports that an attempt by the ANC to increase eThekwini city manager Sipho Nzuza’s salary by about R700,000 has been stymied by opposition parties.  

sasboBloomberg reports that financial union Sasbo is threatening to disrupt the banking industry by leading its 73,000 members on a strike next month, in what would be its largest industrial action in almost a century.  

Busa2Fin24 reports that Business Unity SA’s (Busa’s) President Sipho Pityana is "underwhelmed" by government's choice in appointing Freeman Nomvalo to lead the turnaround at Eskom.  

joburgcityTimesLIVE reports that in order to honour firefighters who died during a deadly CBD blaze in 2018, the City of Johannesburg said their names would be inscribed onto 40 new fire engines.  

boardroomtableBusinessLive reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the Automobile Manufacturers Employers Organisation (Ameo) are set to resume wage talks in Pretoria next week after similar talks in Port Elizabeth last week failed to yield fruit.  

numsaEngineering News reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) on Monday raised objections to the appointment of Eskom chairperson Jabu Mabuza as interim chief executive, saying it intended seeking legal advice on the matter.  

tshwane thumb100 Pretoria News reports that the move by acting Tshwane mayor Abel Tau to request council to rescind the appointment of COO James Murphy as acting city manager is threatening to divide Tshwane House.  

OldMutualANA reports that Old Mutual on Monday said its estranged CEO Peter Moyo had not been allowed to come to work and the company was still in the process of securing a declaratory order.  

earningsANA reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Monday it was concerned by the demand by Eskom managers for a salary hike and the reported warning of a strike and loadshedding.  

popcruANA reports that the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) has added its voice to the condemnation of Thursday's attack by an alleged group of foreign national shop owners on police in Johannesburg.  

tshwane thumb100 Pretoria News reports that according to the Tshwane metro, the R380 million it agreed to disburse to municipal workers as part of the ex gratia once-off payments following last week’s crippling strike will not affect service delivery.  

sabcNews24 reports that on Monday the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) released the findings of its year-long investigation into allegations of editorial interference.  

protestTimesLIVE reports that there have been no arrests or disciplinary action against staff members who downed tools and trashed Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital in a dispute over bonuses more than a year ago.  

SanefThe Citizen reports that the case of the SA National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) against the EFF in the Equality Court was due to start in the Gauteng High Court on Monday.  

cosatuThe Citizen reports that trade union federation Cosatu wants President Cyril Ramaphosa to commit to a three-year wage moratorium for public office bearers, who include ministers, deputies and councillors, rather than a mere cut in perks.  

sasboBL Premium reports that SA’s major banks have poured cold water on a claim by finance union Sasbo that more than 10,000 people will soon be joining the ranks of the unemployed when the banking sector scraps thousands of posts.  

newsIndependent News reports that the Department of Employment and Labour’s (DEL’s) essential services committee is to examine whether the production, transportation and distribution of fuel should be declared an essential service.  

DenelMoneyweb reports that Solidarity has vowed to continue with legal action against state-owned arms manufacturer Denel for not adhering to its statutory obligations in terms of compulsory payments.  

employment thumb100 Moneyweb writes that last year when President Cyril Ramaphosa gave the closing address at the Jobs Summit, held to come up with a concrete plan to tackle unemployment, he told critics who said the event would be a talk shop to “eat their words”.  

postoffice thumb100 Bloomberg reports that top South African businessmen called upon to help save ailing state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are abandoning their posts, frustrated by indecision and political interference.  

headgearMining Weekly writes that the gender gap in the mining industry will widen if it does not invest in attracting more women to associated careers, in view of the quickly evolving roles and skills required by the industry, particularly owing to Industry 4.0.  

EIUGMining Weekly reports that the Energy Intensive Users Group of Southern Africa (EIUG) has called for urgent consideration to be given to the development of industrial tariffs for large power users, in the light of the threat being posed to domestic mining and industrial firms by steeply rising electricity tariffs.  

Sibanye StillwaterANA reports that Sibanye-Stillwater on Thursday filed court papers to oppose an application by a Rustenburg community to halt Sibanye's R5.2-billion acquisition of platinum producer Lonmin.  

VantageGoldfieldsMining Weekly reports that Real Win Investments (RWI) has confirmed that Vantage Goldfields has accepted its conditional offer to acquire 100% of the shares and claims in Vantage Goldfields SA (VGSA), the owners of the Lily and Barbrook mines, in Mpumalanga.