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.

strike thumb medium85 85News24 reports that commuters in some areas served by Johannesburg's Metrobus routes were forced to use alternative buses and forms of transport on Tuesday.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Tuesday, 5 June 2018.

SalgaAfro Voice reports that the SA Local Government Association (Salga) is hopeful the upcoming municipal wage negotiations, set to take place on Thursday and Friday, will produce a breakthrough.  

sapu thumb medium80 79Afro Voice reports that the South African Policing Union (Sapu) has called for a speedy conclusion to the disciplinary case against former acting national police commissioner Lieutenant-General Khomotso Phahlane.  

psaAfro Voice reports that the notice served on the government on Monday by the Public Servants Association (PSA) of a national strike over public sector wage rises has heightened tensions with rival Cosatu.  

gunThe Star reports that poor working conditions and meagre salaries in a highly dangerous environment are major contributors that have pushed some cash-in-transit guards to collude with gangs.  

strike thumb medium85 85GroundUp reports that thousands of farm workers in the Sundays River Valley area in the Eastern Cape have been striking since last Thursday demanding higher wages.  

numMining Weekly reports that members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in the Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Vereeniging region who are employees at Eskom have resolved not to accept the utility’s offer of a 0% wage increase.  

KPMGBusinessLive reports that with KPMG SA having lost its ability to rehabilitate its image and win back the confidence of its corporate clients in SA, KPMG International is looking to take much deeper and extensive control of the local outfit.  

newsBusinessLive reports that independent transport analyst Paul Browning says the management of the SA transport system is dysfunctional and impedes its development and the formalisation of a chaotic minibus-taxi industry.  

sapsThe Citizen reports that the national police commissioner, General Khehla Sitole, and police minister, Bheki Cele, talked tough on crime on Monday, while admitting that they also faced some serious questions within their own ranks.  

DeutscheBankFin24 reports that Deutsche Bank is shutting down most of its corporate-finance division in South Africa as part of a global review of its business.  

psaBusinessLive reports that the 230,000 strong Public Servants Association (PSA) is set to down tools on 11 June, after its members rejected a wage deal offered by the government.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Monday, 4 June 2018.

southafricalogoThe Department of Labour reports that it has moved a step closer towards the reopening of the Johannesburg Labour Centre (JLC) to address service delivery.  

petrolpumpCape Argus writes that cash-strapped consumers, especially commuters, are in for a wallop of a fuel price increase that will see a steep increase in transport costs.  

miners2Mining Weekly reports that precious metals producer Sibanye-Stillwater is concerned that a plateau has been reached in reducing fatalities in SA’s mining industry.  

healthcareeNCA reports that Health Ombudsman, Malegapuru Makgoba, has warned that SA’s healthcare system is on the verge of collapse.  

gavel thumb100 Timeslive reports that three former employees of the Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund were found guilty in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court last week of defrauding the fund.  

UguAfro Voice reports that striking municipal workers have been blamed for taps running dry in the Ugu district. 

nehawu80GroundUp reports that the People’s Health Movement SA (Phmsa) has withdrawn its membership from the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) health sub-committee.  

newsTimeslive reports that a study has found that easy access to explosives and corruption in the police system are some of the reasons for a dramatic increase in cash-in-transit heists.  

southafricalogoTimeslive writes that holes in the walls, sewage seeping through walls and the roof and speeding lifts are just some of the hazards workers at the national headquarters of the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) have to deal with every day.  

samalogo thumb medium85 87The Citizen reports that the SA Medical Association (Sama) has warned that the Gauteng health department is heading for a financial disaster similar to that of North West.  

SANParksTraveller24 reported on Monday morning that Addo Elephant National Park's main gate remained inaccessible to visitors due to protests.  

KPMGFin24 reports that beleaguered audit firm KPMG expects some 400 people to leave the firm as it shuts several regional offices.  The company announced on Monday that it was "reshaping" its business and "strengthen[ing] leadership capacity".  

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African 
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 1 June 2018.

education blackboard thumb medium80 92Sunday Tribune reports that opposition parties in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) want the former Hopeville Primary School (Phoenix) teacher who pocketed R519,420 during her 1,522 days’ unlawful sick leave to pay back the money.  

samalogo thumb medium85 87SABC News reports that according to the Mpumalanga Health Department, the Mapulaneng hospital in Bushbuckridge has been operating on a skeleton staff after doctors and nurses affiliated to the SA Medical Association (SAMA) downed tools.  

earningsBusinessLive reports that Old Mutual Investment Group is not satisfied with Tongaat Hulett’s executive pay structure and says it plans to discuss the issue with the company.