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.

nehawu80Fin24 reports that the National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) was set to embark on a collision course with government on Thursday, as it readied itself to announce public sector wage demands in the double digits.  

earningsThe Citizen reports that Shoprite Holdings, the continent’s largest retailer, has made a surprising about-turn on executive remuneration.  

southafricalogoTimesLive reports that contracts worth R165-million were awarded to suppliers in which government employees‚ including political office bearers‚ had an interest.  

samwu thumb medium80 78TimesLive reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) says it is disgusted by the decision to increase the daily rate of Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP) workers from R83.50 to just R88.00.  

sabcANA reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) said on Wednesday that it was concerned by the looming workers’ strike after the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers’ Union (Bemawu) declined to end the wage impasse.  

earningsFin24 reports that real disposable take-home pay shrank for the first time in seven months on a year-on-year (y/y) basis due to higher inflation in September 2017.  

PSiRATimesLive reports that on Monday morning police were called to the offices of the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) in the Joburg city centre‚ after protesting security guards blocked the entrance.  

protestEWN reports that on Monday morning hundreds of vehicles were slowly making their way towards Cape Town en route to Green Point with the aim of bringing attention to farm murders.  

durbanSunday Tribune reports that residents of eThekwini are experiencing ongoing utility billing bungles and electricity disconnections, because management at the city’s revenue department are allegedly not qualified to do their jobs.  

easterncape thumb100 ANA reports that Eastern Cape MEC for Eastern Cape Rural Development and Agrarian Reform, Mlibo Qoboshiyane, is expected to visit the Magwa Tea Estate in Lusikisiki next month for the first harvest following four years of dormancy.  

satawu thumb medium90 101TimesLive reports that SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu)-affiliated security guards at Chubb Fire and Security SA were due to embark on a strike from Monday.  

picTerry Bell writes that it has begun to dawn on public sector trade unionists that a very large sum of money from their pension funds may already have been handed over to politically motivated investments under the guise of promoting Black Economic Empowerment (BEE).  

gigaba2Business Report writes that labour federation Cosatu has expressed its disappointment with Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), saying the mini-budget revealed a “leadership crisis and dearth of ideas in government”.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that on Friday the bail hearing in the Brits Magistrate’s Court of an Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) member accused of possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition was postponed to 30 October for arguments and judgment.  

CapeTownlogoCape Times reports that according to City of Cape Town mayoral committee member for transport and urban development, Brett Herron, the opposition to the City's plans to take over the management of passenger rail service in the province by some trade unions was premature.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Fin24 reports that platinum producer Lonmin has hit back at calls by the Mining Forum of SA (MFSA) and Bapo ba Mogale Investments (BBMI) to have its operating licence removed over non-compliance with its social and labour plan (SLP).  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that the bail hearing on Friday in the Brits Magistrates’ Court of a National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) member accused of attempted murder was postponed to 31 October for arguments and judgment.  

GeneralMotorsCity Press reports that according to the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa), the effect of the pull-out by General Motors SA (GMSA) from South Africa was much more devastating than earlier expected, with close to a thousand workers affected.  

sandf thumb medium90 89News24 reports that the name of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) soldier who was shot and killed by a colleague in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was Private Nomathemba Ngeleka, a mother of one.  

protestTimesLive reports that Gauteng police have arrested 29 people for public violence during a meter taxi and truck strike on routes to OR Tambo International Airport on Friday.  

suninternationalBusinessLive reports that the dismissal of three shop stewards who participated in an unprotected strike following the notorious Gupta wedding at Sun City in 2013 has been held to be substantively fair by the Labour Court.  

uberBusinessLive reports that Uber driver-partners will start to receive perks in the form of fuel rebates and cellphone deals‚ which will help reduce their operating costs.  Other benefits will include car maintenance support and health insurance.  

RBPlatBloomberg reports that Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBM) was ordered on Thursday by mining inspectors to suspend operations at its North shaft.  

handcuffsTimesLive reports that four officials were arrested in Soweto on Thursday in an anti-corruption crackdown dubbed Operation Domino for allegedly facilitating the issuing of fraudulent roadworthy certificates in respect of vehicles that had not been tested.  

strike thumb medium85 85TimesLive reports that police have been called in to guard the Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital in Vosloorus, Gauteng.  The move came after the staff at the hospital on Wednesday held marches within the facility and chased away management.  

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that a man who was arrested in connection with the shooting of a member of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) told the Brits Magistrate's Court on Thursday that he had no knowledge of the charges brought against him.  

daEWN reports that the Democratic Alliance’s (DA’s) shadow MEC for education in Gauteng, Khume Ramulifho, has called on the premier to set up a commission of inquiry to investigate sexual assault cases at schools in the province.  

BankservAfricaBusinessLive reports that real disposable take-home pay shrank for the first time in seven months on a year-on-year basis due to higher inflation in September 2017.  

southafricalogoBusiness Report writes that the National Treasury on Wednesday pleaded for a “fair and reasonable compromise” between the government and state employees in the current round of wage talks, charging that this was in the public interest.  

Solidarity2Fin24 reports that trade union Solidarity on Wednesday expressed concern after Wim de Klerk, CEO of steel producer ArcelorMittal SA (AMSA), announced his retirement at the end of January 2018.