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.

eskomBloomberg reports that workers at Eskom will strike during the week of scheduled elections in South Africa to protest the possible sale of shares and planned job cuts at the embattled state-owned power utility.  

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) boss Robert McBride is taking his fight to keep his job to court.  

edconBloomberg writes that a scramble to help Edcon Holdings keep afloat suggests that, like Eskom and SA Airways, the retailer might be seen as too big to let fail.  

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that a man from Pretoria who shot and killed a farmworker whom he thought was a bushpig, was sentenced on Tuesday in the Modimolle Regional Court to six years in prison.  

AbsaANA reports that the Black Management Forum (BMF) on Tuesday demanded that Absa Bank should replace the outgoing chief executive Maria Ramos with a black executive.  

safpuBusinessLive reports that the SA Football Players Union (Safpu) wants the government to review tax for footballers as one of the ways of addressing the serious financial challenges players face after they retire.  

implatsheadgear smlBusinessLive reports that as the global commodity market comes out of a decade-long slump, boards of mining companies face a different world with fresh challenges that threaten how they generate value for all stakeholders and not just shareholders as they did in the past.  

joburgcityEWN reports that the City of Johannesburg on Monday honoured the firefighters who fought in the deadly Bank of Lisbon Building fire.  

newsANA reports that two truckers were injured on Tuesday, and four trucks were torched and six light motor vehicles were damaged, after an attack by what was alleged to be striking plastics industry employees.  

AbsaANA reports that Absa’s chief executive officer Maria Ramos will retire at the end of February when she turns 60 and becomes eligible to do so, the banking group said on Tuesday.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92News24 reports that seven teachers who were barred from going back to Eldorado Park Secondary School by residents have still not been able to return.  

sabcNews24 reports that Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams apologised on Tuesday to SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) workers following a delay in payment of their January salaries.  

busaBusinessLive reports that leaders of various economic sectors told delegates at a Business Unity SA (Busa) indaba on Tuesday that policy incoherence and uncertainty has hampered business growth and has led to massive job losses.  

AgbizEngineering News reports that Agbiz (Agricultural Business Chamber) CEO Dr John Purchase on Tuesday shared the agricultural sector’s five-year business plan at Business Unity SA’s (Busa’s) Business Economic Indaba, held in Midrand.  

busaEngineering News reports that Business Unity SA (Busa) and the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) have collaborated on the development of a Web tool to help smaller businesses with labour relations processes and matters.  

newsBusinessLive writes on the death of veteran unionist Cedric Gina, who passed away on Monday in Durban’s Addington Hospital after a short illness.  

eskomEngineering News reports that Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Tuesday that Eskom’s financial and operational problems were unlikely to be solved without structural changes being made at the state-owned electricity utility.  

sabcNews24 reports that SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) employees woke up on Tuesday morning to find that their salaries had not been paid.  

sadtu90The Sowetan reports that hundreds of pupils in Eldorado Park were left stranded on Monday after teachers affiliated to the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) went on strike.  

GEPFBusinessLive reports that the obligation of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) to invest money with the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) came under the spotlight at the Mpati inquiry on Monday.  

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related stories that appeared thus far on
Monday, 28 January 2019.

sapsSowetanLive reports that police minister Bheki Cele last week told the community of KaMhlushwa, in Mpumamanga, to call him directly if they were not being serviced by police.  

tshwane thumb100 The Star writes that, with the Tshwane ANC having already declared that it wants embattled city manager Moeketsi Mosola to step down amid the GladAfrica tender scandal, the spotlight will shift to the EFF.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92The Star writes that a Gauteng schoolteacher suffering a recurring voice loss syndrome has spoken out about her battle to regain her job.  

UNTUEngineering News reports that the United National Transport Union (UNTU) is in the process of launching a Nedlac Section 77 process through its affiliated federation, the Federation of Trade Unions of SA (Fedusa).  

handcuffsNews24 reports that after nearly a week on the run, a 24-year suspect has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the killing of an Eastern Cape police officer.  

Solidarity2ANA reports that Solidarity advised on Monday that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has made his first payment of R300,000 to the trade union.  

SanefANA reports that the SA National Editors' Forum (Sanef) on Friday appointed an independent auditor to investigate an alleged R100,000 donation claimed to have been paid by Bosasa Operations to a campaign for the so-called SABC8.  

newsThe Sunday Independent reports on the traumatic experience of a Mugg & Bean employee who was dragged into the bathroom, forcefully undressed and his private parts laid bare, all with the aim of “proving” his manhood and age.  

limusaEWN reports that prominent trade unionist and African National Congress (ANC) member Cedric Gina has passed away.  Gina died in a Durban hospital on Monday morning.