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.

earningsBusinessLive reports that Trade & Industry Minister Rob Davies has gazetted the Companies Amendment Bill which proposes a number of changes including steps that companies must take in the development of remuneration policies.  

gavel thumb100 BusinessLive reports that the Pretoria High Court has dismissed a bid by Swiss shell company Charles King to halt the sale of Optimum Coal mine.  

popcruThe Citizen reports that Department of Correctional Services (DCS) staff and members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) have vowed to sit outside Poyntons Building in Pretoria as they refuse to believe it is safe to work there.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90News24 reports that a 46-year-old miner has died following an underground accident at Lonmin's K3 shaft on Sunday.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Monday, 1 October 2018.

metrorail thumb medium90 92Cape Times reports that thousands of Metrorail commuters were faced with delays of one hour or more on routes from Paarl, Firgrove and Cape Town station after six coaches were damaged and destroyed in arson attacks at these stations on Friday.  

effANA reports that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Friday objected strongly to Transnet's stated intention to fire group CE Siyabonga Gama and suggested it was part of a purge by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan of African executives at parastatals.  

numSowetan reports that several employees of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) have accused their bosses of purging them for not supporting the union’s current leaders at the previous conference.  

protestEWN reports that Department of Health employees in Pretoria have entered their second month working on the street and there is still no indication whether government will arrange an alternative venue for them.  

PACCity Press reports Pan African Congress (PAC) and union leader Narius Moloto is at the centre of a sexual harassment scandal after a 23-year-old woman alleged that he sent her pornographic messages and solicited sex from her in exchange for a permanent job.  

SARSEWN reports that suspended SA Revenue Services (Sars) Commissioner Tom Moyane intends to approach the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) to put a stop to either the Nugent Commission of Inquiry into governance at Sars or his disciplinary hearing.  

newsNews24 reports that a 26-year-old snake farm manager died doing what he loved most when he was bitten by a black mamba.  

picBusinessLive reports that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) grew its assets under management by less than 1% to R2.08-trillion in the year to end-March 2018, from R1.928-trillion the previous year.  

employment thumb100 BusinessLive reports that the long-awaited national jobs summit, which will bring together business, labour and the government on Thursday and Friday, is expected to come up with proposals on how to create jobs and address the unemployment crisis.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92Sunday Times reports that the prospect of earning the equivalent of five years' salary in one year is luring South African teachers to classrooms in the Gulf.  In the main, they are ending up in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates.  

nursing thumb medium90 93Sunday Times Business Times reports that a proposal to train and employ 50,000 new nurses will be one of the flagship projects on the table at the government's Jobs Summit which will be held in Midrand this week.  

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 28 September 2018.

employment thumb100 BL Premium reports that the National Planning Commission (NPC) has slashed its most optimistic forecast of SA’s unemployment rate by 2030 in half and has warned of slow progress across the board in reaching the targets of the National Development Plan (NDP).  

vavi1IOL News reports that general secretary of the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) Zwelinzima Vavi continues to insist there is a “political agenda” against him.  This comes amid fresh sexual harassment allegations against him.  

cosatuBusiness Report writes that newly elected Cosatu president Zingiswa Losi has called on the government to conduct a thorough skills audit in the civil service to determine how much corruption and bloated management has cost the economy.  

employment thumb100 City Press reports that according to the Centre for Development and Enterprise’s (CDE’s) Ann Bernstein, South Africa faces either getting rid of the minimum wage and other policies or facing worsening unemployment.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that a 33-year-old man will spend 15 years behind bars after being convicted of stealing overhead railway cables near the Heideveld train station in Cape Town.  

witsuniversityThe Saturday Star reports that the Gender Equity Office (GEO) at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) has hit back at Professor Ivor Chipkin’s claims that the sexual harassment probe against him did not afford him enough time to respond.  

vavi1News24 reports that the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) said in a statement on Friday that an allegation of unwanted sexual advances which a Numsa employee levelled against its general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has been settled as a misunderstanding.  

DenelReuters reports that state-owned arms manufacturer Denel did not pay senior staff their salaries in full in September, the company confirmed on Friday.  

nedlacFin24 reports that just days before the National Jobs Summit, Cosatu has cautioned that the event could turn into a talk shop and complained that the government and business have sent junior delegations to preparatory meetings.  

southafricalogoSunday Tribune writes that the Department of Labour (DOL) has zero tolerance for companies which do not comply with the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act and Regulations, but has been accused of being in contravention of its own rules and failing to comply with legislation.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92Sunday Tribune reports that Metrorail services in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) are expected to be operational from Monday after a shutdown last week.  

vavi1SowetanLive reports that trade union leader Zwelinzima Vavi has allegedly been caught up in a new sex scandal involving an employee, which resulted in him getting a warning.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Thursday, 27 September 2018.