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.

woolworthsBusinessLive reports that the Woolworths top management will not receive Christmas bonuses as the retailer reported its worst results in 10 years and failed to achieve profit targets.  

publicprotectorSunday Times reports that in a strained standoff last Monday, public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane the leadership of SA Airways (SAA) to a meeting, where she ordered them to reverse a decision to axe four employees for contravening the airline's communications policy.  

harmonyeNCA reports that Harmony Gold is to hold a memorial service on Monday in Carletonville, west of Johannesburg, for five miners who died last week after a rockfall at the Kusasalethu mine.  

santacoNews24 reports that the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) warned on Sunday that taxi fares would possibly increase by between R1 and R5 per journey, depending on the region, following a petrol price increase of 67c per litre.  

sapsANA reports that a senior policewoman was killed at the KwaMhlanga police holding cells in Mpumalanga on Saturday, allegedly by an awaiting trial female prisoner suspected to be mentally ill.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet from Friday, 1 September to Sunday, 3 September 2017.

strike thumb medium85 85Bosveld Review reports that some 500 workers at Spif Beleggings Chickens in Mookgophong (Naboomspruit), who are represented by the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu), have been left without any source of an income since May.  

labourcourtsBusinessLive reports that Lawyers for Human Rights and the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) have challenged the decision by labour brokers to ignore a court judgment that removed them as dual employers of temporary workers.  

ramaphosaSowetanLive reports that labour federation Cosatu is so confident Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will be victorious at the ANC elective conference in December that it has not bothered to have a plan B.  

transhexMining Weekly reports that diamond producer Trans Hex will be placing its Baken mine, in the Northern Cape, on care and maintenance from 1 November.  

mosebenzizwaneANA reports that Harmony Gold management was on Friday due to brief Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane on the seismic incident a week ago that killed five mineworkers at the Kusasalethu mine.  

ceppwawuBusinessLive reports that a turf war between the Chemical Energy Paper Printing Wood and Allied Workers’ Union (Ceppwawu) and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has resulted in the deaths of two people.  

miner thumb medium90 104Bloomberg reports that former workers who contracted deadly lung diseases, particularly silicosis, in SA gold mines decades ago may soon finally receive compensation.  

CapeTownlogoCape Argus reports that the City of Cape Town has noted with disappointment an increase in the number of incidents where firefighters have been prevented from doing their jobs.  

sabcBusiness Report writes that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng has vowed to defend his pension pay-out and get back his job at the public broadcaster.  

farming thumb medium80 84Cape Argus reports that Western Cape standing committee chairperson on economic opportunities, tourism and agriculture, Beverley Schäfer, says that a possible drop of 10% in agricultural produce due to the drought could lead to 17,000 job losses in the province.  

cosatuNews24 reports that Cosatu intends on Wednesday, 27 September to hold a nationwide strike against state capture, corruption and job losses, the trade union federation announced on Thursday at a press briefing.  

harmonyEWN reports that Harmony Gold is planning a memorial service on Monday for five of its miners who were killed in a seismic event at its Kusasalethu Mine.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 31 August 2017.

newseNCA reports that a Free State farmer is under investigation for allegedly flouting labour laws and for treating workers as slaves.  

harmonyNews24 reports that that Harmony Gold said on Thursday that the bodies of the last two trapped miners at the Kusasalethu mine near Carletonville have been recovered.  

joburgcityANA reports that City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba on Thursday warned that discipline action would be taken against employees who have embarked on an illegal work stoppage within the City’s Revenue Shared Services Centre (RSSC).  

graphdown thumb medium90 80Reuters reports that the SA Reserve Bank’s (SARB’s) 3-6% consumer inflation target range should probably be lower to bring it into line with emerging market peers, Governor Lesetja Kganyago said on Wednesday.  

gigaba2Business Report writes that the National Treasury indicated on Wednesday that Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba intended to resolve the payment of pensions to beneficiaries of the former Venda Pension Fund by the end of November 2017.  

NaamsaBusiness Report writes that employment in SA’s vehicle manufacturing industry remained stable in the second quarter of the year, despite the depressed economy.  

joburgcityTimesLive reports that some City of Johannesburg workers have gone on strike in solidarity with their colleagues who have been arrested for fraud.  

ANN7ANA reports that Mzwanyele ‘Jimmy’ Manyi, owner of Infinity Media Networks, on Wednesday vowed to tackle the hostile labour relations between staff and management at the ANN7 TV network and The New Age newspaper.   

GEPFFin24 reports that the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) has assured its members, pensioners and beneficiaries that it has not received any proposal to help fund South African Airways (SAA).  

MotsoalediBusinessLive reports that trade union federation Cosatu on Wednesday accused Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi of attempting to water down the ANC’s policy position regarding National Health Insurance (NHI) and called for him to go.  

southafricalogoFin24 reports that tax experts on Tuesday urged National Treasury to give careful consideration to the economic implications of repealing a provision that exempts certain South Africans who work overseas from paying tax in SA.