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.

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Afro Voice reports that research on the Marikana massacre has won the University of Cape Town’s (UCT’s) business school an international award.  

sabcThe Star reports that Mbombo Maleka, content adviser to Parliament’s portfolio committee on communications, has blamed labour woes at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on its former chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng.  

gavel thumb100 Timeslive reports that the Randburg Magistrate's Court was due on Wednesday to hear evidence from a man accused of repeatedly assaulting his former domestic worker.  

fedusa thumb medium80 85Timeslive reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) and the Motor Transport Workers’ Union (MTWU) were due on Wednesday to meet with employers in the cash-in-transit sector to discuss a spate of violent heists.  

gavel thumb100 Timeslive reports that trial proceedings revealed that the station commander of the Elliot police station was killed for wanting to discipline cops under his watch‚ the Hawks said on Tuesday.  

employment thumb100 ANA reports that the Growth Institute announced on Tuesday that the Gauteng provincial government would be hosting the fourth annual Youth Jobs, Career, and Entrepreneurship Expo next month.  

SaftuThe Citizen reports that the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) says it is ‘disgusted’ by the passing of three labour bills in the National Assembly on Tuesday, ‘but not surprised’.  

angloamericanBusinessLive reports that Anglo American subsidiary Kumba Iron Ore is increasingly using technology to improve efficiency and cut costs.  

wsuniversity thumb100 BusinessLive reports that Walter Sisulu University (WSU) management is facing a total shutdown across all campuses on Wednesday.  

ebrahimpatelEngineering News reports that Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel will on Wednesday officially reopen the Cape Town Iron and Steel Works plant (Cisco), in Kuils River, in the Western Cape.  

healthcareEWN reports that staff at the Alexandra Community Health Centre say that although they fear for their safety after a fatal stabbing at the facility, they will continue serving the community as best they can.  

gavel thumb100 The Citizen reports that two suspects appeared in the Wynberg court on Monday after taxi-related violence broke out in Cape Town over the weekend, leaving 10 people dead and several more injured.  

sandf thumb medium90 89SowetanLive reports that an army major has been fired for allegedly posting on social media that it was now "white people's turn to be killed and tortured as a revenge for apartheid".  

newsBusiness Report writes that a total of 224 jobs were created in the new motor vehicle manufacturing industry in the first quarter of this year, despite low production capacity utilisation at two plants.  

picFin24 reports that the National Assembly has passed amendments to the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) Act to promote transparency and good governance at the state investment manager.  

parliamentFin24 reports that the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Bill, the Basic Conditions of Employment (BCEA) Amendment Bill and the Labour Relations Amendment (LRA) Bill were all passed by the National Assembly on Tuesday.  

healthcareBusinessLive reports that according to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, the keenly awaited Medical Schemes Amendment Bill will not be published for comment until the Cabinet has approved the National Health Insurance Bill.  

sapsNews24 reports that at least 27 officers of South Africa's Crime Intelligence division have criminal records.  This was revealed in an answer from Police Minister Bheki Cele to a written parliamentary question from Democratic Alliance (DA) MP Dianne Kohler Barnard.  

PSCBCBusinessLive reports that public sector employees are losing out on a big payday due to the delayed conclusion of their draft wage agreement.  

SaftuBusinessLive reports that in an unexpected move the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) has requested a meeting with its rival Cosatu to discuss "issues of common interest".  

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of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Monday, 28 May 2018.

newsSowetan reports workers at Modimolle-Mookgophong municipality in Limpopo are up in arms after their employer failed to pay all of them this month, pleading poverty.  

MangaungAfro Voice reports that a total of 600 metro police officers are set to be employed by the Mangaung metro to deal with law enforcement.  

DlodloBusinessLive reports that Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says no cabinet minister should have more than two advisers.  

healthcareTimeslive reports that a Hawks investigation revealed that a retired auxiliary nurse allegedly stole a doctor’s identity and was treating patients in his backyard.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92EWN reports that the Passenger Rail Agency of SA’s (Prasa’s) new interim board hit the rails running when members toured Metrorail facilities in Johannesburg on Monday.  

sasolBloomberg reports that the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has ruled that workers at Sasol are allowed to strike over the exclusion of white staff from an employee shareholding plan.  

kznlogo thumb100 ANA reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) has urged KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) premier Willies Mchunu to heed the rising call of unions in the province to fire health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo without delay.  

earningsMoneyweb reports that a number of questions have been raised about a R19 million cash bonus paid to Santam chief executive Lizé Lambrechts in 2017.  

hawksSABC News reports that a multi-disciplinary team has been put in place to investigate the killing of a Hawks member in Bloemfontein last week while on duty.