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.

tshwane thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that the City of Tshwane said on Monday that its emergency services chief did indeed hold the required qualifications for his position.  

postoffice thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that the man arrested for the rape and murder of 19-year-old UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana has been summarily dismissed from the SA Post Office (Sapo).  

coalNews24Wire reports that Optimum Coal Mine in Middelburg, Mpumalanga went up in flames after a fire set the mine's conveyor belts alight on Sunday.  

newsNews24 reports that cash-in-transit (CIT) security personnel escaped with their lives on Monday after their vehicle was bombed near Mandeni, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).  

SANParksTimesLIVE reports that SANParks employees are expected to embark on a nationwide strike this week following unresolved wage negotiations.  

sabcSowetan reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has started the process of recouping from former and current employees R5.2bn that was lost through fraud, irregular salary increases and appointments, as well as through wasteful expenditure.  

southafricalogoCity Press reports that Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu is looking to reach a much-needed agreement with labour this week over the future of staff, as part of processes involved in the macro reconfiguration of the state.  

handcuffsTimesLIVE reports that three police constables will face charges of armed robbery, defeating the ends of justice and kidnapping after allegedly stealing a cargo of poached abalone being transported in a minibus taxi.  

strike thumb medium85 85EWN reports that a strike by Metrobus drivers left more than 80% of its commuters stranded in Johannesburg on Monday morning.  

handshake thumb medium90 90BusinessLive reports that employers in the vehicle manufacturing sector have hailed the multiyear wage agreement reached with the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa).  

SolidarityANA reports that trade union Solidarity will ask the Labour Court in Johannesburg on Wednesday to oblige the government to implement the recommendations of a report on employment equality released by the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) about 18 months ago.  

earningsMoneyweb presents a useful guide to the terminology commonly used in remuneration discussions and points out that many of these seemingly confusing terms have simple definitions.  

southafricalogoCity Press reports that Deputy Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Bavelile Hlongwa had stopped to assist a motorist whose vehicle had overturned on the N1 at Maubane in Limpopo when she became a casualty of a freak accident.  

OldMutualBL Premium reports that, as a public slinging match rumbles on, Old Mutual chairperson Trevor Manuel has defended his board’s decision to block Peter Moyo from returning to work as CEO, saying the insurer’s second dismissal letter was valid.  

amcu thumb medium80 81City Press reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has accused Sibanye-Stillwater of working behind the scenes to ensure its demise as the biggest union in the platinum sector.  

numsaANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) on Friday said it intended to challenge the decision by the Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) to make balloting compulsory before engaging in any strike.  

SANParksNews24 reports that SANParks employees are planning a nationwide strike over unresolved wage disputes and unanswered complaints to management.  

handshake thumb medium90 90Engineering News reports that the Automotive Manufacturers Employers’ Association (Ameo) has signed a new three-year wage agreement with the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa).  

fawuSunday Independent reports that the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) has fired its general secretary Katishi Masemola after a protracted battle among its leaders over missing millions of rands.  

exxaroMining Weekly reports that Exxaro Resources won a silver award in the service design category at the 2019 Loeries, which was the highest award given in the category this year, for its MyNexxt: Future-ready workforce learning platform.  

durbanSunday Tribune reports that eThekwini mayor Mxolisi Kaunda is hoping to address all the issues relating to the problematic Durban public transport services by reviewing some of the policies and reports.  

retirementBusinessLive reports that the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) is working with the Treasury to drive more consolidation among retirement funds because there are too many of them to achieve lower costs.  

TranspharmBusinessLive reports that Transpharm, a subsidiary of grocer Shoprite, is losing R11m a day due to crippling industrial action by disgruntled workers who are demanding salary increases of over 100%.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Thursday, 12 September 2019.

uctNews24Wire reports that the University of Cape Town (UCT) says it will not tolerate further disruptions by a group of people not employed by it, but who have protested on its campus wanting the institution to give them jobs.  

samwu thumb medium80 78The Star reports that a faction of the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) has set itself on a collision course with the City of Johannesburg’s mayor Herman Mashaba following his decision to recognise another rival group.  

parliamentANA reports that suspended Secretary to Parliament, Gengezi Mgidlana, who was suspended more than two years ago, could face the axe after a disciplinary panel recommended that he should be summarily dismissed on four of the charges levelled against him.  

ManpowerGroupThe Citizen reports that the overall South African employment outlook for the fourth quarter of the year stands at +4% hiring prospects, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.  

Tongaat HulettThe North Coast Courier writes that the human impact of the huge financial meltdown faced by sugar giant Tongaat Hulett bit this week, when 210 families living in the company compound were told to pack their bags.  

mpumaNews24Wire reports that Mpumalanga’s education department head, Mahlasedi Mhlabane, has been fired following an internal investigation by the integrity unit in the premier’s office.