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.

gavel thumb100 BL Premium reports that civil society organisations have lost their bid to urgently interdict the selection of a new leadership team at the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA).  They had sought to halt recruitment proceedings until the media and public were permitted access.  

earningsIndependent News reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC’s) annual report shows that the public broadcaster spent more than R2.35 billion paying the salaries of 2,979 employees at an average salary of R791,000 per person during the 2019/20 financial year.  

sasolFin24 reports that the fees of Sasol’s directors will be slashed by 20%, the company said on Wednesday, in anticipation of shareholders disapproving a resolution on executive remuneration at the petrochemical group’s upcoming annual general meeting.  

sabcIndependent News reports that more than 400 jobs are back on the line at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) after a short-lived victory that saw the public broadcaster’s group executive for news withdraw retrenchment notices late on Tuesday afternoon.  

medicaldoctorThe Star reports that the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) identified 18 bogus doctors since the beginning of the year, had them arrested and shut down their surgeries.  Ten were men and eight women.  

ComairNews24 reports that whether Comair's and British Airways brands will be able to start operating again as from 1 December might be impacted by an urgent Labour Court application by the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) on Thursday.  

sabcTimesLIVE reports that SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) news employees at Auckland Park embarked on a go-slow on Tuesday, with some allegedly refusing to go on air as a heated meeting erupted over looming retrenchments.  

protestBusinessLive reports that Gauteng commuters were left stranded on Wednesday when the National Taxi Alliance (NTA) blocked major highways and “hijacked” a metro bus to protest against the government’s non-implementation of a R1.14bn Covid-19 relief fund for the sector.  

WescoalMining Weekly reports that coal miner Wescoal has initiated a Section 189 retrenchment process, which it expects to conclude by mid-December, with staff reductions to be implemented across all operations.  

UIFBusinessLive reports that the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) will next week open and begin processing applications for the extended wage protection scheme for workers.  

joburgcityEWN reports that the City of Johannesburg’s (CoJ) Group Forensics and Investigation Services (GFIS) has discovered that over 1,500 employees of the metro fraudulently received special Covid-19 social relief grants and other grants.  

TsogoBL Premium reports that municipalities charged full rates to Tsogo Sun Hotels even as hotels stood closed, with CEO Marcel von Aulock calling the lack of support a disgrace.  

uctCape Argus reports that the Black Academic Caucus (BAC) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and a group called Concerned UCT Staff are calling for justice for the late Professor Bongani Mayosi, who committed suicide.  

sasolMoneyweb reports that Sasol has been slammed for double-standards in its approach to executive remuneration.  

SolidarityTrade union Solidarity is of the opinion that there is no hope of turning the economy around or of creating jobs until the state of disaster has been lifted in its entirety.  

strike thumb medium85 85TimesLIVE reports that Durban Solid Waste workers are on strike again.  Waste workers have gone on strike at least three times since the start of the year.  

newsCity Press writes that SA’s ever-rising unemployment rate may pose a threat to social stability and could also complicate efforts to stabilise the country’s rapidly deteriorating public finances.  

handcuffsIndependent News reports that four suspects have been nabbed for allegedly robbing a supermarket and subsequently shooting an RTI officer at a roadblock while fleeing.  

delilleEngineering News reports that various government departments have commenced with the roll-out of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plan to protect and create jobs as part of his emergency relief package that has been mobilised in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.  

southafricalogoIndependent News reports that the Department of Employment and Labour’s (DEL’s) national minimum wage hotline received about 178,000 complaints over the six months since it was introduced.  

GEPFBL Premium reports that SA’s sluggish economy and the Covid-19 outbreak and associated lockdowns had a devastating effect on the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF).  

sabcBL Premium reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC’s) loss-making streak shows no sign of ending with the embattled public broadcaster reporting a R511m loss for the 2019/2020 financial year.  

CCMABL Premium reports that the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) says it will no longer be able to operate at full capacity as a result of its upcoming R617m budget cut.  

westerncape thumb medium80 80Cape Times reports that the Western Cape Department of Agriculture is to provide crucial relief to employees in the local wine tourism sector in the form of a R12 million support fund.  

nsfasMail & Guardian reports that bugged offices, staff suspended for a year without being charged, positions created for select people and senior executives made redundant are some of the allegations that have been levelled against Randall Carollissen, the administrator of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).  

sapsEWN reports that a taxi driver who allegedly knocked over a policeman in Khayelitsha on Saturday evening is on the run.  

prasaCape Argus reports that the Western Cape provincial government and the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to revive the Central Line.  

nupsawPretoria News reports that hundreds of community health workers will for three days next week camp at Church Square in Pretoria, even as unions representing them disagree over what’s best for them.  

earningsBL Premium reports that RCL Foods, which owns Rainbow Chickens and Selati Sugar, left shareholders with a bitter taste in the mouth after the group was reticent at its annual general meeting on Friday to answer questions about its strategy, leadership and executive remuneration.  

gautengIndependent News reports that the Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) has parted ways with two senior officials in the Human Settlements portfolio.