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.

MangoTrade union Solidarity confirmed on Friday that, following a series of negotiations during the week, it reached an agreement with Mango management on behalf of its members late on Thursday night.  

sapuEWN reports that the SA Policing Union (Sapu) has called off its 10111 call centre strike and its members will be back at work on Monday for the first time since July.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 19 October 2017.

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90News24Wire reports that platinum producer Lonmin has raised "deep concerns" following the death of employee Tholakele Dlunga this week, the sixth in the platinum belt in the North West in the past three months.  

mosebenzizwaneMiningmx writes that Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane, emboldened by President Jacob Zuma’s decision to retain him in the Cabinet, kicked back on Wednesday against attempts to “try him by public opinion”.  

vavi1HuffPost writes that with tensions at an all-time high between the ANC and its alliance partners, the SA Communist Party (SACP) has labelled President Jacob Zuma's axing of its general secretary, Blade Nzimande, as a minister of state as a declaration of war.  

chickensReuters reports that industry experts said on Wednesday that commercial egg production in SA has tumbled 17% and over 1,000 workers have lost their jobs in the wake of an outbreak of avian flu in June.  

westerncape thumb medium80 80Cape Argus reports that, despite the drought, more than 125,000 jobs have been added to the Western Cape’s agri-processing and agriculture sectors since the launch of the province’s Project Khulisa growth strategy in 2014.  

sadtu90TimesLive reports that the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) has given the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) seven days to respond to certain demands or face a full national strike.  

anglogoldashantiNews24 reported on Wednesday evening that rescue operations were still underway at AngloGold Ashanti’s Maponeng mine in Carletonville for a miner who has been trapped since Saturday.  

tshwane thumb100 TimesLive reports that a surprise strike by Tshwane Bus Service (TBS) staff at the C de Wet depot in Pretoria left commuters stranded on Thursday morning.  

joburgcityTimesLive reports that the City of Johannesburg on Wednesday inducted 1‚500 new Metro Police (JMPD) officers to “bolster” policing in the city.  

Sibanye StillwaterMining Weekly reports that trade union Solidarity says is has reached a favourable three-year wage agreement on behalf of its members at Sibanye Platinum’s Kroondal mine.  

PSCBCBusinessLive reports that public sector unions have tabled a consolidated list of demands, including general salary increases of 10% to 12% depending on level, with the Public Sector Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC).  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 18 October 2017.

picThe Star reports that labour federations and unions on Tuesday set aside their differences and spoke with one voice in demanding worker representation on the board of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC).  

comTimesLive reports that a miner was killed on Tuesday on the North West platinum belt‚ bringing the number of murdered workers in the industry to seven since July.  

Stats SABusinessLive reports that consumer inflation, as measured by the annual change in the consumer price index (CPI), accelerated to 5.1% year-on-year in September, from 4.8% in August.  

cosatuANA reports that labour federation Cosatu on Tuesday said it was “not convinced” that President Jacob Zuma’s latest Cabinet reshuffle was in the best interests of the country as the president had retained some of his most ineffectual ministers.  

er24IOL News reports that a man sustained serious burn wounds after he was electrocuted at a factory in Ekurhuleni on Tuesday afternoon.  The incident took place at a factory on Langkloof road in Alrode.  

panafricanMining Weekly reports that Pan African Resources’ Mpumalanga-based Barberton Mines has successfully concluded a one-year wage agreement with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the United Association of SA (Uasa).  

GEPFDispatchLive reports that the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) is looking for hundreds of people in the Eastern Cape who left the public service without claiming their government pensions.  

strike thumb medium85 85Netwerk24 reports that operations at MTO Forestry’s sawmills in George have been temporarily suspended.  This came about after workers who were unwilling to take part in a strike conducted by the National Certified Fishing and Allied Workers’ Union (NCFAWU) were attacked and assaulted.  

implatsheadgear smlMail & Guardian reports that with the recent spate of killings on the North West platinum belt mirroring the murders that happened before the Marikana massacre in August 2012, mining unions have raised red flags about the heightened tension.  

Solidarity2ANA reports that trade union Solidarity was due on Wednesday to return to the negotiating table with low-cost carrier Mango Airline amid an ongoing pilots' strike over wage hikes.  

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that a security guard accused of sexually assaulting up to 87 girls at a Soweto primary school where he worked was expected to appear in the Protea North Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.  

CCMABusiness Report writes that the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) is so overwhelmed with cases it has to deal with that it has partnered with the Department of Labour (DOL) for office space as it buckles under pressure.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 17 October 2017.

newsPretoria News reports that the protest march by the National Taxi Alliance (NTA) scheduled for Thursday in Pretoria has been officially suspended.  

eskomBusinessLive reports that Eskom’s disciplinary process in respect of suspended executive Matshela Koko got off to a rough start on Monday, with the chairman arriving unprepared and unable to proceed with the hearing.