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.

newsThe Star reports that the dead bodies of two men, suspected to be illegal miners, were found on Monday morning at the sides of two roads in Ekurhuleni in the vicinity of an abandoned mine shaft where illegal mining is known to take place.  

southafricalogoANA reports that the Department of Labour in the North West pointed out on Monday that labour inspectors did not issue spot fines.  

legalaidsaThe Citizen reports that the wheels of justice could grind to a halt countrywide if a brewing national strike at Legal Aid SA is not averted.  

strike thumb medium85 85GroundUp reports that farm workers from Oak Valley Estate and supporters from Grabouw blocked the N2 highway near Sir Lowry’s Pass on Monday demanding a wage increase to R250 per day, an end to labour brokering, and the removal of single-sex hostels.  

boardroomtableBloomberg writes that when the world’s biggest platinum producers sit down with labour unions this month to negotiate a new three-year wage deal, it could prove an early test of Cyril Ramaphosa’s new presidency.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Monday, 13 May 2019.

SRWPThe Citizen reports that a Twitter account representing the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Gauteng sent out a tweet thanking members of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) for voting for them in Wednesday’s national polls.  

GEPFThe Sunday Times Business Times writes that concerns about the funding and governance of state pensions continue to plague the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF), leaving members and pensioners anxious.  

newsBloomberg reports that according to Cynthia Carroll, former chief executive officer of Anglo American, mining is not only for men and needs to change with companies doing more to push gender diversity.  

joburgcityThe Star reports that the City of Johannesburg has set aside millions to refurbish under-resourced fire stations across the metro, but according to the SA Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu), this would not be enough if the stations were not maintained regularly.  

gavel thumb100 SABC News reports that the murder and attempted murder trial of eight Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) leaders was scheduled to be heard in the Pretoria High Court on Monday.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92EWN reports that in a continued effort to clamp down on the crime crippling Cape Town’s rail network, the Passenger Rail Agency of SA's (Prasa's) rail enforcement unit has recorded further successes.  

prasaDaily News reports that according to the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa), most of the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) railway corridors would resume operations on Monday.  

sapsANA reports that a South African Police Service (SAPS) constable fatally wounded a man before turning his service pistol on himself in Khayelitsha in Cape Town on Saturday.  

earningsMoneyweb reports that a growing number of countries have implemented legislation that forces companies to be transparent about how much they pay their employees – the aim being to expose and eliminate salary disparities between different race and gender groups.  

newsTimesLIVE reports that a truck driver was killed on the N1 near De Doorns in the Western Cape when a rock was allegedly thrown through his windshield on Sunday morning.  

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 10 May 2019.

Tiso BlackstarFin24 reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) has called on the Tiso Blackstar Group to halt retrenchment proceedings amid ongoing consultations with its affiliate, the South African Typographical Union (SATU).  

VUTSowetanLive reported on Friday that lecturers, cleaners and security guards were on strike at the Vaal University of Technology (VUT), bringing operations to a standstill and leaving its 22,000 students in the lurch ahead of mid-year exams.  

southafricalogoThe Sunday Times reports that countless fathers have been left out in the cold after the government failed to make good on new legislation giving them 10 days’ paid paternity leave.  

auroraBusinessLive reports that lawyers acting for the liquidators of the Pamodzi mining group want to locate Khulubuse Zuma in their continuing attempts to recover the more than R1.4bn that he personally owes to creditors.  

handcuffsTimesLIVE writes that there's no quick getaway in a town so small that everyone knows everyone, as four suspects now behind bars have discovered.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Bloomberg reports that platinum producer Lonmin, which has struggled through years of losses, believes its return to profit does not undermine the logic of the takeover offer from Sibanye-Stillwater.  

fedusa thumb medium80 85Fin24 reports that the future of Dennis George, suspended general secretary of the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa), will be decided this week.  

vavi1TimesLIVE reports that a “harrowing” run-in with eight armed robbers has left SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi and his wife Noluthando in “desperate need of counselling”.  

SRWPThe Sunday Independent reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has defended the dismal performance of its newly formed political party at the general elections last week.  

newsNews24 reports that according to the family of the security guard who was recently run over by a vehicle in a parking area while directing traffic was in a stable condition, but only time would reveal the extent of his injuries.  

durbanANA reports that clean-up operations started in most parts of eThekwini on Friday following a destructive wildcat strike by municipal workers last week.  

anglogoldashantiBL Premium reports that AngloGold Ashanti CEO Kelvin Dushnisky insists that the company’s decision to sell its last remaining SA gold mining assets is "not an indictment" of SA.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Thursday, 9 May 2019.