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.

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Thursday, 15 March 2018.

joburgcityTimeslive reports that the City of Johannesburg’s Department of Development Planning has suspended three officials for alleged maladministration.  

numsaEngineering News reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) on Thursday said its opposition to Eskom’s power purchase agreements with independent power producers (IPPs) was because the State had not consulted workers on the impact of the deal.  

gavel thumb100 Timeslive reports that former North West Deputy Police Commissioner William Mpembe is one of six men facing charges of murder in connection with the 2012 Marikana murders.  

gautengSowetan reports that the Gauteng department of health warned in papers filed at the Johannesburg Labour Court on Monday that mortuaries would be plunged into a crisis should workers continue to refuse to dissect corpses.  

nehawu80Timeslive reports the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) will be subject to a commission of inquiry‚ with officials to face consequences for any negative findings‚ it was announced on Wednesday.  

protestTimeslive reports that health trade unions in Gauteng will take to the streets on Friday after the provincial department failed to pay performance bonuses to the workers in the province.  

employment thumb100 BusinessLive reports that according to Thamsanqa Mazwai, special adviser to the minister of small business, townships have the potential to drive economic growth in SA.  

prasaANA reports that a female train driver was stripped naked, hit with a brick and dragged into the thickets during ongoing attacks on Tuesday on trains along the Pretoria to Pienaarspoort corridor.  

er24Timeslive reports that two men were seriously injured after being shot while on a train in Benoni on Wednesday afternoon.  

durbanTimeslive reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) has slammed the eThekwini municipality for not acting in the interests of residents after the city announced that the private operator running the municipal bus service had run out of diesel again.  

eskomBusinessLive reports that more trade unions have vowed to fight the agreements set to be entered into between Eskom and 27 Independent Power Producers (IPPs).  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Wednesday, 14 March 2018.

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that the case against a 41-year-old man, who allegedly raped his domestic worker and forced her to perform sexual acts with his dogs, has been postponed.  

protestThe Citizen reports that allegations of racial slurs posted on Facebook brought the Department of Justice in Pretoria to a standstill on Tuesday afternoon as staff gathered to demand the immediate suspension of two co-workers.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92The New Age writes that driving on SA’s rail tracks is a ride to hell for many of the country’s train drivers.  

fsbBusinessLive reports that a fund, the beneficiaries of which are children of deceased mine workers, has about R385m on deposit with VBS Mutual Bank.  

sabcSowetanLive reports that the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) heard on Tuesday that controversial former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng was not qualified to hold any top position at the public broadcaster.  

graduate thumb100 BusinessLive reports that Stadio Holdings, the PSG-aligned private tertiary education specialist that listed in 2017, looks set to establish medical and engineering schools in the next three years.  

gautengNews24 reports that law enforcement agencies have vowed to resolve the ongoing war between metered taxis drivers and Uber and Taxify drivers.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92eNCA reports that Metrorail has suspended operations in Mamelodi, north east of Pretoria, due to train hijackings, staff assaults and attacks against commuter trains in the area.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Timeslive reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) says its 20,000 members will march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Tuesday, 20 March to protest the mass job losses in the mining industry and other socio-economic issues.  

medicaldoctorNews24 reports that Deputy Minister of Health Mathume Phaahla announced on Tuesday that South African medical students who studied abroad would now be allowed to write the Health Professions Council of SA’s (HPCSA’s) board exam.  

gautengThe Citizen reports that Gauteng funeral parlours say they are feeling the effects of a backlog in post-mortems due to industrial action.  

absalogo thumb100 BusinessLive reports that an Absa executive who was fired after she called management "old white men" has failed in a high court bid to prove she was unfairly dismissed.  

DUTTimeslive reports that according to the Durban University of Technology (DUT), they have been stood up twice by unions representing staff to end the strike that has thrown the institute into chaos over the past eight weeks.  

gunTimeslive reports that a woman‚ believed to be a security guard‚ was shot and killed at the King Shaka International Airport on Tuesday night.  It is understood that the woman‚ in a security uniform‚ was shot several times.  

joburgcityANA reports that the City of Johannesburg has dismissed 11 employees from the driver’s licence testing centres at the Department of Public Safety after they were found guilty in internal disciplinary hearings last month of fraud, corruption and dishonesty.  

UNTUTimeslive reports that the United National Transport Union (Untu) said at a press conference on Tuesday that trains were being hijacked every week and the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) was sitting on a ticking time bomb.  

strike thumb medium85 85ANA reports that the ongoing strike by forensic pathology workers in Gauteng has put the brakes on the release of postmortem results and burials, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Tuesday.