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.

MotsoalediMining Weekly reports that it is estimated that more than one-million former mineworkers, who are in need of medical assessments and treatments, are without access to health services.  

coalTimesLive reports that the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC) announced on Thursday that it was providing assistance to ill miners who were about to sue the coal mining for failing to protect them from black lung disease.  

amcu thumb medium80 81TimesLive reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said on Thursday evening that two mineworkers had been killed the preceding 24 hours.  

newsBusinessLive reports that Duduza Khosana has stayed on at the helm of Samwumed, a medical aid scheme for unionised municipal workers, despite a judgment in October removing her as the provisional curator.  

privatesecurityauthorityANA reports that the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA) on Thursday condemned the recent string of an “unbridled killing spree of security guards in different parts of South Africa”.  

sasolBusinessLive reports that on Thursday Sasol reduced its production guidance for its Secunda coal-to-oil plant because maintenance was taking longer than expected.  

MantasheMining Weekly reports that Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe said on Thursday that the increase in mining fatalities in mining over the past two years has increased the urgency of improving health and safety in the sector.  

earningsBusinessLive reports that increasing demands from institutional shareholders for details of performance targets for the awarding of multimillion-rand executive pay packages have prompted Truworths to publish additional critical information just one week before its AGM to avoid a shareholder backlash.  

coalMining Weekly reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has called for coal to be retained far more strongly in the country’s energy mix.  

handcuffsNews24 reports that a tow truck owner has been arrested for allegedly dousing two of his employees with petrol and setting them alight in Mariannhill, Durban.  

CapeTownlogoNews24 reports that the City of Cape Town's fire and rescue service is taking strain as a labour dispute over a standby allowance and working hours deepens.  

numsaEWN reports that plastic sector workers affiliated to the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) will know on Friday whether they can go ahead with their wage strike.  

mycitiEWN reports that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has denied being behind alleged violence that has marred an illegal MyCiTi bus driver strike in Cape Town.  

ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107The Citizen reports that 300 youths are to be trained by the city of Ekurhuleni to install, repair, and maintain water meters in the City.  

irvinjimThe Citizen reports that a damning report has accused the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) of becoming compromised under its general secretary Irvin Jim.  

AlexanderForbesBusinessLive reports that the Unpaid Benefits Campaign has given pension fund administrator Alexander Forbes (AF) 14 days to act decisively on unpaid benefits it administers.  

transnetBusinessLive reports that Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama will hear on Friday whether he will hold on to his R7.6m-a-year job at the state-owned logistics company.  

councilmedicalschemesBusinessLive reports that the Council for Medical Schemes is probing SA’s two biggest medical schemes following allegations that they are not paying their members claims in full.  

newsBusinessLive reports that frustrated employees who worked at the closed Shiva Uranium mine are now mulling legal action to recover their dues after operations were halted in July.  

DenelBusinessLive reports that nearly a thousand Solidarity union members protested on Wednesday over pay at cash-strapped state-owned weapons manufacturer Denel.  

protestANA reports that businesses have closed down in the town of Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape following two days of violent protests.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92Fin24 reports that low-income families in outlying suburbs like Khayelitsha spend around 43% of their income on transport, according to Brett Herron, Cape Town Mayoral Committee (Mayco) member for Transport and Urban Development.  

psaBusinessLive reports that the Public Servants Association (PSA) has failed in its bid to force the health department to move staff out of a building it claims is unsafe.  

newsNews24 reports that VBS Mutual Bank will be retrenching 94 employees, leaving the beleaguered bank with just 26 staff members made up of two general managers, admin staff and a collections team.  

joburgcityANA reports that the City of Johannesburg said on Tuesday it had partnered with health and financial services provider Discovery to open a skills development centre in Orange Farm, which will benefit youth in the area.  

healthcareBusinessLive reports that the Limpopo health department has saved enough money from restructuring its staff complement to hire more specialists.  

gunTimesLive reports that the deaths of the two security guards who were killed in Soweto last week have left their employers and colleagues shattered.  

newsTimesLive reports that a teacher who first paid R20‚000 for "cleansing water" so that her boyfriend would marry her‚ was then persuaded to resign and hand over her entire pension.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Mining Weekly reports that the Mining Forum of SA (MFSA) has indicated that the Mafikeng High Court will on 26 October hold a hearing into an application lodged against the Mineral Resources Minister over allegations that Lonmin is not complying with its social and labour plans (SLPs).  

uberTimesLive reports that Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) officers on Tuesday saved an Uber driver from robbers‚ said Michael Sun‚ the city's MMC for Public Safety.