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.

protestTimesLIVE reports that a looming national strike by truck drivers on 18 July could spell further trouble for the already ailing trucking fraternity.  

gavel thumb100 ANA writes that rights' groups with interests in the 2012 Marikana massacre continue to ask why it took seven years to bring the police officers accused of killing mineworkers before the courts.  

employment thumb100 Fin24 reports that according to the most recent ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, SA employers report overall cautious hiring plans for the third quarter of 2019, with the trend set to continue.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92The Star reports that as a video of a learner assaulting a teacher on school premises went viral, the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Education admitted that school violence was getting deadlier.  

satawu thumb medium90 101EWN reports that the SA Transport and Allied Workers' Union (Satawu) on Monday called on government to take steps to put a stop to the alarming loss of life in the trucking industry.  

sandf thumb medium90 89Cape Times reports that Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has announced a probe into the circumstances leading to the death on 4 June of Brigadier-General Motlhokomedi Kenneth Petso, commander of the SANDF’s Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that former North West deputy police commissioner William Mpembe, who is accused of several deaths in the lead-up to the Marikana massacre in 2012, and his three co-accused appeared in the North West High Court on Monday.  

protestTimesLIVE reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) are due to picket at all major airports in protests of a “myriad of issues at SAA and SAA Technical" (Saat) on Tuesday.  

healthcareOFM News reports that the University of the Free State (UFS) on Monday said medical students would return to Pelonomi Hospital following their engagements with the health department over safety measures.  

transnetlogo thumb100 EWN reports that state capture commission of inquiry has heard how a Transnet whistle-blower alleged that bid committee members were threatened with losing their jobs should they not ensure that a particular company won a tender.  

CapeTownlogoTimesLIVE reports that Arlene Wehr has been fighting fires and gender discrimination since 1996 and she has now become the first female operations manager in Cape Town's fire and rescue service in more than 170 years.  

gavel thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that a suspect arrested in connection with the shooting of two metro police officers in Durban last month appeared to be in great pain as he hobbled into the dock alongside three others on Monday.  

sadtu90SowetanLive reports that a year-and-a-half after applying for a banking licence, the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) has successfully launched a co-operative financial institution with 217 members and R141,000 in deposits at the time of registration.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Business Report writes that as Sibanye-Stillwater's takeover of Lonmin cleared the final regulatory hurdle on Friday, the platinum producer and its peers now face the challenge of wage negotiations.  

sabcThe Star reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) has called for the protection of staff of the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) by the police after the attempted killing of a senior audit official employed at the public broadcaster.  

durbanNews24 reports that a labour dispute between an eThekwini metro contractor and its workers was responsible for major disruptions in the Umlazi area in southern Durban on Monday, the municipality indicated.  

newsNews24 reports that the widow of a security guard who was trampled to death on Saturday by an elephant at the Foskor Mine in Phalaborwa, Limpopo, is still battling to come to terms with her partner's death.  

pnpBusinessLive reports that Pick n Pay CEO Richard Brasher, the former head of Tesco in the UK, was paid R32m for the group’s 2019 financial year.  

Sibanye StillwaterBusinessLive reports that after 18 months of uncertainty, during which the takeover of Lonmin by Sibanye was challenged every step of the way, employees at the companies went to work on Monday as part of the world's biggest platinum producer.  

southafricalogoFin24 reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa recently met with chief executives of 20 state-owned companies to discuss the challenges plaguing state-owned enterprises.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92The Citizen reports that the Mpumalanga department of education said in a statement on Friday that it had suspended a 26-year-old male teacher for allegedly invigilating a Grade 11 mid-year examination with a gun hanging in his hand.  

nissanEngineering News reports that local production of the next-generation Nissan Navara is expected to create an estimated 1,200 new jobs in the automotive sector.  

RailwaySafetyRegulatorEngineering News reports that the CEO of the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR), Nkululeko Poya, who was placed on suspension in November 2017, has resigned.  

Mining Weekly reports that a Harmony Gold employee died in a scraper-winch-related accident at the Tshepong mine, in Welkom, on Wednesday morning.  

healthcareTimesLIVE reports that the Free State health department has increased security at the Pelonomi Hospital in Bloemfontein following a meeting with staff on Wednesday afternoon.  

education90News24 reports that Forest High School in the south of Johannesburg opened again on Thursday following the fatal stabbing of a pupil outside the school on Monday.  

ramaphosa2Fin24 reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa held talks on Wednesday with the chief executives of over 20 state-owned companies (SOEs), where they discussed the challenges they faced in implementing their mandates.  

nursing thumb medium90 93News24 reports that a nurse, who helped care for thousands of people's wounds at Groote Schuur hospital in Cape Town, has retired after 35 years - and she has never taken a day's sick leave.  

earningsThe United National Transport Union (UNTU) has requested Labour and Employment Minister Thulas Nxesi to review the earnings threshold set in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA).  

mycitiNews24 reports that the City of Cape Town is working on plans to refund MyCiTi commuters left stranded after the expiry of its contract with the joint venture companies that provided the N2 Express route service.