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.

eskomANA reports that Eskom said late on Sunday its power system remained constrained and would take up to ten days to recover from the effects of last week’s wage strike.  

uctBusinessLive reports that the Council for Higher Education has decided not to withdraw the University of Cape Town’s (UCT’s) LLB accreditation.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that 17 mineworkers facing multiple charges relating to a violent strike at Lonmin’s platinum operations at Marikana some six years ago were due to appear in the North West High Court in Mogwase on Monday.  

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 15 June 2018.

eskomThe Citizen reports that according to an electricity expert, blaming striking workers was a convenient excuse power utility Eskom was using to mask the power utility’s incompetence and inability to ensure a reliable supply.  

samwu thumb medium80 78The Citizen reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) on Friday tabled a list of grievances to back up its plan of mobilising members to stage a protest against the Johannesburg city council.  

ramaphosa2ANA reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Saturday that it was the shared responsibility of government, business, labour and civil society to develop pathways for young people into work.  

numsaANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) said on Saturday that government and Eskom unions have agreed that wage negotiations be resumed with immediate effect and the zero percent increase proposed by the power utility was “off the table”.  

SaftuThe Citizen reports that according to the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu), young people had little to celebrate on Youth Day on Saturday, considering they still have many of the same problems as the youth in 1976.  

absalogo thumb100 Bloomberg reports that Barclays Africa Group may halve the number of top jobs at its South African retail and business bank as it reorganises after its British parent cut its stake.  

SARSFin24 reports that Public Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordhan has laid out the state's case against suspended SA Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner Tom Moyane in a 69-page affidavit.  

Sibanye StillwaterANA reports that the acting chief inspector of mines is compiling a report on all accidents that have occurred at Sibanye-Stillwater mining operations since the beginning of this year.  

vavi1Mail & Guardian writes that the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) faces its first test against corruption within its ranks as it prepares to deal with one of its most popular leaders accused of illegally using R600,000 of workers’ money in two years.  

eskomBusinessLive reports that Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has announced that Eskom has taken its contentious 0% wage increase offer off the negotiation table.  

nelsonmandelabayNews24 reports that services in Nelson Mandela Bay have been severely affected as the SA Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) strike action deepened on Friday.  

picBusiness Report writes the government is set to make drastic changes to the running of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) with an amendment that guarantees unions at least two places on the board.  

eskomBusinessLive reports that Eskom started load shedding for the first time in years on Thursday night due to constraints to supply as a result of “acts of sabotage and intimidation” related to the labour unrest.”  

nehawu80BusinessLive reports that the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) is mobilising for mass action in Limpopo because the provincial health department has yet to pay staff their performance bonuses for the 2016-17 fiscal year.  

sasolReuters reports that on Thursday the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) cleared Solidarity to legally strike in a dispute with Sasol over its plan to launch a share ownership scheme exclusively to black staff.  

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

earningsANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Thursday that it was "deeply angered" and concerned by a claim that employees at Eskom were among the highest paid in the country and earned an average salary of around R789,000 per year.  

miner thumb medium90 104EWN reports that Cosatu has called on trade unions to put their differences aside and work together to force government to act against mining companies with high death rates.  

cosatuBusinessLive reports that as SA braces for strikes and pickets at Eskom over a 0% wage increase, labour federation Cosatu has warned that workers should not be made to pay for the sins of corrupt and inept managers.  

NatuANA reports that Allen Thompson, deputy president of the KwaZulu-Natal based National Teachers’ Union (Natu), said on Thursday he received a death threat since surviving an alleged foiled assassination attempt last month.  

sabcTimeslive reports that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng has complained about backstabbing by a board member of the national broadcaster.  

newsTimeslive reports that according to the Limpopo Department of Education, the person shown in a viral video being assaulted by two pupils was not a teacher‚ as had been previously reported.  

coaleNCA reports that mineworkers at Optimum Coal were due to take to the streets for a second day on Thursday.  They are demanding their salaries, saying they have not been paid in two months.  

eskomFin24 reports that Eskom’s ability to keep the lights on could be compromised with intimidation and road blockages “rife” at most of Eskom’s power stations and regional offices on Thursday morning.  

pscThe Citizen reports that the state of Gauteng’s public service is to come under the spotlight in a report to be published by the Public Service Commission (PSC).  

sapsThe Citizen reports that a Pretoria police captain who is facing charges of crimen injuria continues to serve at the same station where he allegedly racially attacked his colleagues.