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.

MultiChoiceThe Citizen reports that a fire at MultiChoice’s offices and studio on Bram Fischer Drive in Randburg caused the evacuation of a building on Tuesday.  

healthcareWeekend Argus writes that as medical aid schemes announce annual increases for 2020, consumers can expect to dig deeper into their pockets to pay for their health-care needs next year.  

CCMABusiness Report writes that technological advances coupled with legislation changes on labour brokers contributed to a 4% year-on-year increase in the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration’s (CCMA’s) case load in the 2018/19 financial year.  

picBusinessLive reports that deputy finance minister David Masondo said in Parliament on Tuesday that the government was solidly committed to the protection of workers’ life savings.  

earningsMoneyweb reports that the pushback from shareholders at last year’s AGM, where both non-binding resolutions on remuneration failed to be approved, seemingly caught FirstRand off guard.  

protestThe Sunday Independent reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) in Mpumalanga staged a protest on 10 October relating to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) in Mpumalanga.  

picFin24 reports that MPs heard on Tuesday that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) was committed to restoring "sound corporate governance" at the institution.  

amcu thumb medium80 81City Press reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has partnered with the Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) and human rights attorney Richard Spoor to chase billions of rands allegedly siphoned from Samancor Chrome almost a decade ago through what they claim to be fraudulent and profit-shifting transactions.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92Cape Times reports that a fresh probe into the slapping incident at Sans Souci Girls’ High School has been welcomed by the Chamber of Legal Students, which had asked the Department of Basic Education Department (DBE) to investigate verbal and physical assault of the pupil.  

nehawu80ANA reports that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) announced on Monday it would picket against high and rising costs in the private health industry on Friday, 18 October.  

CCMAMoneyweb reports that changes to legislation led to a far greater increase in the case load of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) than the dispute resolution body had anticipated.  

sandf thumb medium90 89The Star reports a former soldier who was fired over a rape that he went on to prove he did not commit is headed to the Constitutional Court (ConCourt).  

RTMCThe Citizen reports that the National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) says that Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) boss Makhosini Msibi must do the honourable thing and step down, or take the public protector’s scathing report against him on review, but he can’t just carry on as normal.  

MboweniCity Press reports that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s plan to cut SA’s bloated civil service by encouraging officials to retire early appears to have failed miserably.  

handcuffsNews24 reports that a Cape Town police officer in a police BMW was arrested on Sunday for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol following a high-speed chase with traffic police.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92News24 reports that an investigation is under way by Bishops Diocesan College in Cape Town following reports that a female school teacher had engaged in a sexual relationship with a matric pupil.  

numBusiness Report writes that three months into the wage talks, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has backed down on its 25% wage demand at Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat).  

handcuffsTimesLIVE reports that three unqualified people who were running an illegal dental practice in Springs, Ekurhuleni, were among those arrested at the weekend.  

durbanTimesLIVE reports that a 49-year-old senior eThekwini municipality official was arrested on Friday for soliciting a bribe.  The arrest came during an undercover Hawks operation.  

healthcareNews24 reports that Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says the demand for health services in SA is increasing and funds to address the change are limited mainly due to the continuous rise of immigration and the increasing burden of disease.  

numsaANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has rejected the latest wage agreement proposals by employer bodies in the motor retail and components sectors.  

Sibanye StillwaterNews24Wire reports that another fatality has occurred at Sibanye-Stillwater's Thembelani shaft in Rustenburg, according to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu).  

CCMABusinessLive reports that the tech revolution is largely to blame for massive retrenchments in the embattled SA economy, with the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) warning that the jobs bloodbath is only just beginning.  

southafricalogoBusinessLive reports that half of the most senior posts at the National Treasury, which are integral to the workings of the government, have been filled by officials only in an acting capacity.  

fikilembalulaEngineering News reports that Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula met over two days last week with the Nedlac Community Constituency and with labour federation Cosatu on issues related to the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP)  

gautengNews24 reports that some 184 Gauteng Department of Health staff members have private businesses that have dealt with government departments including their own.  

labourcourtsBusinessLive reports that on Monday the Labour Court in Johannesburg interdicted the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) from embarking on a strike at Air Chefs.  

Netcare911News24 reports that a construction worker lost a part of his leg in Pretoria North, Gauteng paramedics said on Saturday.  

sabcSunday Independent reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is facing lawsuits to the value of R1.3 billion as it buckles under the pressure of a cash crunch.  

newsBusiness Insider reports that the government and other employers with front-line staff who deal with deaf people could by next week be obliged to provide at least some training in South African Sign Language to large swathes of staff.