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
Monday, 20 January 2020.

saa thumb medium95 76Reuters reports that South African Airways (SAA) said on Monday that its flights to all destinations were operating normally, after talks over the weekend on a bailout plan for the state carrier ended with no solution.  

artisan2In a letter to the editor of Business Day, Michael Bagraim, MP and Democratic Alliance (DA) deputy shadow employment and labour minister, writes that whenever we read about our most educated citizens leaving the country we lament that the flight of skills will leave the country worse off.  

SANParksNews24 reports that SA National Parks (SANParks) has denied that it fired an employee for alleging that mismanagement of a dam in the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) had led drownings.  

gavel thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that families and colleagues of police officers who died after a drunk driver rammed into a roadblock are not satisfied with the sentencing handed down at the Alexandra Magistrate's Court on Monday.  

effCity Press reports that the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has failed at the first hurdle to find conciliation between the EFF and its former employee Frans James.  

ramaphosa2News24 reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa wrote in his weekly newsletter on Monday on the topic of "a capable state" that such a state started with the people who worked in it.  

CapeTownlogoCape Argus reports that according to Cape Town mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith, the City has no CCTV footage of the actual incident that claimed the life of police undercover officer Thando Sigcu at the Foreshore.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92Weekend Argus reports that Cape Town commuters have slammed the six months they have been told by the management of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) to wait before Metrorail reinstates its Central line.   

OldMutualBusiness Times writes that the marathon litigation between dismissed Old Mutual CEO Peter Moyo and the Old Mutual board headed by former finance minister Trevor Manuel is nearing the finish line.  

newsSunday Tribune reports that dismissed from her job because she was black, a Durban single mother is now preparing a R10-million damages claim against the Frame Leisure Trading Group for her resulting pain and suffering.  

glencoreMining Weekly reports that Glencore Alloys and Merafe Resources have started a Section 189A retrenchment process at their joint venture (JV), the Rustenburg Smelter, in the North West.  

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 17 January 2020.

numsaEWN reports that the National Union for Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) have raised suspicion over the sale of aircraft at South African Airways (SAA).  

sandf thumb medium90 89News24 reports that the Department of Defence and Military Veterans' ministerial task team has briefed the department about its mandate to investigate cases of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and sexual offences within the SA National Defence Force (SANDF).  

earningsGroundUp writes that Pinky Mashilane, founder of United Domestic Workers of SA, points out that domestic workers buy in the same shops and pay the same transport costs, “so we must be treated like all workers and get the same minimum wage."  

saa thumb medium95 76Moneyweb reports that government has yet to find the remaining R2 billion needed for the South African Airways (SAA) business rescue plan, but has reaffirmed its commitment to seeing the business process to its successful conclusion.  

cwu thumb medium90 95Reuters reports that the Communication Workers Union (CWU) is angered by Telkom’s plan to cut up to 3,000 workers and on Sunday called for an urgent meeting with the ruling ANC and the minister of communication.  

newsColumnist Mamokgethi Molopyane writes that barely a month into 2020, retrenchments, the trimming of workforces and restructuring talks are dominating the news.  

transnetlogo thumb100 BusinessLive reports that Transnet has declined to comment on the appointment of a new group CEO after conflicting reports at the weekend that Portia Derby, former wife of one-time Transnet CEO Brian Molefe, was in line for the top job.  

ifpNews24 reports that passing a private member's bill that will preserve jobs for South Africans and establishing an integrity commission as a Chapter 9 institution are two of the IFP's goals for the 2020 parliamentary year.  

Sibanye StillwaterBL Premium reports that Sibanye-Stillwater has cut its Marikana workforce by 4,775 jobs, fewer than it flagged when it started the restructuring process late in 2019.  

handcuffsNews24 reports that a sixth suspect wanted for the murder of a constable in Coffee Bay in the Eastern Cape, appeared in the Mqanduli Magistrate's Court on Friday.  

prasaGroundUp reports that the Passenger Railway Agency of SA (Prasa) has released footage of two Gauteng train stations that have been closed, with services suspended due to vandalism in December 2019.  

amcu thumb medium80 81News24 reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said it was saddened by a "tragic start to 2020" as three mine workers died while on duty last week.  

MboweniBL Premium reports that finance minister Tito Mboweni said on Thursday that the "never-ending demands" of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), the public sector wage bill and corruption and general mismanagement were the major threats to SA’s fiscal sustainability.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Thursday, 16 January 2020.

saa thumb medium95 76Reuters reports that South African Airways (SAA) has put up for sale nine of its Airbus aircraft, according to a tender document seeking proposals from interested buyers, as seen on Thursday.  

telkom thumb100 BL Premium reports that unions representing most of Telkom's workers have threatened drastic action, including calling for the entire board to be declared delinquent and camping outside the ANC's headquarters, in their fight against the fixed-line operator's plan to cut up to a fifth of its staff.  

eskomFin24 reports that the Department of Public Enterprises announced on Wednesday that Professor Malegapuru William Makgoba had been appointed interim chairperson of Eskom, following the shock resignation of Jabu Mabuza last week.