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.

ambulanceNews24 reports that a Pietermaritzburg paramedic was stabbed and assaulted while trying to assist the injured at a motor vehicle accident scene on Saturday night.  

numsaBDLive reports that unions and employers in the retail motor sector are expected to meet this week to discuss a revised wage offer that could avert a strike at fuel pumps and some vehicle component manufacturers.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 24 September and Sunday, 25 September 2016

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 23 September 2016

news shutterstockIn our Friday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Thursday, 22 September 2016.

sabcBDLive reports that the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) has vowed to challenge any decision to keep Hlaudi Motsoeneng at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).  

harmonyMining Weekly reports that an employee was fatally injured early on Friday morning in a rail-bound equipment accident at Harmony Gold’s Phakisa mine, in the Free State.  

saa thumb medium95 76TMG Digital reports that pilots reportedly get five-star accommodation and generous travel benefits‚ at a cost of R697m a year for ailing South African Airways.  

BevSAFin24 reports that the proposed 20% tax on sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) could possibly generate only R4.4bn of the R7.5bn that was estimated, research by Oxford Economics revealed.  

newsBDLive reports that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng upset mourners when he took to the podium at kwaito star Mandoza’s funeral to push his own agenda and lambast his critics.  

employment thumb100 Financial Mail writes about the plan that business has backed to place 1m young people in paid one-year internships over the next three years.  

assmangANA reports that Black Rock Mine on Wednesday said it was investigating an internal complaint of sexual harassment involving a manager and a female employee.  

RobertsonWineryeNCA reports that workers at Robertson Winery have vowed to continue striking, despite losing this month's salaries.  Four weeks ago they downed tools, demanding a 150% wage increase.  

presidencyTimesLive reports that the Presidency on Friday commented on the controversy surrounding the continued employment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) by saying it “noted and respects the judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA)”.  

natu thumb medium80 91ANA reports that the National Teachers’ Union (Natu) on Thursday called on government to fast-track free tertiary education because “the country is burning”.  

Mineweb reports that according to prominent mining lawyer Warren Beech, trying to police and discourage illegal miners (zama zamas) is extremely hard to do.  

newsThe Citizen reports that a chemical explosion erupted at AGChem, a chemical plant in Waltloo, Pretoria, on Thursday.  According to reports, big clouds of yellow smoke were coming from the plant.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92EWN reports that Metrorail officials will on Friday receive a report on the extent of the damage caused to infrastructure during protests in Langa.  

ramatlhodiTimesLive reports that public servants who do business with the state will be fired if they don't give up their business interests by January next year.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 22 September 2016

news shutterstockIn our Thursday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Wednesday, 21 September 2016.

daTMG Digital reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) has given the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) until Monday to tell it what position Hlaudi Motsoeneng now occupies and when he was appointed to it.  

southafricalogoANA reports that in the 12 years since the inception of government's anti-corruption hotline, a total of 3,570 civil servants have been charged with graft, the governance and administration cluster said on Thursday.  

acdpBDLive reports that the more generous parental and adoption leave that the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) has proposed in a private member’s bill, has been hailed by union federation Cosatu as "correct and progressive".  

sacpThe Star reports that tensions between labour federation Cosatu and the SA Communist Party (SACP) were palpable during a bilateral meeting aimed at addressing their differences and challenges dogging the broader ruling alliance movement.  

cosatuBusiness Report writes that Cosatu on Wednesday accused food companies of exploiting the poor by increasing bread prices at a time when the cost of wheat had come down.  

CCMABusiness Report writes that labour rights groups have lauded the Labour Court’s judgement which will see many non-unionised workers make their own choice of representation at the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).  

ceppwawuBusiness Report writes that the Chemical Energy Paper Printing Wood and Allied Workers’ Union (Ceppwawu) has been let off the hook by the Labour Department for its dodgy financial administration and failing to meet its lawful obligations.  

mildredoliphantMoneyweb reports that three employer organisations and four companies are taking the minister of labour, Mildred Oliphant, and the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC), to court.  

sadtu90ANA reports that teacher union Sadtu says it will embark on a provincial march if the education department in Mpumalanga does not cease its plans to cut more than a thousand teacher posts.