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.

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.  

newsNews24 reports that KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) premier Sihle Zikalala and the transport department’s Mluleki Mntungwa have condemned a hijacking and shooting that left a truck driver and his conductor in a critical condition in Durban on Tuesday.  

Sibanye StillwaterMining Weekly reports that a consultation process with stakeholders regarding the restructuring of Sibanye-Stillwater’s SA gold operations has resulted in expected job losses being nearly halved to 3,450.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92News24 reports that a Cape Town mother has laid a criminal charge against one of her Grade 1 son's teachers after the boy came home with a bloodied mouth and cane marks on his back. 

standardbankMoneyweb reports that Standard Bank has announced the full list of branches that have been or will be closed, as part of the realignment of “its retail and business banking delivery model”.  

newsNews24 reports that late on Tuesday police were still hunting down robbers who stole a large sum of money from a woman, before fleeing the scene and driving over a security guard in the parking lot of a shopping centre in Montana, Pretoria.  

sadtu90News24 reports that the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) has called on parents and affected communities to urgently convene summits to deal with violence, the availability of drugs and substance abuse in schools.  

AbsaBL Premium reports that Absa is going to be without a permanent CEO until 2020, notwithstanding that it has mapped out an ambitious growth strategy.  

UNTUANA reports that the United National Transport Union (Untu) announced on Tuesday that it had signed a 7.3% wage agreement with the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) and had secured a guarantee that no employee would be retrenched in the next financial year.  

SARSBusinessLive reports that SA Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Edward Kieswetter has announced that the tax agency is reviewing all disciplinary cases since 2014.  

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ChoppiesBusinessLive reports that suspended Choppies Enterprises CEO Ramachandran Ottapathu has denied any wrongdoing and says he will challenge his suspension in court.  

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that the man accused of setting trains on fire at the Cape Town station in April would hopefully begin his 30 days' mental observation from Tuesday, the Cape Town Magistrate's Court heard on Monday.